Joseph Beebe

A gravestone for "Child Joseph Jose. July 7, 1991 to March 7, 2000."Name: Joseph Jose Beebe.
Died: March 17, 2000.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Tarkington Prairie, Texas, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, fetal alcohol syndrome.

Details:
Joseph, who told his siblings that he wanted to give them a better life, was beaten to death by his adoptive mother. When Joseph died, they were removed from the home, and survived.

Perpetrator: Edith Beebe (Adoptive mother), injury to a child, 75 years.
Brian Beebe (Adoptive father) and Justin Martin (Stepbrother).

Source: WHO’S TO BLAME FOR Joseph’s DEATH?
Joseph Jose Beebe

Timothy Boss

Photo of Timothy Boss.Name: Timothy Boss.
Died: February 23, 2000.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Remsen, Iowa, USA.
Disability: Unspecified “special needs”.

Details:
Timothy’s adoptive parents beat him, and when he died from their abuse, buried his body in their basement.

Perpetrator:
Donald Boss Jr. (Adoptive father), first-degree murder.
Lisa Boss Green (Adoptive mother), voluntary manslaughter/attempted murder/child endangerment/willful injury, 50 years prison.

Source: Timothy Boss

James Cummings Jr.

No PhotoName: James Joseph Cummings Jr.
Died: November 16, 1999.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Red Bank, New Jersey, USA.
Disability: Autism; Stroke.

Details:
James was stabbed to death by his father, who went to the care facility where he was staying and killed him with a kitchen knife to the heart.

Perpetrator: James Cummings Sr. (Father). Sentenced to five years in prison.

Source: Father Admits Killing Autistic Son

Daniel Leubner

Portrait photo of Danny Leubner, a teenage boy.Name: Daniel “Danny” Leubner.
Died: September 4, 1999.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Auburn, New York, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Danny died by smoke inhalation in a house fire deliberately set by his mother.

Perpetrator: Michelle Davis (Mother). Pled guilty to manslaughter; sentenced to six years.

Source: Justice for Danny

Pierre Pasquiou

No PhotoName: Pierre Pasquiou.
Died: December 28, 1998.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Saint-Brieuc, France.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Pierre was drowned by his mother; she pushed him off a pier into the Atlantic Ocean.

Perpetrator: Annie Pasquiou (Mother). Given a three year suspended sentence; served no time.

Source: Pierre Pasquiou

Jim Helm

No PhotoName: Jim Helm.
Died: November 8, 1998.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Nelson, New Zealand.
Disability: Down syndrome, Autism.

Details: Jim’s mother killed him and herself because she was afraid of what would happen to him if she died.

Perpetrator: Nancy Helm (Mother).

Source: Jim Helm died at the hands of a loving mother who despaired of his future.

Shi Rui Wang

No Photo
Name: Shi Rui “Serena” Wang.
Died: September 23, 1998.
Age at death: 23 months.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Padstow, New South Wales, Australia.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Serena’s parents were Chinese living in Australia, and Serena’s mother was afraid that if she committed suicide, her husband would take Serena back to a Chinese orphanage. She tried to tie up her husband to stop him from saving Serena’s life, but he fought back and she instead killed him. Then she killed Serena with a medication overdose, and attempted suicide, but was found by police.

Perpetrator: Joyes Hong Wang (Mother); convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 4-6 years in prison.

Source: Regina v Wang [2000] NSWSC 447 (23 May 2000)

Tausha Lanham

A photo of Tausha Lanham, a toddler with fine ginger hair.Name: Tausha Lee Lanham.
Died: April 19, 1998.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Prematurity, developmental delays.

Details:
Tausha’s mother kept her restrained and starved her to death. She was seven years old, but weighed less than twelve pounds, when she died.

Perpetrator: Michelle Tharp (Mother), first-degree murder, death sentence.

Source: Under a rock, near some water
Michelle Tharp’s attorneys say she should not face death for starving daughter

Orachanee Anderson

No PhotoName: Orachanee Anderson.
Died: January 15, 1998.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Orachanee’s stepfather and mother beat and starved her to death.

Perpetrator: John Hester, Sr. (Stepfather), found guilty of murder, death sentence, commuted to life in prison; Peggy Anderson (Mother), pleaded guilty to murder, sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Source: Father guilty in death of disabled stepchild
Death Penalty archive

Ronald Blevins

Gravestone for Jean and Ronald Blevins.Name: Ronald Blevins.
Died: February 20, 1997.
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: California, USA.
Disability: Disabled, diabetic.

Details:
During an argument over Ronald’s care, his father shot him and his mother, Jean Blevins, to death.

Perpetrator: Reed Blevins (Father), pleaded to voluntary manslaughter, sentenced to 24 years, 4 months.

Source: “Do This In Remembrance of Me” Volume 4 Part Two