Carrie Day

No PhotoName: Carrie Day.
Died: January 9, 1992.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Ironwood, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Carrie’s mother starved her, often punishing her by forcing her to watch the family eat while Carrie went hungry. She died of pneumonia, her 65-pound body unable to fight the infection.

Perpetrator: Urselyne Day (Adoptive mother), charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Source: Woman accused of starving mentally retarded daughter to death

Susan Shea

No PhotoName: Susan Shea.
Died: October 26, 1991.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Multiple Murder.
Location: Lincoln Park, New Jersey, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Susan and her mother, Eileen Shea, were shot by Susan’s father.

Perpetrator: Michael Edward Shea (Father); charged with first-degree murder.

Source: Man Held in Killings in His Home

Julie Kirisits

No PhotoName: Julie Kirisits.
Died: October 21, 1990.
Age at death: 23.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Tonawanda, New York, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Julie was beaten, strangled, and stabbed to death by her mother.

Perpetrator: Patricia Kirisits (Mother); pleaded not responsible due to insanity. Four years later she was “legally discharged from supervision”.

Source: Court Discharges Mother in Child’s Killing

Lorraine Miranda

Photo of Lorraine Miranda, a young woman with long wavy hair, wearing a blue shirt, with a pensive expression on her face.Name: Lorraine Miranda.
Died: December 5, 1988.
Age at death: 24.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Graniteville, New York, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Lorraine was strangled and stabbed to death by her fiance. He tried to make it look like a burglary, but was caught and arrested.

She worked as a therapist with children who, like her, had cerebral palsy.

Perpetrator: Chris Patterson (Fiance); convicted of murder, sentenced to 15 years to life.

Source:
S.I. man who killed, mutilated disabled fiancee in 1988 denied parole again
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Cory Watts

No PhotoName: Cory Watts.
Died: July 10, 1985.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Head injury from motorcycle accident.

Details:
After Cory’s mother lost a $10-million lawsuit against the company that made the helmet Cory had been wearing during his motorcycle accident, she went home, shot Cory to death, and killed herself.

Perpetrator: Cordelia Watts (Mother).

Source: Lawsuit Lost, Mother Kills Son