Stephanie Owen

Photo of Stephanie Owen and her mother Sharon Hayter. Stephanie is a young woman with long brown hair; her head is thrown back and she is laughing. Sharon is a woman with short brown hair and glasses; she is smiling and hugging Stephanie.Name: Stephanie Owen.
Died: November 28, 2013.
Age at death: 29.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Knowsley, Merseyside, England, UK.
Disability: Intellectual disability; mobility impairment; diabetic.

Details:
Stephanie’s father bludgeoned her and her mother, Sharon Hayter, to death with a claw hammer.

Perpetrator: William Owen (Father), pleaded guilty to murder, sentenced to 29 years, 90 days in prison.

Source:
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Carol French

No PhotoName: Carol French.
Died: November 20, 2013.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Wandsworth, Southwest London, England, UK.
Disability: Stroke.

Details:
When Carol survived a stroke, her husband tried to convince her to move to Switzerland for euthanasia. But Carol wanted to live; she declined to move and was planning her next summer vacation when her husband strangled her and stabbed himself in a murder-suicide.

Carol was a retired women’s magazine editor.

Perpetrator: Douglas “Harry” Morton (Husband).

Source:
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Amoe Stevens

Photo of Amoe Stevens.Name: Amoe Seline Stevens.
Died: October 18, 2013.
Age at death: 64.
Cause of death: Rape-Murder.
Location: Neasden, London, UK.
Disability: Mobility/speech impairment after stroke.

Details:
Amoe was raped and murdered by her son-in-law.

Perpetrator: Mohammed Yassin Yusuf (Son-in-law).

Source: Neasden stroke victim murdered by son-in-law’s violent sex assault

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
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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.

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Betty Guy

Photo of Betty Guy, an elderly woman with light skin and light-gray hair, wearing glasses and a blue top. She is smiling and hugging someone off-camera.Name: Betty Guy.
Died: November 7, 2011.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Haverfordwet, England, UK.
Disability: Mobility impaired, chronic pain, frail elder.

Details:
Betty’s daughter and grandson had decided it was “time for her to go”, so they drove to her house, where they drugged her with sleeping pills; then her grandson smothered her with a pillow. He had to try twice before he killed her, because she fought to live.

Betty was a retired nurse.

Perpetrator: Barry Rogers (Grandson) and Penelope John (Daughter), both found guilty of murder and sentenced to 11 years to life.

Source:
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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