Antoin Hawes Jr.

No PhotoName: Antoin Hawes Jr.
Died: May 13, 2018.
Age at death: 28.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Augusta, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Autism, ADHD.

Antoin’s parents kept him locked in a room with the window boarded up, chained by his ankle. He had to sleep on old couch cushions wrapped in garbage bags and use a bucket for a toilet. There were no lights, no heating, and no air conditioning. When he got sick, they didn’t get him medical help. By the time an ambulance was finally called, he had died of pneumonia.

Perpetrator: Antoin Sylvester Hawes Sr. (Father) and Stephanie Jones Hawes (Mother), both charged with neglect of a disabled adult and felony murder.

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Destiny Rollar

Photo of Destiny Rollar. She has pale skin and hair dyed auburn. She is wearing big glasses, a black strappy dress, and a gold heart necklace.Name: Destiny Rollar.
Died: April 11, 2018.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Lower Township, New Jersey, USA.
Disability: Milroy’s disease.

Destiny was shot to death by her boyfriend.

She was a manager and hairstylist at a salon, and the mother of twin girls.

Perpetrator: Charles A. Bland (Boyfriend), charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and hindering his own apprehension.

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Amanda Zriny

No PhotoName: Amanda Zriny.
Died: April 8, 2018.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Lucas, Texas, USA.
Disability: Profound intellectual disability; limited communication and mobility.

Amanda’s father strangled her before hanging himself.

She often attended city council meetings with her councilman father.

Perpetrator: Don Zriny (Father).

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Nichol Widger

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Name: Nichol “Nikki” Widger.
Died: April 1, 2018.
Age at death: 20.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Unspecified “special needs”.

Nikki and her mother, Melisa Widger, were shot and killed by her father on Easter Sunday. Her 18-year-old brother survived to call police.

Perpetrator: Eric Widger Sr. (Father).

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Cody Nachtrab

Portrait photo of Cody Nachtrab, a teenager with dark hair and light skin and a wispy mustache. He is smiling for the camera. He is wearing a pale-green dress shirt.Name: Cody T. Nachtrab.
Died: March 12, 2018.
Age at death: 23.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Deer Creek, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Developmental disability.

Cody died of smoke inhalation in a fire set by his sister.

He liked tractors and enjoyed playing with his toy cars. His favorite movie was Shrek. He had a collection of backpacks.

Perpetrator: Dana L. Nachtrab (Sister), charged with first-degree reckless homicide, arson, and property damage.

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Kaylina Anderson

Sepia-tone photo of Kaylina Anderson, a teenage girl with light skin and dark, tangled hair, smiling for the camera.Name: Kaylina L. Anderson.
Died: March 10, 2018.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Mesa Verde, California, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Kaylina’s mother and stepfather abused and starved her to death. She had been kept locked in a filthy room, and when she died she weighed only 45 pounds.

Perpetrator: Jill Williams (Mother), charged with murder, abuse of a dependent adult, and child endangerment; Steven Williams (Stepfather), charged with murder, abuse of a dependent adult, and child endangerment.

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Tial Melvin

No PhotoName: Tial La’Chella Melvin.
Died: February 3, 2018.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, physically and mentally disabled.

Tial and her sister were both neglected by their adoptive mother. Tial died from starvation and hypothermia, weighing fifty pounds despite being 5’1″ tall.

Perpetrator: Bertha Brewington Melvin (Adoptive mother), charged with first-degree murder and two counts of domestic abuse, neglect, and exploitation of disabled or elderly adults; died before trial.

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Johnny McFadden

No PhotoName: Johnny McFadden.
Died: December 23, 2017.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Augusta, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Unspecified severe disability.

Johnny was neglected by his mother and stepfather. When he died his body showed evidence of malnutrition and severe bedsores.

Perpetrator: Carlissa Malone (Mother) and Roger Malone (Stepfather).

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Michael Shearin

No PhotoName: Michael Anton Shearin.
Died: December 20, 2017.
Age at death: 25.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Gaston, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Muscular dystrophy.

Michael was neglected by his mother and sister. He died from a septic pressure ulcer, pneumonia, and dehydration.

Perpetrator: Candie McKay Shearin (Mother) and Tara Nerys Shearin (Sister), both charged with abuse or neglect resulting in death to a vulnerable adult.

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Malu Devi

No PhotoName: Malu Devi.
Died: December 19, 2017.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Chitalwana, Rajasthan, India.
Disability: Mental illness or developmental disability.

Because of Malu’s disability, her husband was given permission to marry again. Together, Malu and her fellow wife, 22-year-old Dariya, had three children.

Their husband, dissatisfied with his wives, locked Malu and Dariya in his car and set the car on fire. They burned to death; their children survived.

Perpetrator: Deepa Ram Prajapati (Husband), arrested.

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