Johnny Churchi

No PhotoName: Johnny Churchi.
Died: October 10, 2001.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Johnny’s mother strangled him.

Perpetrator: Jadwiga Miskiewicz (Mother); charged with first-degree murder; sentenced to time in a psychiatric hospital.

Source: School Struggles To Come To Grips With Johnny’s Death

Sean Hurtt

No PhotoName: Sean Hurtt.
Died: June 13, 2001.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Garfield, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Sean and his mother, Kathy Hairston, were both bludgeoned to death with a hammer by Sean’s stepfather. His stepfather was facing imprisonment for rape, and claimed that he had killed them because no one could take care of them the way he could.

Perpetrator: Kenneth Hairston (Stepfather). Sentenced to death.

Source: Husband killed wife, son to spare them ordeal of his trial for rape, detective says

Chelsea Craig

Photo of Chelsea Craig, a teenage girl.Name: Chelsea Craig.
Died: March 19, 2001.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada.
Disability: Rett syndrome.

Details:
Chelsea was poisoned by her mother with a mix of prescription drugs.

Perpetrator: Rachel Capra Craig (Mother). Found not guilty because of a mental disorder; committed suicide in July 2002.

Source: Rachel Capra CRAIG

Amanda Bates

A temporary plaque marking a grave: "Amanda Lois Bates, 1987-2001."Name: Amanda Bates.
Died: February 5, 2001.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado, USA.
Disability: Juvenile diabetes.

Details:
Amanda’s juvenile diabetes was left untreated. She died of a combination of diabetic ketoacidosis and a gangrenous infection.

Perpetrator: Colleen and Randy Bates (Parents), pleaded guilty to negligent homicide, given 20 years of probation.

Source: Amanda Bates

Daniel Leubner

Portrait photo of Danny Leubner, a teenage boy.Name: Daniel “Danny” Leubner.
Died: September 4, 1999.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Auburn, New York, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Danny died by smoke inhalation in a house fire deliberately set by his mother.

Perpetrator: Michelle Davis (Mother). Pled guilty to manslaughter; sentenced to six years.

Source: Justice for Danny

Lenka Orlikova

No PhotoName: Lenka Orlikova.
Died: August 29, 1998.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Brain damage from meningitis.

Details:
Lenka was stabbed to death by her father. He also tried to kill her mother, who survived. Her twin sister was unhurt.

Perpetrator: Oto Orlik (Father), convicted of murder, sentenced to life term.

Source:
ORLIK’S OTHER DAUGHTER TAKES WITNESS STAND.(Local/Wisconsin)
ORLIK GETS LIFE TERM FOR KILLING DAUGHTER RESEARCHER SANE, JURY SAYS.(Local/State)
Stabbing Death Charges
Family wants to see accused dad

Matthew Richmond

Portrait photo of Matthew Richmond.Name: Matthew Richmond.
Died: January 13, 1997.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Developmental disability.

Details:
Matthew’s mother’s boyfriend held him in a tub of scalding water, and they did not seek medical treatment for twelve hours. He died of third-degree burns thirteen days later.

Perpetrator: Sharon Richmond (Mother), failing to seek medical care, 5 years; Richard Joseph Klein (Mother’s boyfriend), child endangerment, 31 years.

Source: Boy scalded in tub dies

Casey Albury

Black and white photo of Casey Albury, a teenage girl.Name: Casey Janine Huinui Albury.
Died: 1997.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Feilding, New Zealand.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Casey was killed by her mother, who initially took her to a bridge in the hopes that Casey would climb onto it and fall off. When Casey refused, she took her daughter into an alley and strangled her.

Perpetrator: Janine Albury-Thomson (Mother). Convicted of manslaughter; sentenced to four years; served 15 months.

Source: Tragic end to life of beauty and misery
Woman who killed autistic daughter jailed for church fire

Christina Corrigan

Portrait photo of Christina Corrigan.Name: Christina Corrigan.
Died: November 19, 1996.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: El Cerrito, California, USA.
Disability: Mobility impairment due to obesity; possible Prader-Willi syndrome.

Details:
Because Christina was gaining weight, her mother took her out of school. Her mother left her on the living room floor and did not take her to see a doctor. Christina gained so much weight that she could not walk, and died from heart failure. She had been badly neglected and was covered with bedsores.

Perpetrator: Marlene Corrigan (Mother), convicted of misdemeanor child abuse, sentenced to 3 years probation.

Source: Christina Corrigan
Bedsores Covered 680-Pound Girl, Expert Says

Ryan Wilkieson

No PhotoName: Ryan Wilkieson.
Died: December 5, 1994.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, deafblind.

Details:
Ryan’s mother took him to the garage and poisoned him and herself with exhaust fumes. He died only 19 days after the verdict in the Tracy Latimer murder trial.

Perpetrator: Cathy Wilkieson (Mother).

Source:
People with Disabilities Outraged by Murders
Remembering…
Open Season
The Latimer Case: The Reflections of People with Disabilities
History of euthanasia in Canada
Brandon Sun Newspaper Archives, Dec 7, 1994, p. 3
Tracy Latimer is dead because her father is a murderer