Cristina Pangalangan

Photo of a young girl sitting in a wheelchair, her hair messy, lips pursed, looking annoyed.Name: Cristina Pangalangan.
Died: August 5, 2019.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Colleton County, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
On a hot August day, Cristina’s mother deliberately left her in the car for five hours.  According to investigators, she checked on her twice, once at noon, before continuing to leave her in the car, and then again at 3pm where she claimed to discover the car was locked and her and her boyfriend had to leave to get a spare set of keys. When first responders who received a call about a child in a locked car arrived on the scene, they found that she had died.

Her eighth-grade teachers remember her as a “very motivated student” who smiled at everyone.

Perpetrator: Rita Pangalangan (Mother), charged with murder; Larry King (mother’s boyfriend), charged with murder.

Source:
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Emily Hampshire

Photo of Emily Hampshire, a teen girl in a traditional dancing dress. She has long straight dark-blond hair and is posing for dance.Name: Emily Ikue-Rose Hampshire.
Died: November 3, 2018.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Alton, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Type I diabetes.

Details:
When Emily was diagnosed with diabetes, her mother concealed the diagnosis and neglected to treat her. Emily died of diabetic ketoacidosis, and her mother only called the paramedics after her heart stopped.

Emily was an outgoing girl who “never met a stranger”. She was a cheerleader, a dancer, a singer, and an actor. She played volleyball and competed in local beauty contests and talent shows. At school, she was a good student who focused on reading and writing.

Perpetrator: Amber L. Hampshire (Mother), charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Source:
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Jalen Goldsborough

Photo of a boy lying in bed, covered with a blanket. He has dark-brown eyes, brown skin, and dark hair. His hands are balled into fists.Name: Jalen Goldsborough.
Died: September 2, 2018.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Hopewell, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Shaken baby syndrome; required 24-hour care.

Details:
Jalen was abused by his father when he was a baby. He survived and his father went to prison, but Jalen was left with severe disabilities.

At 13, Jalen was found starved to death. His mother and her boyfriend were arrested.

Perpetrator: Amy FaJohn (Mother), pleaded no contest to second-degree murder; Anthony Saunders (Mother’s boyfriend), pleaded guilty to child neglect.

Source:
Starved teen weighed 24 lbs at time of death, mother pleads no contest to murder
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2 charged in death of Hopewell 13-year-old
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Mother charged with murder in death of severely disabled 13-year-old

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

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

Name: Rylan Cockman.
Age at death: 12.

Name: Arye Cockman.
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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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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Susan and Daniel Gibson

No PhotoName: Susan Gibson.
Age at death: 75.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Name: Daniel L. Gibson.
Age at death: 17.
Disability: Unspecified; special needs.

Died: April 9, 2018.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Reeds Spring, Missouri, USA.

Details:
Susan and her grandson Daniel were shot dead by Susan’s son, Daniel’s father, in a murder-suicide. Also killed was Cynthia Miller, 43, the girlfriend of the killer.

Perpetrator: Victor Gibson (Father of Daniel, son of Susan).

Source:
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Aurelia Castillo

 Photo of Aurelia Castillo, a teenage girl with dark curly hair and olive-toned skin. She is sitting in a wheelchair, and wearing a polka-dotted neck brace. Name: Aurelia “Rey Rey” Castillo.
Died: March 12, 2018.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Shelbyville, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Aurelia’s grandmother killed her and then shot herself.

Aurelia’s surviving brother, Julian, is autistic.

Perpetrator: Julia Cash-Owens (Grandmother).

Source:
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Jada Wright

Photo of Jada Wright, a girl with short black hair and brown skin. She is wearing a coral-colored dress.Name: Jada Wright.
Died: February 15, 2018.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
After Jada’s parents died, she stayed with an aunt until her aunt’s medical problems kept her from caring for Jada. After that, she moved in with her legal guardian, and her legal guardian’s son became her caregiver.

Jada was beaten to death by her caregiver. She died days after her 14th birthday.

Perpetrator: Christopher Ward (Caregiver; son of her legal guardian), pleaded guilty to child neglect resulting in death, sentenced to 9 years in prison.

Source:
‘She could light up a room:’ Girl, 14, found beaten to death on Milwaukee’s north side
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Kayla Hensley

Photo of Kayla Hensley, a teen girl with long, straight blond hair, fair skin, and braces on her teeth. Behind her is a green lawn and a fence. She is wearing a dark blue top and smiling.Name: Kayla Desiree Hensley.
Died: November 11, 2017.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Weaverville, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, deaf.

Details:
Kayla was stabbed to death by her brother.

Staff at American Eagle Outfitters, where she worked, remember her as “a ray of sunshine”.

Perpetrator: Her brother, charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
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Jesus Hibbard

Photo of Jesus Hibbard, a boy in a wheelchair. He has light-tan skin and black hair cut short in a buzz cut. He looks somewhat confused. One of his hands is up in front of his face. He is wearing a safety belt over his blue collared shirt.Name: Jesus Hibbard.
Died: September 22, 2017.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
When Jesus was found dead on his couch, police decided to investigate because he was much thinner than he should have been, even for a boy with CP, and police were concerned that he had been neglected. During the investigation, it was revealed that he had been denied medical care and not taken to doctors’ appointments, and not fed enough.

Perpetrator: Lindsie Danielle Trinidad (Mother) and Victor Eduardo Trinidad (Stepfather), both charged with child neglect.

Source:
Police investigating ‘suspicious death’ of teen with cerebral palsy
Mother, stepfather charged with child neglect after death of 16-year-old with cerebral palsy
Police investigating ‘suspicious death’ of teen with cerebral palsy