Died: April 9, 2014.
Age at death: 5 months.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Connsbrook Avenue, East Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
There was no objective evidence that this little boy was disabled, but his mother thought he would be disabled because her older son’s autism meant she had “passed on bad genes”. Sure that the baby boy would grow up to be disabled, she suffocated him.
Perpetrator: His mother; sentenced to three years of probation.
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