Name: “Patrick” (Family name unknown).
Died: November 2014.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Bedford, England, UK.
Disability: Coffin-Lowry syndrome.
Patrick’s care was neglected by his grandmother. He was kept in a filthy room without a working light. By the time he was hospitalized, he weighed only 95 pounds, had bruises all over his body, and was in multiple organ failure. He died age 17.
Patrick was good at swimming and had just learned cycling. Despite his limited ability to speak, he had memorized all of his classmates’ names.
Perpetrator: His grandmother.
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Name: Daniel Ndayiragije.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Murder.
Daniel’s older brother and sister-in-law agreed to sell him to a gang of albino hunters for the equivalent of $250. His killers shot him, then cut off his limbs for sale as ingredients in ritual magic.
Perpetrator: Omari Ndayiragije (brother); Victoria Nkuizikiye (Sister-in-law); a gang of three men.
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Died: Undated; article published January 6, 2016.
Age at death: Newborn, less than 6 days old.
Cause of death: Burned alive, following Yanomami tradition.
Location: Caracaraí, Brazil.
Disability: “a malformation in his leg”.
Quote: When a 21-year-old indigenous woman gave birth to her fourth son in this small settlement in northern Brazil, she noticed that the newborn was suffering from a malformation in his leg. She knew what that meant, but still consulted with the leaders of her Yanomami tribe in a desperate hope for an exception.
It was not to be: the baby was burned alive as part of a ritual, and the ashes were used to prepare a sort of gruel that was offered to all members of the tribe. Though the mother shared her grief with her immediate family, she said she understood that this was the tradition.
Perpetrator: His mother and tribe.
Source: In Brazil, Activists Defend Infanticide Among Indigenous Tribes
Name: Piotr Grabowski.
Died: Unspecified; killers sentenced in 2014 “after a lengthy trial”.
Age at death: 31.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Osztyn, Poland.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.
Piotr’s wife lured him into a park, where her two boyfriends were waiting to beat him to death.
Perpetrator: Joanna Grabowski (Wife); sentenced to 25 years. Jacek Pawlak and Lukasz Kaminski (Wife’s boyfriends), sentenced to life.
Source: Wife rewarded two men who murdered her wheelchair-bound husband by having a threesome immediately after they killed him