Jada Wright

Photo of Jada Wright, a girl with short black hair and brown skin. She is wearing a coral-colored dress.Name: Jada Wright.
Died: February 15, 2018.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
After Jada’s parents died, she stayed with an aunt until her aunt’s medical problems kept her from caring for Jada. After that, she moved in with her legal guardian, and her legal guardian’s son became her caregiver.

Jada was beaten to death by her caregiver. She died days after her 14th birthday.

Perpetrator: Christopher Ward (Caregiver; son of her legal guardian), charged with second degree reckless homicide

Source:
‘She could light up a room:’ Girl, 14, found beaten to death on Milwaukee’s north side
‘Why?’ Aunt of girl with cerebral palsy, beaten to death days after her birthday, is heartbroken
Caretaker charged in death of disabled girl in Milwaukee | Reading Eagle – AP
Caretaker charged in blunt force trauma death of 14-year-old Milwaukee girl with cerebral palsy
Christopher Ward charged in death of 14-year-old girl; ‘admitted to becoming frustrated,’ striking her
Man charged in beating death of 14-year-old girl

Lerae Bush

Photo of Lerae Bush, an elderly woman with fair skin and white hair held back in a headband. She is wearing reading glasses and holding a newspaper.Name: Lerae Britain Moeller Bush.
Died: February 10, 2018.
Age at death: 85.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bloomington, California, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Lerae died in a fire started by a man who had been living with her, caring for her, and telling others that he was her son. He started out doing housework for her, then moved on to managing her finances, and eventually kept her locked in a one-room garage without utilities. He tried, but failed, to inherit her estate.

She was “aristocratic and eccentric”, a retired educator who loved the arts.

Perpetrator: Noel Montes Cazares, a.k.a. Giovanni Bush, charged with arson, murder, neglect of a dependent and obstruction of justice.

Source:
Bloomington man arrested in California charged with arson, murder
Man charged with murder, arson, neglect in Handy Road fire
Man arrested in California on murder charges in Handy Road fire
Suspect in Monroe County arson, murder claimed to be victim’s son
Police: Man charged with murder used fake name to pose as woman’s son, lit her home on fire

Pernell Robinson

Photo of Pernell Robinson, a man with medium-brown skin and dark brown eyes. His graying dark hair is cut very short. He has a stubbly mustache and is smiling slightly.Name: Pernell Robinson.
Died: July 15, 2017.
Age at death: 49.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Daytona beach, Florida, USA.
Disability: Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder.

Details:
Pernell had been subjected to abuse by his caregiver for years. Hospitalized for his injuries, he told police that his caregiver had beaten him, but later retracted his statement and went back to live with her. Eventually, she took out a life insurance policy on him and beat him to death.

Perpetrator: Diane Reid (Caregiver), charged with murder.

Source:
Police: Disabled man’s death ‘suspicious’
Police: Death of Daytona Beach man, 49, ruled homicide
Daytona man’s death a homicide; police offer $5,000 reward
Caretaker responsible for mid-July death of Daytona Beach man, police say
Caregiver charged in murder of Daytona Beach man

Micah and Olivia Gee

Photo of Olivia and Micah Gee, two African-American toddlers. Olivia is wearing a pink sweater and has her hair tied back in a headband with a big purple flower on it. Micah is wearing a striped blue-and-green shirt, and has his arms around his sister.Name: Micah Gee.
Age at death: 3.

Name: Olivia Gee.
Age at death: 2.

Died: July 10, 2017.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: New York City, New York, USA.
Disability: Severe Asthma.

Details:
When Olivia and Micah were found dead in their beds on the same night, they were thought to have died of asthma attacks. But on autopsy, it became clear that the brother and sister had been beaten to death.

Perpetrator: A caregiver, possibly Jade Spencer (Mother) or Novell Jordan (Mother’s boyfriend). Investigation ongoing.

