Unknown Male

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Name: (Male) (Unknown).
Died: April 6, 2016.
Age at death: 40.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Khamariya, India.
Disability: HIV/AIDS.

This 40-year-old man was a truck driver by profession. He had fallen ill, been diagnosed with AIDS, and kept it secret, fearing stigma. When his wife and father-in-law found out that he was HIV-positive, they conspired with other in-laws to strangle him to death.

Perpetrator: His wife, father-in-law, and other in-laws. No arrests; investigation ongoing.

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Kazue Kawazura

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Name: Kazue Kawazura.
Died: March 21, 2016.
Age at death: 53.
Cause of death: Fatal Abuse.
Location: Kobe, Japan.
Disability: “Mentally handicapped”.

Kazue’s sister and niece beat her to death with a vacuum cleaner tube.

Perpetrator: Shizue Nakahara (sister) and Akiko Nakahara (Niece).

Source: Hyogo cops: Woman dies after abuse by sister and niece in Kobe

Bethannie Johnson

Photo of Bethannie Johnson, a toddler girl in a short black-and-white dress and pink sandals. She has fair skin and short, wispy brown hair; she is sitting sideways on a curved surface and looking at the camera.Name: Bethannie Raychelle Johnson.
Died: March 17, 2016.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado, USA.
Disability: Reactive attachment disorder.

Bethannie was living with her aunt and her aunt’s girlfriend.

For two weeks, Bethannie’s aunt had kept her strapped to a high chair in the closet, claiming that she had to do this to keep Bethannie from hurting herself.

Bethannie was found unresponsive and dying of a massive head injury; she had been beaten to death by her aunt’s girlfriend. Her body showed signs of chronic child abuse.

Perpetrator: Shanna Gossett (Aunt), pleaded guilty to second-degree murder; Rebekah Joy Wallin (Aunt’s girlfriend), pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

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Kobe Shaw

Photo of Kobe Shaw, a fair-skinned baby wearing a white onesie.Name: Kobe Conley Shaw.
Died: March 11, 2016.
Age at death: 9 months.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Pontocerebellar hypoplasia.

When Kobe’s parents found him dead in his crib, they thought he had died because of his disability, which doctors had told them would limit his lifespan to about five years. But when toxicology testing was done, Kobe was found to have been poisoned with methamphetamine by his grandmother, who had been babysitting him that day. She initially went on the run, but was eventually arrested and charged with murder.

Perpetrator: Tonya Monroe (Grandmother), charged with murder, possession of methamphetamine, and first degree cruelty to children.

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Ronald McCabe

Photo of Ronald McCabe. He is a middle-aged man wearing glasses and a suit with a rose pinned to the lapel. He has fair skin, dark brown hair and a mustache.Name: Ronald McCabe.
Died: March 7, 2016.
Age at death: 56.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Unspecified; long-term care home resident.

Ronald was shot by his son, who came to his care home and killed him there.

Perpetrator: Adam McCabe (Son), charged with second-degree murder.

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Henry Mokoshoni

No PhotoName: Henry Mokoshoni; also called “Hari” or “Harry Mockshon”
Died: February 26, 2016.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Mpakati, Machinga District, Malawi.
Disability: Albinism.

When Henry’s uncle took him from his mother’s house, that was the last time he was seen alive. It’s unknown how Henry died because only his head was ever found.

He leaves behind a twin brother named Harrison, who also has albinism, and a mother and stepfather who still mourn his death.

Perpetrator: Elias Chatha (Uncle), charged with murder.

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Nada Bodholdt

Photo of Nada Bodholdt. She is an elderly woman with strawberry blonde curly hair, cut short. She is wearing a pink turtleneck, earrings and a necklace.Name: Nada Colleen Bodholdt.
Died: December 31, 2015.
Age at death: 92.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bend, Oregon, USA.
Disability: Congestive heart failure.

Nada’s granddaughter went to her nursing home, put a pillow over her face, and smothered her. Nada’s family thought she had died a natural death–until her killer confessed the murder to a counselor and was arrested.

Nada Bodholdt was a professional violinist who played her first solo concerto at age 15; during World War 2, she played in nightclubs to make ends meet. After the war, she married a sailor, played her violin in church, and lived to see her great-grandchildren.

Perpetrator: Angela Christine Judd (Granddaughter), pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter.

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Antonio Tucci

Photo of a balding man wearing a turquoise shirt. He has a wide grin on his face and his eyes are squeezed nearly shut with amusement.Name: Antonio Tucci.
Died: December 7, 2015.
Age at death: 71.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Castel del Piano, Italy.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Antonio was beaten to death, dying of head trauma after what looked like a robbery gone wrong. However, two days later, Antonio’s nephew was arrested. They had lived together in the past, and now Antonio’s nephew was demanding his pension money. When he would not give him the money, Antonio’s nephew killed him.

Antonio Tucci was a retired baker.

Perpetrator: Claudio Orlando (Nephew), arrested, accused of murder.

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Emily Kaminski

Photo of a teenage girl. She is wearing a jeweled necklace and thick glasses, and there is a tiara atop her frizzy blonde hair.Name: Emily Jean Kaminski.
Died: October 14, 2015.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: La Mesa, California, USA.
Disability: Multiple disabilities, including blindness.

Emily’s grandmother gave her a fatal overdose of prescription drugs, then killed herself.

Perpetrator: Marshelle Marie Newby (Grandmother).

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Unnamed Baby Boy

No PhotoName: N/A.
Died: July 15, 2015.
Age at death: 3 days.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Chongming, Shanghai, China.
Disability: Cleft lip.

This newborn boy, who may not have been given a name, was killed by his grandfather because he had a cleft lip. His grandfather went to a doctor to get potassium chloride and instructions on how to use it, and then injected the substance into the newborn boy’s head, killing him.

Perpetrator: The baby’s grandfather, surnamed Peng, sentenced to seven years; a doctor surnamed Zhu, who supplied the potassium chloride, sentenced to five years.

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