Sherrell Martin

No PhotoName: Sherrell “Bud” Martin.
Died: June 14, 2020.
Age at death: 71.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Wilmington, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; used walker.

Details:
Bud and his ex-sister-law had been arguing for a few days–an argument she ended by beating him around the head with his own walker. He was able to tell police who had beaten him before dying a few hours later.

Perpetrator: Donna Reynolds (Ex-sister-in-law), charged with aggravated battery.

Source: Wilmington Woman Charged With Attacking Disabled Ex-Brother-In-Law Who Later Died
Disabled Man Dies After Attack, Wilmington Woman Arrested: WPD

28-year-old woman

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Name Unknown.
Died: June 3, 2020.
Age at death: 28.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Smuts Ngonyama Informal Settlement, Butterworth, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
While her caregiver was away, this 28-year-old woman’s brother killed her, leaving her under a blanket with “upper body injuries”. Medics were called but declared her dead at the scene.

Perpetrator: Her brother, age 24.

Source:
Disabled woman murdered in EC – brother arrested
Media Statement, South African Police Service, Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape

6-year-old girl

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Name Unknown.
Died: May 31, 2020.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Orange, New Jersey, USA.
Disability: Unspecified special needs.

Details:
This little girl was killed by her mother in a murder-suicide. Neighbors said that she had said she was overwhelmed by caring for a special-needs child.

Perpetrator: Sushmiba Bardhan (Mother).

Source:
Sources: Mother, 6-year-old daughter dead in murder-suicide in West Orange
New Jersey Murder-Suicide: Mother Kills 6-Year-Old With Special Needs Before Shooting Self

India Martin

No PhotoName: India Martin.
Died: May 26, 2020.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Born prematurely at 26 weeks and addicted to cocaine, India survived a difficult start in life only to be found dead in a dresser drawer, having been abused or neglected by her mother and her boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Jackleen Mullen (Mother) and her boyfriend Audrevious Williams, both charged with homicide by child abuse or neglect.

Source: Mom, boyfriend charged after disabled 4-year-old found dead in dresser drawer

Unknown Elder Woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: May 26, 2020.
Age at death: Elder.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Gold River, California, USA.
Disability: Elder nursing home resident.

Details:
This woman’s husband came to the nursing home where she lived, shot her, and then shot himself.

Perpetrator: Her husband.

Source: Deputies investigating murder-suicide shooting at Eskaton facility in Gold River

Willow Dunn

Photo of a baby with Down syndrome. She has fair skin and wispy blonde hair and is smiling broadly.Name: Willow Dunn.
Died: May 25, 2020.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Details:
Willow’s father starved her to death. Her body was found covered in severe bedsores.

Perpetrator: Mark James Dunn (Father), charged with murder.

Source:
Heart-wrenching new detail on alleged murder of four-year-old Brisbane girl
Willow Dunn’s stepmum charged with killing disabled girl days after four-year-old’s dad accused of leaving her to starve
Girl who died in family home may have been dead inside for two days
More details emerge over death of Brisbane girl, four, as her dad is accused of murder
‘Senseless’ death of toddler Willow Dunn sparks outpouring of community grief
‘Big questions’ over what could have been done to save Willow

Alejandro Ripley

Photo of a boy smiling for the camera. He has short-cropped brown hair and is wearing a yellow shirt.Name: Alejandro Ripley.
Died: May 22, 2020.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Miami, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Alejandro’s mother tried to kill him by pushing him into a canal; but some passers-by saw the boy fall in and rescued him. Later that day, she pushed him into a different canal; this time, no one saw, and Alejandro drowned. She tried to pass it off as a kidnapping, but when the police learned about the earlier murder attempt, she confessed to the lie.

Perpetrator: Patricia Ripley (Mother), charged with murder.

Source:
9-year-old boy with autism kidnapped in front of mom found dead in Miami
Non-verbal 9-year-old with autism found dead after abduction from Florida Home Depot, police say
Mother who reported abduction of 9-year-old son with autism now charged in his murder
Dead boy’s mother had attempted to kill him before, prosecutors say
Florida mom charged with the murder of son with autism
‘In a better place.’ Miami mother of drowned autistic boy admits leading him to canal, cops say
Mother Of SW Miami boy found dead charged with murder
Police Investigate Mother In Death Of SW 9-Year-Old Autistic Boy
Florida mom arrested on suspicion of killing 9-year-old son with autism after falsely reporting him kidnapped
After death of boy with autism, Miami special needs group sees rise in crisis calls
Neighbors saved autistic boy, 9, from canal an hour before ‘mom pushed him AGAIN to his death and faked kidnap’
‘He never made a sound’: Witness says she saw autistic boy fall into canal. Days later, his mother is arrested for felony murder. [Update]
Possible motive revealed in autistic boy’s murder, mother charged

76-year-old woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: May 21, 2020.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Wilmot Township, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
This 76-year-old woman was shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Her husband, age 79.

Source:
Michigan man, 79, called to report murder-suicide before he killed himself, police say
Man kills wife suffering dementia before turning gun on himself, police say
Michigan Murder-Suicide: 79-Year-Old Man Kills Wife Suffering From Dementia, Then Calls 911 Before Killing Self

Umesh Balagi

Blurred photo, taken from behind, of a person in a white shirt riding a three-wheeled scooter down a dirt road.Name: Umesh Balagi.
Died: May 18, 2020 (News story published).
Age at death: Adult.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Dharwad, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Umesh’s brother gathered a group of men, ambushed him as he rode his three-wheeled scooter to go shopping, and bludgeoned him to death. The motive was a dispute over property. The killer also chased Umesh’s wife, who witnessed the attack; she escaped unhurt.

Perpetrator: Channabasappa Balagi (Brother) and several accomplices, charged with murder.

Source: Man bludgeons brother suffering with disability; murder over property caught on camera

10-year-old girl

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: May 17, 2020 (Body found May 21).
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
This ten-year-old girl’s brother gathered some friends, and together they raped and strangled her. He told police that he felt she was a burden because she could not do household chores.

Perpetrator: Zishan Ali (Brother), Sajid Ali, Amjad Ali, and Wajid Ali; arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source:
Shocking! Mentally Disabled Minor Gangraped, Strangulated to Death by Brother, 3 Friends
Jaipur: Man gangrapes, murders mentally challenged 10-year-old sister with his 3 friends
भाई ने 3 दोस्तों के साथ मिलकर 10 साल की बहन का गैंगरेप किया, फिर मार डाला; चारों आरोपी गिरफ्तार