Name: Michelle Sandor.
Age at death: 14.
Name: Scott Sandor.
Age at death: 11.
Died: September 3, 1982.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA.
Disability: Marfan syndrome.
Scott and Michelle Sandor were shot by their mother, who then shot herself. Their mother also had Marfan syndrome.
Perpetrator: Linda V. Sandor.
Source: 3 IN GREENWICH ARE FOUND SLAIN AT THEIR HOME
Name: Matthew Robles.
Died: September 1, 1980.
Age at death: 4 months.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: El Cajon, California, USA.
Matthew was smothered by his mother. His death was presumed natural until five years later, when his mother killed his brother, John Robles, and confessed to both killings.
Perpetrator: Debra Sue Robles (Mother), pled guilty to murder, sentenced to 30 years to life.
Source: An American Tragedy: Mother Kills 2 Children as System Fails
Died: Undated; article published January 6, 2016.
Age at death: Newborn, less than 6 days old.
Cause of death: Burned alive, following Yanomami tradition.
Location: Caracaraí, Brazil.
Disability: “a malformation in his leg”.
Quote: When a 21-year-old indigenous woman gave birth to her fourth son in this small settlement in northern Brazil, she noticed that the newborn was suffering from a malformation in his leg. She knew what that meant, but still consulted with the leaders of her Yanomami tribe in a desperate hope for an exception.
It was not to be: the baby was burned alive as part of a ritual, and the ashes were used to prepare a sort of gruel that was offered to all members of the tribe. Though the mother shared her grief with her immediate family, she said she understood that this was the tradition.
Perpetrator: His mother and tribe.
Source: In Brazil, Activists Defend Infanticide Among Indigenous Tribes