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.

Details:
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.

Source: Hearing of Shamim ritual murder case to start

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”.

Details:
Alicia was raped and murdered by her great uncle.

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

Source: Police say DNA links uncle to Greenville teen’s slaying

Patricia Kohler


Name
: 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.

Details:
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.

Source:
Mom, daughter accused of starving grandmother, 72, to death
Diane Robinson, Jessica Rampersadsingh: Charged with the 2012 death of Patricia Kohler
Elderly woman starves to death; daughter, granddaughter charged

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.

Details:
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.

Details:
Gloria was stabbed to death by her nephew.

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

Source: Alabama man escapes death penalty after pleading guilty to 2012 murder of aunt

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”.

Details:
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).

Source:
Caretakers for New Tazewell man charged with his murder
Claiborne County couple indicted in death of uncle
Son says his mother is innocent of killing a handicapped man

JaQuinn Brewton

Photo of JaQuinn Brewton.Name: JaQuinn Brewton.
Died: July 12, 2011.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
JaQuinn was beaten and burned by his godmother and her boyfriend. His mother had turned him over to their care because she was staying in a homeless shelter.

Perpetrator: Nadera Batson (Godmother), Marcus King (Godmother’s boyfriend).

Source: Police: boy died from horrific abuse

Christina Meeks

Photo of Christina Meeks.Name: Christina Noel Meeks.
Died: June 20, 2011.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Developmental delay; heart disease.

Details:
Christina died of a heart attack the day after a violent sexual assault by her uncle.

Perpetrator: Robert Meeks Jr. (Uncle), child sexual abuse, charges dropped; Betty Hall (Grandmother), neglect, charges dropped.

Source: Affidavit Details Abuse Allegations In Muskogee Girl’s Death

Christina Harms

Photo of Christina Harms, a young blonde woman wearing glasses and smiling broadly.Name: Christina “Nina” Harms.
Died: March 25, 2011.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Kearns, Utah, USA.
Disability: Fetal alcohol syndrome.

Details:
Christina’s abusive caregivers routinely beat her and tied her to a metal rod in a closet. She died of dehydration combined with an overdose of Benadryl.

Christina wanted to go to college.

Perpetrator: Cassandra Sheppard (Legal guardian), pleaded guilty to abuse and manslaughter, sentenced to 5 years to life; Sherrie Beckering (Sheppard’s mother), and Dale Beckering (Sheppard’s stepfather).

Source:
Guardian of abused woman kept in closet sent to prison for her death