Source:
Siblings, ages 2 and 3, die after breathing trouble
Seeking answers to toddlers’ death
Investigation Continues Into Deaths Of Bronx Toddler Siblings
Bronx Toddlers’ Deaths Are Ruled Homicides
Deaths of toddler siblings ruled homicides
Deaths of young siblings in the Bronx ruled homicides
Bronx toddlers bled to death after savage beating
Medical Examiner Says Blunt Force Trauma Killed Young Bronx Siblings
Beaten Bronx Toddlers Died of Internal Bleeding, NYPD Says
Bronx Toddlers Were Beaten to Death, Medical Examiner Says
Toddler Siblings From The Bronx Were Beaten To Death

Yoshiaki Tamekiyo

No PhotoName: Yoshiaki Tamekiyo.
Died: May 6, 2017.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Yoshiaki’s wife stopped feeding him, and he died of starvation.

Perpetrator: Nobuko Tamekiyo (Wife), arrested.

Source: Woman arrested for starving to death husband who had dementia

Rollis Bowman

Photo of Rollis Bowman, a balding older man with light skin and gray hair.Name: Rollis Nobel Bowman.
Died: May 4, 2017.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Newnan, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Frail elder.

Details:
Rollis lived with a young couple who served as his caregivers. However, they neglected him and did not get him the medical care he needed. He died from a combination of starvation, dehydration, and pneumonia.

Rollis had a college degree in theology.

Perpetrator: Jonathan Lee Barber and Tiffany Dawn Fountain (Housemates; caregivers).

Source:
‘Caretaker’ couple facing murder charges in death of elderly man
Rollis Nobel Bowman

Amber Perry

Photo of Amber Perry, a toddler girl with fair skin and light blonde hair, smiling into the camera.Name: Amber Perry.
Died: March 7, 2017.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Crandon, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Juvenile diabetes.

Details:
Amber’s caregivers denied her treatment for her diabetes for a long period of time, until she eventually died of diabetic ketoacidosis.

Perpetrator: Her caregiver(s), including her grandmother and possibly her parents; Amber’s death has been ruled a homicide, but no one has yet been charged.

Source:
6-year-old Crandon girl died of complications from diabetes
Report: Crandon girl, 6, died of complications from diabetes
Forest Co. Child’s Death Ruled Homicide
Forest County six-year-old’s death ruled a homicide
DA: Multiple people could be charged in kindergartner’s death

Cameron Hoopingarner

Photo of Cameron Hoopengarner, a baby with fair skin, wearing a Santa Claus costume.Name: Cameron Hoopingarner.
Died: February 21, 2017.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Vigo County, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, blindness.

Details:
Cameron was starved to death by his legal guardians. They fed him very little, mostly baby food, and refused to take him to a doctor. When he died, he weighed less than 15 pounds. He and his two brothers, who survived, all tested positive for methamphetamine.

Perpetrator: Robin Kraemer (Guardian), convicted of nine counts of neglect, sentenced to 36 1/2 years in prison. Sarah Travoli (Housemate), pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent. Chad Kraemer (Housemate), pleaded guilty to three counts of child neglect, sentenced to 2 years house arrest and 2 years probation; and Hubert Kraemer (Guardian), charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death.

