Hannah Davenport

Photo of Hannah Davenport, a girl in a bright pink shirt, wearing a bright pink hairbow in her short brown hair.Name: Hannah Davenport.
Died: January 29, 2005.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Anderson, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Ectopic anus.

Details:
Hannah’s mother starved her to death.

Perpetrator: Karen Davenport (Mother), found guilty of second degree involuntary manslaughter, fined $5000.

Source: Hannah Renee Davenport

Ian Carmichael

Photo of Ian Carmichael, a boy with fair skin and short brown hair. He is wearing a red sweater with a sports logo on it, and a necklace of steel-gray beads. He is smiling for the camera.Name: Ian Carmichael.
Died: July 31, 2004.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: London, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Epilepsy, dyslexia, developmental delay.

Details:
Convinced that he was ridding his family of an “intolerable burden”, Ian’s father took him to a hotel room, where he poisoned and then strangled him to death.

Ian competed in BMX bike racing. He left behind his older sister Gillian.

The crime was initially presented by the media as a “mercy killing”. Later on, Ian’s father blamed the antidepressants he was taking.

Perpetrator: David Carmichael (Father), charged with first-degree murder, ruled not guilty by reason of mental disorder; hospitalized for four years; absolute discharge in December 2009.

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Davontae Williams

A photo of a boy, looking at the camera but not smiling. The angle suggests that it is a selfie.Name: Davontae Marcel Williams.
Died: July 26, 2004.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Arlington, Texas, USA.
Disability: Developmental disabilities due to prematurity.

Details:
Davontae was neglected by his mother and her girlfriend. Weakened by malnutrition, he died of pneumonia.

Perpetrator: Marcella Williams (Mother), pled guilty to murder, sentenced to life; Lisa Ann Coleman (Mother’s girlfriend), convicted of murder, sentenced to death.

Source: Davontae Marcel Williams

Molly Holt

Photo of Molly Holt, a girl with straight brown hair, cut into bangs and tied back. She is smiling slightly.Name: Molly Holt.
Died: November 10, 2003.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Clarksville, Arkansas, USA.
Disability: Mentally challenged/behaviorally challenged.

Details:
Molly’s parents chained her to her bed at night. When the house caught on fire, she burned to death.

Perpetrator: Lloyd Holt (Father), negligent homicide and false imprisonment, one year in jail; and Teresa Dick (Mother), false imprisonment and manslaughter, 14 years in prison.

Source: Girl Chained To Bed Dies In Fire

Terrance Cottrell, Jr.

Portrait photo of Terrance Cottrell Jr.Name: Terrance Cottrell, Jr.
Died: Aug. 25, 2003.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Death in restraint.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Terrance’s mother took him to church for an exorcism, hoping to cure his autism. The boy was pinned to the ground by several adults, and died of suffocation while his mother watched.

Perpetrator: Patricia Cooper (Mother); not charged. Ray Hemphill (Pastor); convicted of child abuse; sentenced to 2-and-a-half years.

Source: Hemphill Sentenced Over Boy’s “Exorcism” Death

Jason Dawes

Black and white photo of Jason Dawes, a smiling boy.Name: Jason Dawes.
Died: August 4, 2003.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: New South Wales, Australia.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Jason was suffocated by his mother, who believed there was “no hope for her son”.

Perpetrator: Daniela Dawes (Mother). Convicted of manslaughter; served no jail time.

Source: When love is not enough

Stephanie Ramos

No PhotoName: Stephanie Ramos.
Died: July 9, 2003.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Unsolved.
Location: Queens, New York, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability, blindness, cerebral palsy, diabetes.

Details:
Stephanie’s body was found in a garbage truck. Her foster mother had thrown the body in the trash and reported her missing.

Stephanie’s cause of death could not be exactly determined because the garbage truck crushed her body before it could be found. Because of the lack of evidence and Stephanie’s profound disabilities, her death was ruled natural and her mother was only charged with dumping the body. Stephanie’s foster home was filthy, and Stephanie herself weighed only 23 pounds at death. The most likely scenario is that Stephanie died of illness because her foster mother did not want anyone to know how dirty her house was, and so left the illness untreated.

Perpetrator: Renee Johnson (Foster mother), 60 days in jail for improper disposal of a body.

Source: Girl Found in Trash Truck Lived in Filth, Officials Say

Christopher Forder

Photo of Christopher Forder.Name: Christopher Forder.
Died: November 22, 2002.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Medical Neglect.
Location: Seabeck, Washington, USA.
Disability: Reactive attachment disorder.

Details:
Christopher died of untreated pneumonia. He had been beaten and starved by his adoptive mother.

Perpetrator: Kimberly Ann Forder (Adoptive mother), sentenced to 27 months in prison.

Source: Christopher Forder

Mitchell Dickson

No PhotoName: Mitchell Dickson.
Died: June 4, 2002.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Seymour, Texas, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Mitchell’s mother slashed him to death with razor blades and then tried to disguise it as a car accident.

Perpetrator: Melanie Rochelle Dickson (Mother); pled guilty to murder; sentenced to 15-30 years.

Source: Mom Gets 30 Years In Prison For Son’s Murder