Mark Young

Photo of Mark Young, a blond boy.Name: Mark Owen Young.
Died: September 17, 2001.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Consett, England, UK.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Mark was given an overdose of medication by his mother; then she slashed both their wrists, went to a nearby bridge, pushed Mark off, and jumped off after him.

Perpetrator: Helen Rogan (Mother).

Source: Mother killed herself and son

Sean Hurtt

No PhotoName: Sean Hurtt.
Died: June 13, 2001.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Garfield, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Sean and his mother, Kathy Hairston, were both bludgeoned to death with a hammer by Sean’s stepfather. His stepfather was facing imprisonment for rape, and claimed that he had killed them because no one could take care of them the way he could.

Perpetrator: Kenneth Hairston (Stepfather). Sentenced to death.

Source: Husband killed wife, son to spare them ordeal of his trial for rape, detective says

Matthew Sutton

No PhotoName: Matthew Sutton.
Died: April 22, 2001.
Age at death: 28.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Leonay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Disability: Trisomy 13

Details:
Matthew was given a fatal dose of sedative before he was smothered by his parents, who claimed it was “euthanasia”.

Perpetrator: Margaret and Raymond Sutton (Parents). Convicted of manslaughter; served no jail time.

Source: Double death of parents who killed their son Matthew Sutton
Regina v Raymond Douglas Sutton; Regina v Margaret Ellen Sutton [2007] NSWSC 295 (4 April 2007)

Chelsea Craig

Photo of Chelsea Craig, a teenage girl.Name: Chelsea Craig.
Died: March 19, 2001.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada.
Disability: Rett syndrome.

Details:
Chelsea was poisoned by her mother with a mix of prescription drugs.

Perpetrator: Rachel Capra Craig (Mother). Found not guilty because of a mental disorder; committed suicide in July 2002.

Source: Rachel Capra CRAIG

Gabriel Britt

Portrait photo of Gabriel Britt, a young boy.Name: Gabriel Britt.
Died: March 3, 2001.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: St. George, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Gabriel was suffocated by his father, who put his body in a pond and tried to pretend that Gabriel had accidentally drowned.

Perpetrator: Terrence Britt (Father); sentenced to four years. Renee Britt (Mother); mistrial, no conviction.

Source: (8-9-01) Gabriel Britt’s death now ruled a homicide

Amanda Bates

A temporary plaque marking a grave: "Amanda Lois Bates, 1987-2001."Name: Amanda Bates.
Died: February 5, 2001.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado, USA.
Disability: Juvenile diabetes.

Details:
Amanda’s juvenile diabetes was left untreated. She died of a combination of diabetic ketoacidosis and a gangrenous infection.

Perpetrator: Colleen and Randy Bates (Parents), pleaded guilty to negligent homicide, given 20 years of probation.

Source: Amanda Bates

Logan Marr

Photo of Logan Marr, a small girl with fair skin and light brown hair, wearing a pink T-shirt; she is licking her lower lip and looking off to the side.Name: Logan Marr.
Died: January 31, 2001.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Chelsea, Maine, USA.
Disability: Reactive attachment disorder.

Details:
Logan’s mother taped her into a high chair with duct tape, wrapping her in tape and putting the chair in the basement. There, Logan died of suffocation from the duct tape across her mouth.

Perpetrator: Sally Schofield (Foster mother), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 17 years, released on probation after 15 years.

Source:
AT Victim — Logan Marr
Logan Marr – Police Interviews With Sally Schofield
Release of central Maine woman convicted in child’s death stirs painful memories

Alex Boucher

Photo of Alex Boucher, a toddler in a denim outfit.Name: Alex Boucher.
Died: September 25, 2000.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: New Port Richey, Florida, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, medical problems.

Details:
Alex’s adoptive father wrapped him in a blanket so tightly that he died of asphyxiation.

Perpetrator: James Curtis (Adoptive father), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to “nearly 14 years” in prison.

Source: Alex Charles Boucher

Grace Bogey

No Photo
Name: Grace Lee Bogey (Born Gracielo Cano).
Died: September 2, 2000.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Roswell, New Mexico, USA.
Disability: Spina bifida.

Details:
Grace was abused by her adoptive mother and adoptive grandparent. At death, she had multiple head injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

Perpetrator: Veronica Bogey (Adoptive mother), charged with child abuse; acquitted; civil suit underway. Terry/Terri Bogey (Adoptive grandparent), pleaded no contest to child abuse, sentenced to probation.

Source: Grace Lee Bogey (Gracielo Cano)

Shane Graham

No PhotoName: Shane “Moo” Graham.
Died: July 2000.
Age at death: About 10.
Cause of death: Unknown.
Location: Florida, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome, autism, sickle-cell anemia.

Details:
Shane was one of eleven children adopted by the same family. When Shane’s siblings were discovered, badly neglected and abused, they told police that Shane had died and their adoptive mother had taken him away. Shane’s body has not been found, but he is presumed dead.

Shane was called “Moo” because it was a sound he often made.

Perpetrator: Judith Leekin (Adoptive mother); charged for child abuse for Shane’s siblings, but since Shane’s body was never found, she has not been charged for his death. Her fraud and abuse charges netted her twenty years in prison.

Source: Shane Graham