Amelia Dew

No PhotoName: Amelia Dew.
Died: June 19, 2013.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Gosport, England, UK.
Disability: Myotonic dystrophy.

Details:
When Amelia was brought to the hospital with a massive head injury, her stepfather, who had been watching her, claimed she had hit her head on a chair she was strapped into during tube-fed meals. Amelia died four days later.

Initially, her stepfather was arrested, but not charged. Two years later, doctors who examined Amelia came forward, stating that her injuries were highly consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

Perpetrator: Robin Dowse (Stepfather); initially no charges; under investigation as of July 2015.

Source: Police investigation into Gosport toddler’s death reopened

Harry Aspley

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Name: Harry Aspley.
Died: April 1, 2013.
Age at death: 23 months.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Stoney Stanton, England, UK.
Disability: Developmental delay; suspected autism.

Details:
Harry was violently shaken by his foster mother. This caused brain injuries which killed him.

Perpetrator: Wendy Hardy (Foster mother), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to six and a half years; David Hardy, charged with child cruelty.

Source: Foster mother jailed for killing toddler by violently shaking him
Woman jailed after death of 23-month-old Harry Aspley

Emily Titterington

Name: Emily Titterington.
Died: February 8, 2013.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: St. Austell, Cornwall, England, UK.
Disability: Autism, anxiety.

Details:
Emily had severe constipation related to a phobia and unspecified bowel problems; her parents tried to treat it with homeopathy and “distance healing” but did not persuade her to go to a hospital. After 8 weeks without a bowel movement, Emily died of a heart attack.

Perpetrator: Geraldine Titterington (mother). James Titterington (father). Inquest underway; no charges.

Source: “Long term failures” to blame for death of constipated teen

Hilary Milner

No PhotoName: Hilary Milner.
Died: November 1, 2012.
Age at death: 55
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Leeds, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Hilary was beaten to death by her husband.

Perpetrator: Trevor Milner (Husband); assault with bodily harm; 4-month suspended sentence.

Source: Leeds dementia sufferer died hours after attack by husband
Obituary

Daniel Pelka

Photo of Daniel Pelka.Name: Daniel Pelka.
Died: March 3, 2012.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Coventry, West Midlands, England, UK.
Disability: None. Killer claimed he was autistic.

Details:
Daniel, who was not autistic, died from beatings and starvation by his mother and stepfather, who told a co-worker that Daniel was not worth beating because he was autistic and would not feel pain.

Perpetrator: Magadelena Luczak (Mother), Mariusz Krezolek (Stepfather); both sentenced to 30 years to life in prison, both died in prison.

Source: Daniel Pelka
Daniel Pelka’s brutal stepfather refused treatment before death in prison

Beryl Webb

No PhotoName: Beryl Webb.
Died: May 14, 2010.
Age at death: 75.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Wadsley, Sheffield, UK.
Disability: Fibromyalgia, arthritis, histrionic personality disorder, cancer survivor.

Details:
Beryl’s husband smothered her.

Perpetrator: George Webb (Husband), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 2 years.

Source: Man killed disabled wife

Ajit Singh

Photo of Ajit Singh, a boy in a red hoodie.Name: Ajit Singh-Mahal.
Died: February 9, 2010.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: London, England, UK.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Ajit’s mother, facing a social services investigation for neglect, forced him to drink bleach. He died of multiple organ failure.

Perpetrator: Satpal Kaur-Singh (Mother); pled guilty to manslaughter; sentenced to 7 years.

Source: Ajit Singh

Charlotte Avenall

Photo of Charlotte Avenall, a girl sitting on a bed with her chin on her hand.Name: Charlotte Avenall.
Died: September 12, 2009.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, intellectual disability.

Details:
Even though they took good care of their exotic pets, Charlotte’s parents neglected their daughter. Despite her disabilities and age requiring supervision, she was locked into a filthy room, completely alone; on the day she died, she had been left alone for fourteen hours. She had just learned to tie a knot in school when she hanged herself by the cord on the window blinds and died.

Perpetrator: Simon Moody (Father), Susan Moody (Mother).

Source: Charlotte Avenall’s ‘atrocious’ neglect shocked town

Lindsey Alvarez

No PhotoName: Lindsey Angela Alvarez.
Died: August 4, 2009.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Lindsey was poisoned with a large amount of salt, and her body showed signs of battered child syndrome.

Perpetrator: Unknown; under investigation; probably a family member.

Source: Lindsey Angela Alvarez