Andreas Headland

Photo of Andreas Headland, a smiling blond baby boy in a black and white onesie. He is outdoors and squinting in the sun.Name: Andreas Headland.
Died: October 20, 2016.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Disability: Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia.

Details:
Andreas and his five-year-old sister Zaraiyah-Lily were both murdered by their father.

Perpetrator: Jason Craig Headland (Father), charged with murder.

Source:
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Mohamad Abdullah

Photo of Mohamad Abdullah, a boy with brown skin and dark brown hair. He is wearing a gray polo shirt.Name: Mohamad Roshamnudin Abdullah.
Died: October 19, 2016.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Mersing, Malaysia.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
When Mohamad’s mother brought him to the hospital, she claimed that the boy had fallen in the bathroom. But Mohamad was dead; he had been tortured to death by his mother, stepfather, and brother, and there were cigarette burns on his skin.

Perpetrator: Roshimah Abdullah (mother), Mohd Sapawi Ab Talib (stepfather, and Shukur Ab Talib (brother); charged with murder.

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9-year-old boy

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: October 17, 2016.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait.
Disability: ADHD.

Details:
Because the boy was hyperactive, his parents tied him up and locked him in a room. When he died, they took him to the hospital claiming that he had died of natural causes and accused him of hitting their other children, but his body was covered in bruises and it was obvious that he had died from child abuse.

Perpetrator: His parents.

Source:
Parents torture hyperactive son, 9, to death in Kuwait
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Maria, Elisa and Martin Lutz

Photo of Maria, Elisa, and Martin Lutz, a mother and two children. Maria is hugging her two children, who are wearing brightly-colored clothing. They are all fair-skinned with light brown hair.Name: Elisa “Eli” Lutz.
Age at death: 11.
Disability: Deaf; Autistic.

Name: Martin “Tin” Lutz.
Age at death: 10.
Disability: Deaf; Autistic.

Name Maria Claudia Lutz.
Age at death: 43.
Disability: Depression/Anxiety.

Died: October 17, 2016.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Davidson, Sydney, Australia.

Details:
When their mother did not show up at school to volunteer in the canteen, the school called police to check up on the family. Elisa and Martin were found dead in their home along with both parents, victims of murder-suicide. Their father had installed pipes in their house to fill it with carbon monoxide, killing the whole family.

Both children liked artwork at school. Martin was particularly talented at painting; Elisa liked dancing and singing. Maria was a dedicated mother who missed her native country, Colombia.

Perpetrator: Fernando Manrique (Father).

Source:
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Erica Parsons

Photo of Erica Parsons.Name: Erica Parsons.
Died: Died December 19, 2011; reported missing July 30, 2013; body found September 27, 2016.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Learning disability, hearing impairment.

Details:
Erica was physically and emotionally abused by her adoptive parents. They locked her in a closet, hit her, and deliberately broke her fingers.

Sometime in 2011, she disappeared. Witnesses said she was “having trouble breathing” shortly beforehand. She was not reported missing for two years.

Until Erica’s body was found, her parents could only be convicted for fraud, since they had cashed Erica’s disability checks in the years between her disappearance and its reporting. Five years after her likely death, Erica’s adoptive father led police to her body.

Perpetrator: Sandy Parsons (Adoptive father), fraud, 8 years; Casey Parsons (Adoptive mother), fraud, 10 years. Further charges possible.

Source:
Judge rips Parsonses for Erica’s life, death
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Austin Anderson

Photo of Austin Anderson, a thin boy with fair skin and dark blond hair. He is holding a hand near his face and smiling.Name: Austin Anderson.
Died: August 29, 2016.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Aldrich, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Autism, blindness.

Details:
Austin’s mother took him out to a field in the middle of nowhere. For two days, she withheld his food, water, and medication in the summer heat while Austin begged for her help. He died from dehydration and from being refused the medication he needed to live.

Perpetrator: Kimberly R. Lightwine (Mother), charged with second-degree elder abuse and second-degree murder.

Source:
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Leslie Ramirez

Photo of Leslie Ramirez. She is a small girl with tan skin and dark brown hair pulled into two ponytails.Name: Leslie Ramirez.
Died: August 29, 2016.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Durham, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Leslie’s mother left her in the family van at 3 p.m. on a summer day. At 7 p.m., Leslie’s father returned home to find her still in the van four hours later. She was dead.

Perpetrator: Rene Ramirez (Mother), charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony child abuse/neglect.

Source:
Mother of autistic girl found dead in a hot van insists it was an accident
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Yonatan Aguilar

Yonatan Aguilar, a boy of about four or five years old, has fair skin and is smiling at the camera. He is wearing a black knit cap embroidered with the word "Angel".Name: Yonatan Daniel Aguilar.
Died: August 22, 2016.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
When Yonatan’s teachers reported that he was hungry, stealing food, and had come to school with a black eye, Yonatan’s mother decided to take him out of school. She told everyone she had sent him to Mexico to a special school. Instead, she locked him in the closet.

For three years before his death, Yonatan’s mother locked him up, abused him, and fed him very little. To keep him quiet, she sedated him with sleeping pills for so long that he developed pressure sores from not moving. Yonatan died of starvation, weighing 34 pounds.

Perpetrator: Veronica Aguilar (Mother), charged with child abuse and murder.

Source:
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Mindy Speck

No PhotoName: Mindy Speck.
Died: August 22, 2016.
Age at death: 21.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Eastlake, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Developmental disability.

Details:
Mindy was murdered by her mother.

Perpetrator: Sandra Speck (Mother), charged with murder.

Source:
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Theron Leonard

Name: Theron Leonard.Photo of Theron Leonard. He is a young man with fair skin and short brown hair. He is wearing a gray sweatshirt and a yellow life vest and smiling at the camera.
Died: August 5, 2016.
Age at death: 24.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Otter Lake, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Theron’s mother stabbed him in the chest. He was rushed to the hospital but died of his injuries.

Perpetrator: Tamara Leonard (Mother), charged with murder.

Source:
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