Ari Ase, Mya Ase, and John Savage

Photos of Ari, Mya, and John, three African-American children.Name: Ari Ase.
Age at death: 8.
Disability: Autism.

Name: Mya Ase.
Age at death: 7.
Disability: Autism.

Name: John Savage.
Age at death: 3.
Disability: Autism.

Died: July 7, 2019.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Syracuse, New York, USA.

Details:
Ari, Mya, and John were all autistic. Ari smiled all the time; Mya sung songs. Both liked music. Mya was a talented artist whose teacher thought she would one day become famous. Ari would read the dictionary for fun. Three-year-old John, a precocious boy who could already count and spell, loved reading books.

Their mother packed the three children into a rental car and ignited a charcoal grill, filling the car with carbon monoxide and killing them all.

Perpetrator: Crystal Savage (Mother).

Source:
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Mom lights a charcoal grill in trunk of a rental car to kill herself, three children: Report
Mom’s struggles and note at center of probe into her suicide, murder of 3 kids

Kushal

No PhotoName: Kushal.
Died: July 4, 2019.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Aswal, Hunsur taluk, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Epilepsy.

Details:
Kushal’s parents tried to conduct an exorcism to cure him of his epilepsy. They beat him severely with a banana stem, and he died of his injuries.

Perpetrator: Parimala and Shashikumar (Parents), arrested.

Source:
Kid beaten to death by parents in exorcism

Ja’hir Gibbons

Photo of a small African-American boy; he is smiling awkwardly for the camera. The photo is taken at an angle.Name: Ja’hir Gibbons.
Died: March 18, 2019.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; received speech and developmental therapy.

Details:
Ja’hir was beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend, whom his mother had left to babysit him despite knowing he was abusing the boy. His body showed signs of chronic child abuse.

Perpetrator: Dejon Waters (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with first-degree murder; Brittany Hyc (Mother), charged with child endangerment resulting in death.

Source:
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Boy, 5, found ‘covered in bruises’ in home where 2-year-old boy was discovered dead from child abuse
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2 in custody in connection to death of 2-year-old boy on South Side
After toddler killed, DCFS investigating worker that said boy was ‘safe’ at home

Dante Mullinix

Photo of Dante Mullinix, a small boy with a mop of curly blond hair, wearing an orange polo shirt and looking at the camera.Name: Dante Mullinix.
Died: September 15, 2018.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Developmental disability, suspected autism.

Details:
Dante was a happy baby. He had a developmental delay; he hadn’t yet learned to walk, and had difficulty chewing and swallowing. He could say a few words, like “ew” and “yeah”. He was being evaluated for autism.

His mother called him “Monkey Man” because he had a favorite blanket with a monkey on it which he carried everywhere. Before he went to sleep, he rubbed his face against his blanket.

Dante’s mother left him with her boyfriend, who abused the boy. Dante was brought to the hospital, unresponsive, with bruises, a compressed neck, and a brain injury, and died a few days later.

Perpetrator: Tyree Bowie (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with first-degree murder, third-degree murder, and child endangerment.

Source:
‘This poor kid was doomed from the beginning:’ The tragic life and death of Dante Mullinix

Baby Boy

No Photo
Name Unknown.
Died: December 21, 2018.
Age at death: 29 days.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Neelasandra, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Unknown congenital defect.

Details:
This little boy was born one of a pair of twins. He was weak at birth and had to spend ten days in the hospital after birth, and needed continued medical attention after he came home.

His grandmother waited until the baby’s mother was feeding his twin in another room and his father had left to go buy medicine; then she strangled and smothered the baby to death.

Perpetrator: Vijayalakshmi (Grandmother), arrested.

Source:
Days after month-old infant found dead in Bengaluru, grandmom arrested for murder
Grandmother held for infant’s murder

“Miss He”

Photo of two Chinese toddlers, a boy in a black and red coat, and a girl in a purple coat. The boy has his arms around the girl. Their eyes are pixelated to keep them anonymous.Name: “Miss He” (Pseudonym).
Died: October 11, 2018.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Evening Village, Hunan Province, China.
Disability: Epilepsy.