Source:
Blind boy, 9, with cerebral palsy dies from starvation weighing just 15 pounds
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Suspects facing additional charges in 9-year-old’s death after testing positive for drugs
Suspects arrested in connection with 9-year-old’s malnutrition death test positive for drugs
4 charged in death of 9-year-old boy with cerebral palsy
Drug charges added in child-death case
Four arrested in starvation death of 9-year-old Indiana boy
Four suspects arrested for death of 9-year-old face additional charges after testing positive for drugs
Following tragic death family friend details relationship between guardians and 9-year-old boy
4 arrested in death of 9-year-old weighing under 15 pounds
4 arrested after 15-pound 9-year-old boy with cerebral palsy dies
Boy In Starvation Case Pictured As Doctor Reveals 9-Year-Old’s Alleged Nightmare Of Neglect
4 charged after 15-pound boy, 9, dies
Child-death suspects could face 40 years in prison if convicted
Little boy starved to death looked like an Auschwitz victim when he was found
Child Death Suspects in Court
Blind boy with cerebral palsy starved to death
4 arrested for starving Vigo County boy to death
4 arrested in connection to death of malnourished child
4 arrested in death of 9-year-old Indiana boy with cerebral palsy
4 arrested after death of 9-year-old Indiana boy weighing only 15 pounds
Little food, no medical care for disabled boy who died of starvation
Four arrested in starvation death of 9-year-old boy weighing 15lbs
Court docs: 9-year-old Vigo Co. boy weighed 14.8 pounds when he died, lived on baby food
Four Arrested After 9-Year-Old Weighing Just 15 Lbs. Dies
Four arrested in starvation death of 9-year-old boy
4 Arrested in Connection To Malnourished Boy’s Death
Four Arrested In Connection With Death Of 9 Year Old Child
Indiana family charged after 9-year-old boy with cerebral palsy starves to death
4 arrested after 9-year-old dies weighing 15 lbs. in Vigo County
New Details Released In Death Of 9-Year-Old
Child Starvation Death Suspects Face More Charges
Autopsy shows Vigo County 9-year-old who starved to death had methamphetamine in his system
Coroner: Vigo Co. 9-Year-Old Who Died of Starvation Had Meth in System
Four face additional charges in neglect case after autopsy shows 9-year-old boy had meth in system
Vigo Co. couple accused of starving 5-year-old daughter to death
4 Charged In Disabled Boy’s Death Face New Charges
Additional Charges Filed In Death Of 9-Year-Old Vigo Co. Boy
4 charged in starvation death of Indiana boy who had meth in his system
Four Accused in Child’s Death Now Facing Additional Charges
Boy, 9, Who Weighed Less Than 15 Pounds When He Died of Starvation Had Meth in System: Autopsy
4 charged after 15-pound boy, 9, died with meth in system
Autopsy finds meth in system of boy, 9, who weighed 15 pounds
Doctor Said Abuse Case Is ‘Most Disturbing’ He’s Ever Seen—The Look on Boy’s Face in Photo Says It All
Funeral donations for Indiana child starved to death will help other kids
Four Charged After Blind Boy Dies Of Starvation
Indiana woman convicted of neglect in death of 15-pound boy
Guardian says she was overwhelmed caring for boy who died
Guardian convicted of neglect in death of boy, 9, who weighed 15lbs
Indiana woman sentenced in death of 15-pound 9-year-old
Defendant in child’s starvation death pleads guilty
Woman faces prison after plea in malnourished boy’s death
Man gets prison time after plea in malnourished boy’s death

14-year-old girl

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: October 15, 2016.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Spring, Texas, USA.
Disability: Special needs, unspecified.

Details:
This teenage girl was abused by her father and caregivers. He repeatedly used a stun gun on her, and they drugged her with blood pressure medication that she hadn’t been prescribed. The medication eventually caused her to stop breathing, and she died.

Perpetrator: Anthony Jackson (Father), Keyonna Gunner, Tommieretta Gunner, and Marreissa Jones (Home health worker).

Source:
Three charged in death of special-needs teen
Houston Officials: Special needs teen who died last year was abused
Teaxs Digest: Special-needs teen who died was abused, officials say
Special needs teen who died last year was abused, 3 suspects arrested
Girl, 14, with special needs dies after given blood pressure medication, autopsy shows
Special needs teen who died last year was abused
Three adults use stun gun on special needs teen for months before delivering deadly dose of unprescribed meds: Cops
Fourth suspect arrested in disturbing abuse, death of special needs teenager
MCSO: Fourth suspect arrested in special needs teen’s death
Police charged three in the death of a special needs girl, but believe a 4th took part

16-year-old girl

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: May 2016.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA.
Disability: Quadriplegic.

Details:
This 16-year-old girl was neglected by her legal guardian. She was brought to the hospital in such poor condition that she died two months later from malnutrition and untended bedsores.

Perpetrator: Her legal guardian.

Source:
Guardian’s role in death of disabled girl target of investigation
Moxee nursing assistant accused of killing disabled girl through neglect