Carrie Day

No PhotoName: Carrie Day.
Died: January 9, 1992.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Ironwood, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Carrie’s mother starved her, often punishing her by forcing her to watch the family eat while Carrie went hungry. She died of pneumonia, her 65-pound body unable to fight the infection.

Perpetrator: Urselyne Day (Adoptive mother), charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Source: Woman accused of starving mentally retarded daughter to death

Noah Simpson

No PhotoName: Noah Simpson.
Died: December 10, 1991.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Eastlake, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Noah’s mother suffocated him by placing him face-down on a waterbed.

Perpetrator: Elayna Simpson (Mother); convicted of murder, sentenced to 15 years to life.

Source: State of Ohio vs. Elayna Simpson. Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eleventh Appellate District, Lake County. 30 Sept. 1994. LexisNexus. Web. 30 May 2015.

Dianna Phan

No PhotoName: Dianna Phan.
Died: November 4, 1991.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA.
Disability: “Born brain-damaged”; visually impaired.

Details:
Dianna was shot by her mother in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Stacy Phuong Phan (Mother).

Source: Girl Died of Gunshot Before Being Hit by Car

Susan Shea

No PhotoName: Susan Shea.
Died: October 26, 1991.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Multiple Murder.
Location: Lincoln Park, New Jersey, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Susan and her mother, Eileen Shea, were shot by Susan’s father.

Perpetrator: Michael Edward Shea (Father); charged with first-degree murder.

Source: Man Held in Killings in His Home

Jeni Cazares

No PhotoName: Jeni Cazares, also called Yeni Lezama, Jenny, or Yeni Cazares.
Died: May 19, 1991.
Age at death: 3 months.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Santa Ana, California, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Details:
Jeny’s mother smashed her head; then her parents both helped hide her body.

Perpetrator: Oscar Lezama, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, sentenced to 11 years; Rocio Cazares (Mother), pleaded guilty to being an accessory, sentenced to 5 years probation.

Source: Mother Charged With Murdering Infant Daughter in Her Apartment

Julie Kirisits

No PhotoName: Julie Kirisits.
Died: October 21, 1990.
Age at death: 23.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Tonawanda, New York, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Julie was beaten, strangled, and stabbed to death by her mother.

Perpetrator: Patricia Kirisits (Mother); pleaded not responsible due to insanity. Four years later she was “legally discharged from supervision”.

Source: Court Discharges Mother in Child’s Killing

Matthew Rosio

No PhotoName: Matthew Rosio.
Died: October 16, 1990.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
After seeing a television program on euthanasia, Matthew’s mother deliberately starved him to death.

Perpetrator: Patricia Rosio (Mother); she was given eight years of probation and ordered to serve a three-month jail sentence, but allowed out 16 hours a day.

Source: Mother charged with starving her ailing son to death
Milwaukee Sentinel, Dec. 12, 1992, page 1A

Malanie and Medhini Paul

No PhotoName: Dr. Malanie Desilva Paul.
Age at death: 48.
Disability: Arthritis, depression.

Name: Medhini Paul.
Age at death: 17.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Name: Anthony Rajiva Paul.
Age at death: 12.
Disability: None.

Died: June 16, 1990.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Details:
Dr. Malanie Paul, her 17-year-old daughter Medhini, and her son Anthony Rajiva were killed by her husband, also a doctor, who sedated his family and then attached them and himself to IVs full of poison. Apparently, he had decided that there was “no alternative to death” for his disabled wife and daughter, and had killed twelve-year-old Anthony too because he feared that the boy would enter the foster care system and become “a freak”.

Perpetrator: Anthony R. Paul (Husband/Father).

Source: No Hope, Doctor Ends Family’s Lives