Details:
Miss He’s father was worried about having taken out loans to pay for her medical care, so he decided to buy life insurance and fake his own death. Not telling his wife what he was doing, he drove his car into a river. Three weeks later, thinking him dead, Miss He’s mother took her and her four-year-old brother to the river and drowned herself and both children.

Perpetrator: “Dai Guihua” (Mother–pseudonym), arrested.

Source:
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A Chinese woman kills herself and her children after her husband faked his own death
Woman kills herself after husband’s ‘death’
湖南一男子假死骗保 反致妻子带着一双儿女自杀_

Jonathan Schmoyer

Photo of a toddler boy with very fair hair and pale skin. He is looking at the camera with a slightly puzzled expression. He is wearing a yellow SpongeBob T-shirt.Name: Jonathan “JJ” Schmoyer.
Died: September 29, 2018.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Suspected autism.

Details:
JJ’s father rigged his car to explode. He put JJ in the car seat, lured 66-year-old family friend David Hallman into the car, and set off the explosives. All three were killed.

In suicide letters left behind, the killer mentioned that he “had something against autism, which he suspected JJ had.”

From JJ’s obituary:
“JJ was a loving, intelligent and inquisitive child who loved to explore, laugh, take walks, roller skate and play patty-cake. JJ also loved to eat Subway meatball sandwiches and he adored Thomas the Tank [Engine] and his Spider-Man and SpongeBob t-shirts.”

Perpetrator: Jacob Schmoyer (Father).

Source:
View Jonathan Schmoyer’s Obituary on mcall.com and share memories
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Allentown car explosion: Toddler’s mom searching for answers, too

Emma Bingaman

Photo of a baby with pale skin and wispy, light-blonde hair, wearing pajamas with a zipper up the front. She has a puzzled, slightly worried expression on her face.Name: Emma Rose Bingaman.
Died: July 30, 2018.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Mt. Morris, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Developmental delay, seizures; prematurity.

Details:
Emma was abused by her parents for most of her life. She died from a beating aged 2.

Perpetrator: George Bingaman (Father) and Destiny Bingaman (Mother), both charged with felony murder, first-degree child abuse, torture and two counts of child abuse in the presence of another child.

Source:
Toddler’s alleged abuse ‘one of the worst cases’ doctor ever saw
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Flint-area parents charged in death of 2-year-old daughter
Charges announced against parents in 3-year-old girl’s death
Emma Rose Bingaman
Parents heading to trial in death of 3-year-old
Parents bound over in beating death of 2-year-old daughter

9-month-old baby

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: May 18, 2018.
Age at death: 9 months.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kalwa, Thane, India.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
This 9-month-old baby’s mother murdered them and threw their body into the creek.

Perpetrator: Yashoda Cheddar (Mother), charged with murder.

Source: Woman arrested for murder of disabled child

Nathan Quezada

Photo of a baby boy wearing a striped shirt. He has dark brown eyes and wispy brown hair.Name: Nathaniel C. Quezada Fernandez.
Died: March 8, 2018.
Age at death: 21 months.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: San Angelo, Texas, USA.
Disability: Ostopenia, developmental delay in motor and language skills.

Details:
Nathan died from a broken spine due to blunt trauma from an assault; his death was ruled a homicide. When he died, he was at home with his stepfather.

Perpetrator: Andrew Fernandez (Stepfather), charged with capital murder; Lesley Moreno (Mother), charged with capital murder.

Source:
Several homicide investigations gripped San Angelo in 2018
Stepfather talks about San Angelo boy’s injuries after final autopsy released
Tragic Toddler Death Caused by Blunt Trauma
West Side Toddler Autopsy Confirms Homicide
View Nathaniel Fernandez’s Obituary on gosanangelo.com and share memories
Nathaniel C. Quezada Fernandez’s Memorial | San Angelo, Texas
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San Angelo man accused of killing toddler will face death penalty