Tamiyah Audain

A poster from Tamiyah Audain's funeral, showing two photos of her, one with a flower clenched between her teeth.Name: Tamiyah Audain.
Died: September 25, 2013.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Lauderhill, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism, tuberous sclerosis.

Tamiyah was neglected by her aunt; she died of starvation and infection. When she died after nine months with her aunt, Tamiyah weighed only 56 pounds–less than half of the 115 pounds she had weighed when she first came to live there.

Perpetrator: Latoya Patterson (Cousin); charged with murder. Latoya Patterson, social worker; pleaded no contest to aggravated child abuse, sentenced to five years probation.

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John Satanoski

Photo of John Satanoski, an older white man with graying hair and brown eyes. He is looking directly at the camera and not smiling.Name: John Louis Satanoski.
Died: May 7, 2013.
Age at death: 65.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Bunnell, Florida, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

John depended on his niece to care for him, but she left him alone for a week while she visited friends. When he was found, John was unconscious, and died a week later.

Perpetrator: Holly Lyn Norris (Niece), charged with aggravated manslaughter.

Source: Bunnell woman charged with manslaughter in uncle’s death

Constance Johnston

No PhotoName: Constance Johnston.
Died: February 19, 2013.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Richland, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

When Constance began showing signs of early dementia, her grandson took it as evidence that she was evil and stabbed her fatally in the back.

She was a pastor’s wife with 10 grandchildren.

Perpetrator: Levi Staver (Grandson), pleaded guilty but mentally ill to third-degree murder, sentenced to 10 to 20 years.

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Shamim Nalwoga

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Name: Shamim Nalwoga.
Died: December 17, 2012.
Age at death: Minor.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Lukuli-Makindye, Kampala, Uganda.
Disability: Paralysis in one hand and one leg.

Shamim’s grandmother and half-brother took her from her bed and kidnapped her to see a “traditional healer”, saying they would cure the girl’s disability. They fed Shamim soil and paraffin, and eventually killed her by slashing and cutting off parts of her body.

Perpetrator: Hanifa Namuyanja (Grandmother), Hussein Lukenge (half-brother); Hadijja Nasaka (Healer). Namuyanja and Lukenge are charged with murder.

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Alicia Moore

Photo of Alicia Moore, an African-American teenage girl. She is wearing a neon-green headband, big hoop earrings, and glasses.Name: Alicia Chanta Moore.
Died: November 2, 2012.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Canton, Texas, USA.
Disability: “Special Needs”.

Alicia was raped and murdered by her great uncle.

Perpetrator: Michael Vincent Moore (Great uncle), convicted of murder, sentenced to life without parole.

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Patricia Kohler

: Patricia Kohler.
Died: September 11, 2012.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Starvation.
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease, depression.

Patricia’s daughter and granddaughter allegedly starved her to death, locked her in her room and refused to feed her.

Perpetrator: Diane Robinson (Daughter), Jessica Rampersadsingh (Granddaughter), were charged with murder, theft, and false imprisonment.

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James Thompson

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Name: James Thompson.
Died: June 12, 2012.
Age at death: 42.
Cause of death: Neglect/Abuse.
Location: The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA.
Disability: Autism, intellectual disability.

James was starved to death by his niece. He died with a fractured arm and leg, weighing less than half of the 142 pounds he had weighed two years earlier.

Perpetrator: Naisia Norman (Niece), pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.

Source: Bronx Woman Held in the Death of Her Uncle

Gloria Martin

No PhotoName: Gloria Martin.
Died: January 7, 2012.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Northport, Alabama, USA.
Disability: Blindness.

Gloria was stabbed to death by her nephew.

Perpetrator: Kevin Demar Stines (Nephew), murder and robbery, life without parole.

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Arville Rhodes

No PhotoName: Arville Rhodes.
Died: November 22, 2011.
Age at death: 63.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: New Tazewell, Tennessee, USA.
Disability: Mental and physical disabilities “from childhood”.

Arville was beaten and neglected by his nephew and his nephew’s wife. He died of pneumonia, starvation, head injuries, and untreated bedsores.

Perpetrator: Johnny Monday Rhodes (Nephew) and Sharon Marie Smith (Nephew’s wife).

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Betty Guy

Photo of Betty Guy, an elderly woman with light skin and light-gray hair, wearing glasses and a blue top. She is smiling and hugging someone off-camera.Name: Betty Guy.
Died: November 7, 2011.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Haverfordwet, England, UK.
Disability: Mobility impaired, chronic pain, frail elder.

Betty’s daughter and grandson had decided it was “time for her to go”, so they drove to her house, where they drugged her with sleeping pills; then her grandson smothered her with a pillow. He had to try twice before he killed her, because she fought to live.

Betty was a retired nurse.

Perpetrator: Barry Rogers (Grandson) and Penelope John (Daughter), both found guilty of murder and sentenced to 11 years to life.

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