Noah Carroll

No PhotoName: Noah Carroll.
Died: November 15, 1992.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Cedarville, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Prenatal cocaine exposure; epilepsy.

Details:
Noah’s cause of death has been ruled inconclusive, but it is likely that he was smothered.

Noah’s death is suspicious because the couple who adopted him has had five of their children die, and four of those deaths, including Noah’s, were investigated as possible homicides with both parents and 16-year-old older brother implicated.

Perpetrator: Parents Kathleen and Timothy Carroll, brother James Carroll. No charges.

Source: Hannah, Noah, Mollie, and Josiah Carroll

Noah Simpson

No PhotoName: Noah Simpson.
Died: December 10, 1991.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Eastlake, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Noah’s mother suffocated him by placing him face-down on a waterbed.

Perpetrator: Elayna Simpson (Mother); convicted of murder, sentenced to 15 years to life.

Source: State of Ohio vs. Elayna Simpson. Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eleventh Appellate District, Lake County. 30 Sept. 1994. LexisNexus. Web. 30 May 2015.

Dianna Phan

No PhotoName: Dianna Phan.
Died: November 4, 1991.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA.
Disability: “Born brain-damaged”; visually impaired.

Details:
Dianna was shot by her mother in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Stacy Phuong Phan (Mother).

Source: Girl Died of Gunshot Before Being Hit by Car

Jeni Cazares

No PhotoName: Jeni Cazares, also called Yeni Lezama, Jenny, or Yeni Cazares.
Died: May 19, 1991.
Age at death: 3 months.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Santa Ana, California, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Details:
Jeny’s mother smashed her head; then her parents both helped hide her body.

Perpetrator: Oscar Lezama, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, sentenced to 11 years; Rocio Cazares (Mother), pleaded guilty to being an accessory, sentenced to 5 years probation.

Source: Mother Charged With Murdering Infant Daughter in Her Apartment

Samuel Linares

No PhotoName: Samuel Linares.
Died: April 26, 1989.
Age at death: 16 months.
Cause of death: Killed by father.
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Disability: PVS due to hypoxic brain damage.

Details:
Samuel had choked on a balloon and, eight months later, was still on life support in the hospital. His father went to the hospital, pulled a gun on the staff, shut off the ventilator, and held the staff at gunpoint until Samuel died.

Perpetrator: Rudy Linares (Father), pleaded guilty to unlawful use of a weapon, sentenced to 1 year probation. Grand jury refused to indict for first-degree murder.

Source:
When life is a fate worse than death
Questions of Law Live On After Father Helps Son Die
FATHER IS CLEARED IN ILL BABY’s DEATH
Grand Jury Rejects Murder Count : Teary Father Not Charged in Death of Comatose Boy
GRAND JURY REFUSES TO INDICT DAD WHO PULLED PLUG ON SON
Samuel Linares (1988 – 1989)

Anginetta Clayton

No PhotoName: Anginetta Clayton.
Died: January 17, 1989.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Oxford, Mississippi, USA.
Disability: Microcephaly.

Details:
Anginetta’s mother starved her to death.

Perpetrator: Bessie Marie Clayton (Mother); convicted of “depraved heart” murder; sentenced to life.

Source: Bessie Marie CLAYTON, v. STATE of Mississippi.

Brian Myers

No Photo
Name: Brian Myers.
Died: November 27, 1987.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Brian was beaten by his foster parents until he died of a skull fracture. Before Brian died they had been able to escape suspicion for their abuse despite Michael’s bruises because they blamed his injuries on Michael’s disability, claiming he hurt himself.

Perpetrator: Janet Portman (foster mother), pled guilty to second-degree criminal abuse, sentenced to 6 months in jail and 5 years probation; Michael Portman (foster father), not guilty of child abuse.

Source:
Misplaced Mercy
Board rules cabinet was negligent in death of child, orders award
Agency found negligent in death of toddler; state to pay $100,000

Eric Bernstein

No PhotoName: Eric Bernstein.
Died: May 11, 1987.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Broomall, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Hypoxic brain injury at birth, causing cerebral palsy.

Details:
After putting her son through months of intensive, 15-hour-a-day therapy to try to cure him, Eric’s mother, seeing that he wasn’t going to be cured, shot him to death.

Perpetrator: Irene Torres Bernstein (Mother), pleaded no contest to third-degree murder, sentenced to a $1000 fine and 5 years probation.

Source: Mom Pleads No Contest In Son’s Killing
Mom Given Probation Didn’t Ask For Mercy In Tot’s Death

Louise Brown

No PhotoName: Louise Brown.
Died: May 28, 1984.
Age at death: 14 days.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: London, England, UK.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Details:
Louise’s father told police that Louise had been in the family car when it was stolen. When the truth emerged, it was found that Louise had been killed by her father because he could not accept her disability, and her uncle had helped get rid of the body.

Perpetrator: Paul Brown (Father), manslaughter, 5 years; Ian Brown (Uncle), 9 months in jail.

Source: Killer Dad Jailed for Murder of Brother; Daughter was first victim.

(Baby) McKay

No PhotoName: Baby McKay (Never named).
Died: June 18, 1983.
Age at death: Newborn.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Harvey, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Trisomy 13 (Possibly).

Details:
When Baby McKay’s father saw his son’s cleft palate and webbed fingers and had it explained that the baby might have Trisomy 13, he bashed the infant’s head against the delivery room floor, killing him.

Perpetrator: Daniel McKay (Father). Charged with murder. Case dismissed after two hung juries.

Source: Case Dismissed in Slaying of Deformed Baby