Sharon Theleman

No PhotoName: Sharon Theleman.
Died: November 19, 2019.
Age at death: 51.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fenton, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability, visually impaired, mobility impaired.

Details:
Sharon lived at an assisted living facility. Her mother, who was worried about developing dementia, took her out of the facility and to a hotel, where she stabbed Sharon to death and attempted suicide. She left a note that said she was doing it as a favor to Sharon’s brothers, so they would not be “burdened” with caring for her.

Perpetrator: Marjorie Theleman (Mother), charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Source:
Mother charged with stabbing daughter in attempted murder-suicide in Fenton hotel
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Police: Mother took daughter from care facility, killed her

Terri-Lynn Thompson

Close-up photo of a heavyset woman with strawberry-blonde hair, glasses, and neat makeup.Name: Terri-Lynn Thompson.
Died: October 14, 2019.
Age at death: 54.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Belleville, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Unspecified disability; unable to work.

Details:
Terri-Lynn, whose family remembers her as a “loving grandmother” who “was amazing to everyone around her,” was murdered by her husband.

Perpetrator: Dewayne Jerome Vacciana (Husband), charged with second-degree murder.

Source: Belleville man, 38, charged in death of ‘loving grandmother’

Jaime Feden

Photo of a short woman with protruding ears and a round nose; her light-brown hair is pulled back away from her pale face and she is smiling for the camera, photographed outdoors.Name: Jaime Rae Feden.
Died: October 5, 2019 (Body found, last seen September 15, 2019).
Age at death: 33.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Disability: Vater syndrome.

Details:
Jamie’s ex-boyfriend, with whom she still spent time, took her to Las Vegas on vacation with the promise he would find a home for them. Then he drove her out into the desert, saying they were going to do a photoshoot. There, he suffocated her by wrapping her nose and mouth in duct tape and tried to cover up her death by pretending to be her on Facebook. When her body was found dumped in the desert, he was arrested, and it came out he was already married to someone else.

Jamie was sweet-natured, strong-willed and independent. She wanted to go to college and become a medical assistant, and had recently held a job at a care home. She had a four-leaf clover tattoo in honor of her uncle, brother, and mother, who died when she was a child.

Perpetrator: John Matthew Chapman (Boyfriend), charged with kidnapping, obstructing administration of law, and criminal use of a communication facility.

Source:
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John Robinson

No PhotoName: John Paul Robinson.
Died: September 25, 2019.
Age at death: 47.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Wilkesboro, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
John’s girlfriend beat him to death with a baseball bat.

Perpetrator: Tabatha Renee Triplett (Girlfriend), charged with murder.

Source:
Sheriff: North Carolina woman called 911 on herself, admitted to killing
Girlfriend charged with murder

Joel Parks

Photo of Joel Parks, a young man with short dark hair, smiling for the camera.Name: Joel “Bubby” Parks.
Died: September 22, 2019.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bradenton, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism, developmental delay from injury as an infant.

Details:
Joel took part in an Easter Seals day program. He played baseball on the Miracle League and was called “Home Run Joel” for his love of the sport.

Joel lived in a group home most of the week, but visited his grandmother on the weekends. His family called him “Bubby”. Although his grandmother claimed she thought no one would care for him after she died, Joel’s mother and sister both say they were perfectly willing to step in; in fact, his sister was visiting when he died. Had that failed, Joel had state funding set aside to ensure his care continued if his grandmother died.

Joel’s grandmother killed him with an overdose of medication.

Perpetrator: Lillian Parks (Grandmother), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
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Family speaks out after 87-year-old grandma is accused of killing autistic grandson
87-Year-Old Killed Her Disabled Grandson With Overdose, Police Say – The New York Times
Not A Unique Case: 87-Year-Old Murdered Disabled Grandson With Overdose
Miracle League baseball community mourns one of its own
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Grandmother admits to killing disabled grandson with drug overdose: cops
Florida woman says she killed disabled grandson by overdose, fearing no one would care for him after she died
87-year-old Florida grandma overdoses disabled grandson fearing no one would care for him after she dies
Bradenton grandmother accused of killing disabled grandson, fearing no one would care for him after she died
Family questions grandmother’s supposed motive for overdosing grandson

Vanessa Mayfield

Selfie of a young woman with very curly short black hair, big hoop earrings, and a T-shirt that looks like a sports jersey and spells out "SEXY".Name: Vanessa Mayfield.
Died: August 17, 2019.
Age at death: 31.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
Disability: Unspecified, likely developmental disability or mental illness.

Details:
Vanessa was experiencing homelessness and was known among the homeless community in Fort Worth for her honesty, stubbornness, wild hair, and hearty laugh. She was the mother of a new baby.

Her fiance had a job at a restaurant and she hoped he’d be able to provide for her. Instead, he assaulted and killed her.

Perpetrator: Jared Seavey (Fiance), arrested.

Source:
Suspect in homeless woman’s murder was fiance who claimed to be ‘out of town,’ friend says
Woman found dead on stairwell outside a Fort Worth church; 21-year-old man arrested

Adam Schneider

No PhotoName: Adam Schneider.
Died: August 15, 2019.
Age at death: 39.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Richmond, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
After his mother died, Adam moved in with his brother. His brother neglected him; he was brought to the hospital with severe bedsores and malnutrition, and died from the effects of starvation two days later.

Perpetrator: Henry Lee Andrus III (Brother), charged with neglect of a dependent leading to death and neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury.

Source: Brother charged with neglect in death of 39-year-old man with cerebral palsy

Sbusiso Mhlanga

No PhotoName: Sbusiso Quin Mhlanga.
Died: July 28, 2019 (Body found); missing November 20, 2014.
Age at death: Adult.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Disability: Unspecified, wheelchair user.

Details:
Sbusiso lived with his younger brother, who murdered him for “not using the correct dish to relieve himself”. Then he buried his brother’s body, dumped his wheelchair in the river, and collected his brother’s disability pension for the next few years.

Perpetrator: His brother, charged with murder, theft, and obstruction of justice.

Source: Brother arrested for killing his sibling

Syamala

No PhotoName: Syamala.
Died: July 7, 2019.
Age at death: Adult.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Pedha Kothapalli, Nagarkurnool, India.
Disability: Mental illness.

Details:
Syamala was a married woman, but when she became mentally ill, her husband left her and she had to move back in with her parents. One night, her father killed her with a sickle.

Perpetrator: Eranna (Father).

Source:
Man hacks disabled daughter to death at Nagarkurnool

Shabhana

Photo of an Indian woman wearing a white headscarf.Name: Shabhana.
Died: June 23, 2019.
Age at death: Adult.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Narol, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Shabhana’s husband bludgeoned her to death. Her family suspects him of killing two of his previous wives as well and reports that he used to suspect her of having an affair.

Shabhana was the oldest of three sisters.

Perpetrator: Abdul Razak Shaikh (Husband), charged with murder.

Source:
Man murders disabled wife in Narol