Sadhana

No PhotoName: Sadhana.
Died: October 6, 2018.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Disability: Mentally ill; bedbound.

Details:
Sadhana’s parents took her to a temple, where they forced her to drink poison. Bystanders saw her resisting and then falling unconscious and called the police, and Sadhana was taken to the hospital. Unfortunately, it was too late, and the girl died two days later.

Perpetrator: S Muneeswaran (Father), arrested and sentenced to 15 days in jail for the poisoning, then charged with murder when Sadhana died; Revanthi (Mother), charged with murder.

Source: Mentally-ill girl dead, parents booked for murder

Mason Jordan

Photo of a young boy with light-brown skin and curly black hair sitting in a wheelchair with a headrest. He is smiling for the camera.Name: Mason Jordan.
Died: August 20, 2018.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bend, Oregon, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus.

Details:
Mason’s mother shot him to death.

Mason liked reading, watercolor painting, music, and playing with toy cars. He was curious about everything. Despite medical problems that put him in the hospital on a regular basis, friends and neighbors remember him as a very happy child.

Perpetrator: Tashina Aleine Jordan (Mother); charged with aggravated murder.

Source:
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Jacob Edwards

Photo of Jacob Edwards, a small boy with fair skin and blond hair, smiling for the camera. He is wearing a gray T-shirt that says "Jacob".Name: Jacob Edwards.
Died: July 10, 2018.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Prices Corner, Delaware, USA.
Disability: Williams Syndrome.

Details:
Jacob was shot by his father during a murder-suicide in which his father killed Jacob’s entire family. Also dead are Julie Edwards, Jacob’s mother, his little sister Brinley and his little brother Paxton.

Jacob liked music and dancing.

Perpetrator: Matthew Edwards (Father).

Source:
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Police: Man killed wife, 3 children, then himself in Prices Corner
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Xuan Xuan

No PhotoName: Xuan Xuan
Died: June 25, 2018.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Jiangning, Nanjing, China.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Xuan’s grandfather was annoyed that he had spent so much trying to treat her cerebral palsy. He and her father put bricks in her backpack, put the backpack on her, and threw her in the river to drown.

Perpetrator: Her father, surnamed Yang, and Yang Mousong (Grandfather); arrested, confessed to murder

Source:
Father, grandpa admit killing 9-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, China police say
Girl with Learning Difficulties Murdered by Father & Grandfather
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Father and grandfather confess to drowning nine-year-old girl with cerebral palsy
Girls with cerebral palsy are being drowned by their dearest relatives.

Je’Hyrah Daniels

Photo of Je'Hyrah Daniels, an African-American toddler with tightly braided hair, wearing a T-shirt printed with "Have Fun". She is looking at the camera with her mouth pursed in fascination, and holding a cell phone.Name: Je’Hyrah Daniels.
Died: June 22, 2018.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Tampa, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Je’Hyrah’s neighbors remember that her mother was often negligent. Je’Hyrah was allowed to walk barefoot near broken glass; she was often left alone at home, and strangers came and went from their apartment. A Child and Family Services case had been opened, but closed for lack of evidence of mistreatment.

Two days after the DCFS decided Je’Hyrah was safe, Je’Hyrah’s mother stole a car from a dealership and used it to drive them to the Hillsborough River. She picked up the little girl and walked into the water as Je’Hyrah struggled and screamed for help. When she reached deep water, she tossed Je’Hyrah into the river and walked away.

Je’Hyrah was found by divers less than a half-hour after bystanders called the police, but she had already drowned.

Perpetrator: Shakayla Denson (Mother), charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, and grand theft auto.

Source:
Mother Murders Autistic Daughter By Drowning Her in a River
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Report: Mother upset daughter had disability
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Mom charged with murder after tossing child in river
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Mother Sought Help for Autism Before Murder of Her Daughter
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Mom pleads not guilty in river drowning death

Sumitra

No PhotoName: Sumitra.
Died: May 29, 2018.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Vajra Karur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Disability: Physical disability.

Details:
Sumitra’s father was frustrated over her and her brother’s disabilities. He came home drunk, demanded she stand and walk, and when she could not do so, beat her to death.

Perpetrator: Yerriswamy (Father), arrested.

Source:
Father beat physically-disabled daughter to death – Times of India
Anantapur: Drunk father beats physically challenged daughter to death

Heaven Watkins

Photo of Heaven Watkins, a small girl with brown skin and black hair pulled back under a silver crown. She is wearing a coral-colored dress and a sash that says "Birthday Girl". Her face is scrunched up in a wide smile.Name: Heaven Watkins.
Died: May 18, 2018.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, autism.

Details:
Born a micropreemie at 1.7 pounds, Heaven survived a brain hemorrhage and hydrocephalus and had to spend three-and-a-half months in the NICU.

Heaven had two sisters. Her favorite colors were purple and pink. She was autistic and had cerebral palsy. She was outgoing and had fun with the neighborhood kids. She liked to play tag and to draw on the ground. One of her classmates, a girl named Claire, liked to run her fingers through Heaven’s hair. She was outspoken and “didn’t hide anything from anyone.”

