Ulysses Stable

No PhotoName: Ulysses Stable.
Died: November 22, 2006.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: New York City, New York, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Ulysses’s father cut his throat and left him in the bathtub to bleed out.

Perpetrator: Jose Stable (Father), charged with second-degree murder.

Source: Autistic Boy Is Slashed to Death and His Father Is Charged

M.E.

No PhotoName: M.E., possibly Michael Egan.
Died: November 22 (?), 2006.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Unknown; possibly Illinois, USA.
Disability: ?.

Details:
M. E. was “starved and deprived [of] medical care by his parents”.

Perpetrator: Names unknown.

Source: Day of Mourning: The List
SSDI: Michael Egan

Christopher DeGroot

No PhotoName: Christopher Aire DeGroot.
Died: May 19, 2006.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Albany, Oregon, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Christopher’s parents locked him in his room and bolted it with a deadbolt. Then they set a fire in their home and left Christopher to burn to death.

Perpetrator: Nicolaas and Agnes DeGroot (Parents), pleaded no contest to criminally negligent homicide, sentenced to 6 months in jail.

Source: Christopher DeGroot

“B. L.”

No PhotoName: “B. L.”, male.
Died: November 26, 2005.
Age at death: 13 months.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Alberta, Canada.
Disability: Developmental delay.

Details:
B. L. died of shaken baby syndrome, caused by his foster father.

Perpetrator: His foster father; pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to five years, paroled within 2 years.

Source: Learning from a sad, short life

Abubakar Nadama

No PhotoName: Abubakar Tariq Nadama.
Died: August 23, 2005.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Medical malpractice.
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
In an effort to cure his autism, Abubakar’s parents took him to a doctor for chelation therapy. The doctor administered the wrong medication, too quickly, and Abubakar died.

Perpetrator: Roy Kerry (Doctor), charged with negligent manslaughter, charges dropped; Abubakar’s parents (No crime).

Source: Abubakar Nadama

Britney Abbott

No PhotoName: Britney Abbott.
Died: August 21, 2005.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Auckland, New Zealand.
Disability: Usher syndrome.

Details:
Britney and her little sister both had Usher syndrome. Their father put them in the car and drove off a mountain, killing Britney. Her little sister survived.

Perpetrator: Garth Duwayne Abbott (Father), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 4 1/2 years.

Source:
Father found guilty of manslaughter<
Charges ‘ridiculous’ says wife
Killer may not be deported
Parole may bar father from family
Family fights to stay in NZ
Sentencing for man who killed daughter
Mass of the Angels for Britney

Donna Spadea

No PhotoName: Donna Spadea.
Died: June 26, 2005.
Age at death: 59.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Along with several other intellectually disabled adults, Donna was imprisoned, starved, drugged, and beaten by Linda Weston, who acted as her Social Security payee so that she could steal Donna’s money. Donna died after two months of captivity while she was imprisoned in a tiny laundry room, and toxicology testing revealed that she had been poisoned with the drugs Linda had regularly mixed into her food.

Perpetrator: Linda Weston (Caretaker), multiple charges, life sentence; Gregory Thomas, Jean McIntosh, Eddie Wright, and Nicklaus Woodard.

Source: “Basement of horrors” indictment brings light to 2008 Norfolk death