Joy Martin

Photo of Joy Martin, an elderly woman with light skin and straight gray hair. The photo shows only the left half of the face.Name: Joy Martin.
Died: May 28, 1999.
Age at death: 69.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Wanganui, New Zealand.
Disability: Terminal cancer.

Details:
As she lay dying of cancer, Joy’s daughter injected her with a lethal dose of morphine.

After Joy was dead, her daughter wrote a book about killing her mother and was arrested.

Joy’s portrait on this memorial comes from the cover of her daughter’s book. It includes only half her face because on the book’s cover, her daughter used photo manipulation to combine half her face with half of Joy’s. In keeping with my policy of giving the killer as little publicity as possible, the daughter’s part of that image has been cropped out. –Editor

Perpetrator: Lesley Martin (Daughter), convicted of attempted murder; sentenced to 15 months, released after serving half her sentence.

Source: Lesley Martin jailed for 15 months

Jim Helm

No PhotoName: Jim Helm.
Died: November 8, 1998.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Nelson, New Zealand.
Disability: Down syndrome, Autism.

Details: Jim’s mother killed him and herself because she was afraid of what would happen to him if she died.

Perpetrator: Nancy Helm (Mother).

Source: Jim Helm died at the hands of a loving mother who despaired of his future.

Casey Albury

Black and white photo of Casey Albury, a teenage girl.Name: Casey Janine Huinui Albury.
Died: 1997.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Feilding, New Zealand.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Casey was killed by her mother, who initially took her to a bridge in the hopes that Casey would climb onto it and fall off. When Casey refused, she took her daughter into an alley and strangled her.

Perpetrator: Janine Albury-Thomson (Mother). Convicted of manslaughter; sentenced to four years; served 15 months.

Source: Tragic end to life of beauty and misery
Woman who killed autistic daughter jailed for church fire