Baby Boy

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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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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:
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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:
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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:
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Mariah Woods

Photo of Mariah Woods, a toddler girl with fair skin and blonde hair in two ponytails. She is wearing a pink formal dress and has a big pink gift ribbon glued to her hair; she is pretending to feed a baby doll.Name: Mariah Kay Woods.
Died: December 2, 2017.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Mobility impaired; wore leg braces.

Details:
When Mariah disappeared from her bed, her community searched for her for six days before her body was found. It is likely that she was kidnapped, probably sexually assaulted, and murdered by her mother’s boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Earl Kimrey (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with obstruction of justice and concealing a death; further charges expected.

Source:
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Mason Blum

No PhotoName: Mason Blum.
Died: November 1, 2017.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Mobility impaired, nonverbal.

Details:
Mason’s mother put him in the bathtub with the water running, and left him there while she got high. He drowned.

Perpetrator: Michelle Wallace (Mother), pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

Source:
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Sherin Mathews

Photo of Sherin Mathews, a young girl with tan skin and chin-length brown hair, wearing a dress with pink polka-dots on it.Name: Sherin Mathews.
Died: October 22, 2017 (Body found); died October 7, 2017.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA.
Disability: Developmental disability, failure to thrive.

Details:
Sherin’s adoptive father claimed she had been adopted from India with developmental delays, malnutrition, and an “eating disorder”. When he brought her to the hospital with broken bones, he claimed that she had brittle bones from being malnourished at the orphanage.

Her adoptive father was trying to force her to drink milk at 3 a.m., and choked her to death doing it. He then dumped her body and pretended she had gone missing, before eventually confessing to the killing. The autopsy confirmed that Sherin’s cause of death was “homicidal violence”.

Later, the orphanage came forward and reported that Sherin had not had trouble eating. Her “eating disorder” may have been a fabrication to cover up her murder. She was merely small for her age, a condition called “failure to thrive” which is common in children with difficult backgrounds. The broken bones she had suffered months before her death had nothing to do with malnutrition and everything to do with child abuse.

Perpetrator: Wesley Mathews (Adoptive father), charged with murder, injury to a child, abandoning a child, and tampering with evidence; Sini Mathews (Adoptive mother), charged with abandoning a child.

Source:
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Rookiya

No PhotoName: Rookiya (n/a).
Died: August 25, 2017.
Age at death: 5 months.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Amruthanagar, Andhra, India.
Disability: Hydrocephalus.

Details:
Rookiya’s mother had no money for big-city medical treatment, and Rookiya’s neighbors had started referring to her as a “demon child” because of her large head. So her mother drowned her.

Authorities noted that the area has a district hospital and four children’s homes that are meant to help children like Rookiya.

Perpetrator: Shaik Fatima (Mother), charged with murder.

Source:
Too poor to afford her medical care, Andhra mother kills her own baby girl