Ursula Cabalzar

Photo of Ursula Cabalzar, a heavyset woman wearing a red sweater. Her graying blonde hair is cut short; she has sunglasses propped up on her head. Her skin is pink.Name: Ursula Cabalzar.
Died: August 8, 2017.
Age at death: 68.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Santa Clara, California, USA.
Disability: Killer believed she had dementia.

Ursula’s husband believed she was in the early stages of dementia, so instead of going to a doctor, he shot her dead and then killed himself.

Perpetrator: Michael Reyer (Husband).

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No PhotoName: Lucas (Last name unknown).
Died: June 6, 2016.
Age at death: 7 months.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Hasselt, Belgium.
Disability: Feeding disorder, as diagnosed by parents.

Lucas’s parents believed that he had a feeding disorder. Although neither of them had any medical training, they did not seek a doctor’s help and instead assumed he must be gluten and lactose intolerant. They switched to feeding Lucas a gluten-free, casein-free diet made of nut and grain milks. This diet does not contain sufficient nutrition for a baby, and Lucas failed to gain weight.

For seven months, Lucas slowly starved to death. Only when he was dying did his parents seek help from a doctor, and even then it was a homeopathic doctor, who sensibly told them to go immediately to a hospital. By the time they arrived, Lucas was dead. He weighed half what a baby his age should weigh, and had no food in his digestive system.

Perpetrator: Sandrina V. (Mother) and Peter S. (Father). On trial; prosecutor seeking 18-month sentences.

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Johanna Hove-Becker

Black and white photo of Johanna Becker. She has light skin and hair and is wearing a suit jacket and pearl necklace.Name: Johanna Hove-Becker.
Died: October 8, 2015.
Age at death: 32.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Mons, Belgium.
Disability: History of mental illness.

Johanna had had bulimia as a teenager, but recovered and went on to become a psychologist. When she was 32 years old, her husband drugged her and pushed her out of a window and tried to pass it off as suicide due to mental illness.

Perpetrator: Craig R. Becker (Husband), charged with murder.

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Quincey Pollard

No PhotoName: William “Quincey” Pollard.
Died: July 11, 2015.
Age at death: 17 months.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Lakewood Ranch, Florida, USA.
Disability: Developmental delay, leukemia (Claimed).

After Quincey died from blunt-force head trauma, his father, accused of murder, explained the bruises on his body by claiming that Quincey was clumsy and developmentally delayed and had leukemia.

Perpetrator: Richard Williams (Father), charged with second-degree murder.

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Daniel and Luke Schlemmer

Photo of Luke Schlemmer, a toddler boy with fair skin and blond hair. He is sticking his tongue out and smiling.
Luke Schlemmer

Name: Luke Schlemmer.
Died: April 1, 2014.
Age at death: 3.

Name: Daniel Schlemmer.
Died: April 5, 2014.
Age at death: 6.

Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: McCandless, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: None; mother believed they were autistic.

Photo of Daniel Schlemmer, a young boy wearing glasses and a navy T-shirt with a name tag on it. He has short blond hair and fair skin.
Daniel Schlemmer

Brothers Daniel and Luke were drowned in the bathtub by their mother, because she was convinced they were autistic and would be “better off in heaven”. Luke died right away; Daniel lingered on life support for a few days.

A year before, she had tried to kill them by tying them up with twine and running over them with her car several times trying to “end their suffering”. They were hospitalized with broken bones, but their mother claimed it had been an accident and no action was taken. A year later, the boys were dead.

Perpetrator: Laurel Michelle Schlemmer (Mother), pleaded guilty but mentally ill to third-degree murder, sentenced to 30-80 years.

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