She lived with her mother and her mother’s boyfriend, both of whom were abusive. She was once brought into the hospital with burns to her hand that required skin grafts, and her teachers were worried that she had been sexually abused; but the child abuse allegations at that time were ruled unfounded. Heaven usually wore a jacket to hide her bruises. She was put on a bread-and-water diet and made to stand against a wall for hours.

Heaven died of blunt-force trauma, having been severely beaten in the head and torso to the point that her gut ruptured. Doctors who examined her body found she had bleeding on the brain, as well as a dozen or more healed rib fractures and several new ones.

After Heaven was found dead, her two sisters were removed from the home and are now living with their aunt. Her neighbors held a vigil for her, releasing pink, purple, and white balloons into the sky in her honor.

Perpetrator: Latoya Smith (Mother), pleaded guilty to felony homicide and child abuse; Demont James Harris (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with felony homicide and child abuse.

Source:
Couple arrested for the death of a child in Norfolk
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Norfolk couple faces judge after 11-year-old dies
Medical Examiner: cause of Norfolk 11-year-old’s death was blunt force trauma
Mom, boyfriend beat slain disabled girl so severely that her stomach split open: Report
Mother, fiancé charged in death of 11-year-old autistic child, caused abdomen to split
Ocean View neighbors gather for vigil of an 11-year-old girl, Heaven
Neighborhood holds vigil for 11-year-old girl killed in Ocean View
Bond denied for man charged in Norfolk child’s death
Disabled 11-year-old girl was forced to stand for hours, beaten until she died, prosecutor says
Murdered disabled girl who had stomach beat open was forced to stand for hours on end, fed only bread & water: Prosecutor
Brian K. Payne: Learning from Heaven’s time on earth
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New charges suggest two didn’t intend to kill 11-year-old Norfolk girl
Charges amended for mother and boyfriend charged in fatal Ocean View child abuse case
Family of 11-year-old victim speaks out as they plan memorial services to honor the child
Heaven’s Story: Mom pleads guilty in 11-year-old daughter’s death

Taye Miles, Rylan Miles, Arye Miles, and Kadyn Cockman

Photo of Katrina Miles and her children Taye, Rylan, Arye, and Kadyn Cockman. Rylan is Name: Taye Miles.
Age at death: 13.

Name: Rylan Miles.
Age at death: 12.

Name: Arye Miles.
Age at death: 10.

Name: Kadyn Cockman.
Age at death: 8.

Died: May 11, 2018.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia.
Disability: Autism; Rylan also had chronic pain.

Non-disabled victims: Cynda Miles, age 58; Katrina Miles, age 35.

Details:
Arye, Kadyn, Rylan, and Taye were all killed by their grandfather in a mass murder-suicide. Their mother and grandmother were murdered in the same event.

The family lived on a farm, where the four children were home-schooled, and were working on making the farm self-sustaining. They grew vegetables and even built their own dam.

The four children all kept journals, and Taye, the oldest, was becoming an accomplished writer. All the children were working on learning to swim.

Perpetrator: Peter Miles (Grandfather).

Source:
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Christopher Bosselman

Photo of a small boy sitting on the ground, leaning toward the camera and smiling. He has fair skin and short blond hair, and is wearing a blue and white striped shirt.Name: Christopher Kenneth “CK” Bosselman.
Died: May 3, 2018.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Waterford, Connecticut, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Christopher, who went by CK, had to live in filthy conditions at home. He was five years old when his mother locked him in her car on a warm day. CK died of heat stroke, and his mother reported him missing and tried to pass it off as an accident, but when police searched her checked her phone, they found she had been making searches on hot-car deaths.

From CK’s obituary:
“CK loved Paw Patrol, especially the character Rubble. He loved coloring and singing. Some of his favorite songs were “Heaven is a place on earth” (Belinda Carlisle), ‘Bad at love’ (Halsey), ‘Your love’ (The Outfield), and ‘No one’ (Alicia Keys). He loved Starbucks Frappuccinos, Oreos and ice cream.”

Perpetrator: Whitney Bosselman (Mother), charged with criminally negligent homicide and risk of injury to a minor.

Source:
Waterford Police: Mother arrested in connection to death of 5-year-old son found in hot car
PD: 5-year-old boy found dead inside car in Waterford
Warrant: Mom Made ‘Concerning’ Phone Searches Before Son Died
Police: Waterford child who died in mother’s car lived in deplorable conditions
Police: Mom made ‘concerning Google searches’ before autistic son’s hot car death
Waterford Police Charge Mother of 5-Year-Old Boy With Autism Who Died In Hot Car
Christopher Kenneth Bosselman Obituary – Uncasville, CT

Tyler and Aidan Talmage

Photo of Tyler, Aidan, and Arianna Talmage. They are children with light-olive skin and brown hair, photographed sitting in a row of airplane seats and smiling for the camera.Name: Tyler Talmage.
Age at death: 14.

Name: Aidan Talmage.
Age at death: 10.

Died: May 3, 2018.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA.
Disability: Bipolar disorder, autism.

Non-Disabled Victim: Arianna Talmage, age 6.

Details:
Aidan and Tyler, and their little sister Arianna, were shot by their mother in a murder-suicide. She had been having trouble paying medical bills.

Aidan loved animals, especially chickens, and liked playing catch. Tyler had pet guinea pigs. Arianna liked dancing and playing with Play-Doh.

Perpetrator: Astra Volk (Mother).

Source:
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