Tiffany Pinckney

Photo of Tiffany Pinckney sitting at a table and leaning her chin on her hands. She wears a beige T-shirt and has an afro.Name: Tiffany Pinckney.
Died: April 2, 2005.
Age at death: 23.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Autism, developmental delay.

Details:
Tiffany was locked in a basement by her sister and her sister’s husband, where she starved to death.

Perpetrator: Allison Cox (sister), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 9 years. Orlando Klass (sister’s husband), pled guilty to criminal negligence, sentenced to 2 years house arrest.

Source: Nine years for woman’s death

Scarlett Chen

Photo of Scarlett Chen, a grinning Asian toddler with short hair.Name: Scarlett Chen.
Died: July 12, 2004.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
After Scarlett’s mother was told by a doctor that Scarlett’s autism could not be surgically cured, she drowned Scarlett in the bathtub.

Perpetrator: Xuan “Linda” Peng (Mother); pled guilty to manslaughter; served five years in prison.

Source: Killer of autistic daughter released

Johnny Churchi

No PhotoName: Johnny Churchi.
Died: October 10, 2001.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Johnny’s mother strangled him.

Perpetrator: Jadwiga Miskiewicz (Mother); charged with first-degree murder; sentenced to time in a psychiatric hospital.

Source: School Struggles To Come To Grips With Johnny’s Death

Chelsea Craig

Photo of Chelsea Craig, a teenage girl.Name: Chelsea Craig.
Died: March 19, 2001.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada.
Disability: Rett syndrome.

Details:
Chelsea was poisoned by her mother with a mix of prescription drugs.

Perpetrator: Rachel Capra Craig (Mother). Found not guilty because of a mental disorder; committed suicide in July 2002.

Source: Rachel Capra CRAIG

Charles-Antoine Blais

No PhotoName: Charles-Antoine Blais.
Died: November 6, 1996.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Montreal, Canada.
Disability: Autism.

Details: Charles-Antoine was drowned by his mother in her bathtub.

Perpetrator: Danielle Blais (Mother). Pled guilty to manslaughter, given a 23-month suspended sentence. No jail time.

Source: Blais decision brings new concern to the disabled

Katie Lynn Baker

No PhotoName: Katie Lynn Baker.
Died: May 28, 1996.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: British Columbia, Canada.
Disability: Rett syndrome.

Details: Katie’s mother deliberately starved her to death because she believed that Katie did not want to live.

Perpetrator: Cheryl Baker (Mother). Never charged.

Source: Crown Will Not Lay Charges in Death of Katie Lynn Baker

Scott Dell

Photo of Scott Dell, a man with chin-length hair and light skin, smiling.Name: Scott Dell.
Died: December 28, 1995.
Age at death: 44.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Killaloe, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Cancer of the mouth/throat; in remission.

Details:
When Scott Dell was found dead, poisoned with antifreeze, his wife tried to call it a suicide. Scott was depressed, she claimed, because he was afraid of his cancer coming back. But her story fell apart. Witnesses testified that Scott had wanted to live and had hope for his future. The family cat had died from antifreeze poisoning. And Scott’s wife was the only person who could have given him the antifreeze-tainted wine that killed him.

Perpetrator: Cherrylle Dell (Wife; estranged), convicted of first-degree murder, sentenced to 25 years to life.

Source: How sex, lies and antifreeze convicted the `Angel’ of death, Cherrylle Dell

Tracy Latimer

Black and white photo of Tracy Latimer, a teenager leaning against a headrest. She has short dark hair.Name: Tracy Latimer.
Died: October 24, 1993.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Wilkie, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Tracy’s father put her in his truck, connected the exhaust to the cab, and poisoned her with carbon monoxide.

Perpetrator: Robert Latimer (Father). Second degree murder; sentenced to life; paroled after 9 years, 11 months.

Source:
Wikipedia: Robert Latimer
Right or wrong, Latimer’s actions touched off national debate on euthanasia