Daniel Ndayiragije

No PhotoName: Daniel Ndayiragije.
Died: 2009.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Burundi.
Disability: Albinism.

Details:
Daniel’s older brother and sister-in-law agreed to sell him to a gang of albino hunters for the equivalent of $250. His killers shot him, then cut off his limbs for sale as ingredients in ritual magic.

Perpetrator: Omari Ndayiragije (brother); Victoria Nkuizikiye (Sister-in-law); a gang of three men.

Source:
The ‘genocide’ of Burundi’s albinos
Una tragedia olvidada
Albinos under Burundi police protection welcome Napoleon

Margaret Benjo

No PhotoName: Margaret Mary “Peggy” Benjo.
Died: June 5, 2008.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Deltona, Florida, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness, dementia; disabled elder.

Details:
Peggy was shot to death by her husband.

Perpetrator: Robert Benjo (Husband), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to two years house arrest and 13 years probation.

Source:
Elderly Deltona man charged in wife’s murder, saying she no longer had will to live
Deltona man, 82, pleads guilty to killing wife
Mercy or Murder? Man Kills Dying Wife
Sheriff: Elderly husband charged in Deltona wife’s murder earlier today — accused says wife no longer had will to live with illness
Deltona man, 82, gets suspended sentence for killing his ailing wife

Jaylen Brown

No PhotoName: Jaylen Brown.
Died: May 13, 2008.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Chicago, Illinios, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Even though she had help from two nurses, Jaylen’s mother neglected him so badly that he died from blood poisoning due to severe, infected bedsores.

Perpetrator: Kesheia Phillips (Mother), misdemeanor child neglect. Loren Brown (Nurse), acquitted. Morris Brinkley (Nurse), sentenced to 2 years of probation and 60 days of community service.

Source: Boy’s death ruled homicide

Aleksi Toledo

No PhotoName: Aleksi Morgan Pressey Toledo.
Died: May 13, 2008.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: San Bernardino County, California, USA.
Disability: Autism, juvenile diabetes.

Details:
Aleksi’s diabetes treatment was withheld and he was starved and dehydrated. He died of diabetic ketoacidosis with no fat left on his body. His mother could have saved his life if she had sought medical attention, but she did not.

Perpetrator: His parents: Father, D. T., no charges; mother, unnamed, charged with child endangerment.

Source: D.T. v. Superior Court
Death Record

Courtney Wise

No PhotoName: Courtney Wise.
Died: February 18, 2008.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Courtney’s mother neglected and starved her to death.

Perpetrator: Astrid Hueller (Mother), pled guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 6 years in jail, minus double time served, for a total of five years.

Source: Mother gets six years for daughter’s death

Mara Tani

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Name: Mara Tani.
Died: December 1, 2007.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Prato, Italy.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Mara’s husband shot her in the head.

Perpetrator: Vitangelo Bini (Husband), convicted of aggravated murder, sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison, but will not serve any jail time because of his age.

Source:
Woman with Alzheimer’s shot dead in hospital by husband, 77
Pensioner commits suicide

Kayla Dutcher

No PhotoName: Kayla Dutcher.
Died: October 7, 2007.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
Disability: Blindness.

Details:
Kayla died of an overdose of Tramadol. Her parents reported that she had eaten the Tramadol by accident; the department of human services determined that she had died of “fatal neglect and an injurious environment”.

Perpetrator: Amy and James Dutcher (Parents). No charges.

Source: Kayla Dutcher

Jared Greenwood

No PhotoName: Jared Greenwood.
Died: September 30, 2007 (Body found).
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Bloomfield, New Mexico, USA.
Disability: Autism, intellectual disability.

Details:
Jared’s mother neglected him; he died of blood poisoning from infected bedsores.

Perpetrator: Sandra Greenwood (Mother), convicted of neglect, sentenced to two and a half years in jail.

Source: Updated at 7:40am — Mother Gets 2 1/2 Years for Leaving Son To Die

Elsie Crutchley

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Name: Elsie Patricia Crutchley.
Died: February 5, 2007.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Taumarunui, New Zealand.
Disability: Terminal stomach cancer.

Details:
Elsie was poisoned by her son, with an overdose of painkillers and anxiolytics. She was dead within hours.

Perpetrator: Ian Crutchley (Son); convicted of attempted murder, given probation and community service.

Source: Man who tried to kill mother avoids jail term

Kawliga Potts

No PhotoName: Kawliga Potts.
Died: January 27, 2007.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse and neglect.
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Disability: Developmental delay, possible fetal alcohol syndrome.

Details:
Kawliga was deprived of food and clothing by his foster parent. He died of injuries from being hit in the head.

Perpetrator: Lily Choy (Foster mother), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 8 years.

Source:
Alberta foster boy’s death a direct result of child welfare failure: judge
New sentence for woman in death of foster child
Report to the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General – Public fatality inquiry into the death of Kawliga Potts