Name: Aaron Norman.
Died: December 20, 1987.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Mead, Washington, USA.
Disability: Juvenile diabetes.
Aaron’s parents abused him and denied him medical treatment. He died of untreated diabetes, aggravated by being beaten with a board.
Perpetrator: Bob Norman (Father), manslaughter, 41 months; Judith Norman (Mother), charged with homicide; five elders in the No-Name Fellowship, charged with criminal mistreatment, two convicted, one sentenced to three years.
Source: Faith Gone Awry
Name: Tara Kelly.
Died: September 15, 1985.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Rochester, New York, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.
While her mother’s boyfriend was babysitting Tara, he killed her by hitting, kicking, and suffocating her.
Perpetrator: Thomas Osburn (Mother’s boyfriend), second-degree murder, 20 years to life.
Source: Man Sentenced in Death of Retarded Girl
Name: John Robles.
Died: January 19, 1985.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: El Cajon, California, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.
John had spent time in foster care, but was returned to his mother. In the end, he was smothered by his mother, who had gotten away with killing his brother Matthew five years before. John’s death was thought to be natural until his mother went to the police and confessed to both murders.
Perpetrator: Debra Sue Robles (Mother); confessed to murder; sentenced to 30 years to life.
Source: An American Tragedy: Mother Kills 2 Children as System Fails
Name: Michelle Sandor.
Age at death: 14.
Name: Scott Sandor.
Age at death: 11.
Died: September 3, 1982.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA.
Disability: Marfan syndrome.
Scott and Michelle Sandor were shot by their mother, who then shot herself. Their mother also had Marfan syndrome.
Perpetrator: Linda V. Sandor.
Source: 3 IN GREENWICH ARE FOUND SLAIN AT THEIR HOME