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.

Details:
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.

Source:
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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.

Details:
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.

Source:
Husband accused of murdering his two wives by burning them to death in car
Rajasthan: Man held for burning to death two wives in car, showing it as mishap
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Husband burns his two wives to death in car
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Man in Rajasthan burns two wives to death in car, held
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Logan Christy

No PhotoName: Logan Christy.
Died: December 12, 2017.
Age at death: 20.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Winchester, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Details:
Logan’s parents locked him in his room, neglected and did not feed him. He died of pneumonia complicated by malnourishment and neglect.

Perpetrator: Albert Christy (Father) and Patsy Christy (Mother), both charged with murder.

Source:
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Winchester Couple Charged With Death Of Their Special Needs Son
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Couple charged in death of special needs son
Parents starve disabled adult son to death after government benefits end: Cops
Parents accused of murdering disabled son waive preliminary hearing
Police: Couple starved son with Down Syndrome
Parents charged in death of adult son with Down syndrome enter not guilty plea
Agenda, Clark County Fiscal Court, January 10, 2018

Fabiola Cosme-Feliciano

Photo of Fabiola Cosme-Feliciano, a young woman with dark hair and light skin. She has an arm behind her head in a glamour-shot pose.Name: Fabiola Cosme-Feliciano.
Died: December 4, 2017.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Kissimmee, Florida, USA.
Disability: Type I diabetes.

Details:
Fabiola’s boyfriend carried out a drive-by shooting with her in the car. The next day, when she went into diabetic shock, he left her alone to die instead of calling for help or giving her her medication.

She had been a cheerleader and a weight-lifter in high school. She liked fashion, social media, and taking selfies, and was a writer who had had a poem published in an anthology.

Perpetrator: Yeshua Ramirez (Boyfriend), charged with manslaughter.

Source:
As family mourns teen’s diabetes death, new charges for boyfriend cops say ‘did nothing’ to help
‘Drug dealer’, 19, charged in girlfriend’s diabetes death
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Man who failed to get sick girlfriend care arrested on manslaughter charge, deputies say

Charity Depina

Photo of Charity Depina, a young woman with curly black hair and tan skin, wearing a blue fairy costume with wings showing behind her back.Name: Charity Depina.
Died: November 10, 2017.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fresno, California, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Charity DePina was a polite, high-spirited young woman who attended Bible study and other church services three times a week.

She loved listening to music, watching comedies and eating burgers and fries at Burger King and Mexican pizzas at Taco Bell. Her hair was a big deal. She was always getting it done in braids and she liked to change the color once a month. Her favorite colors were red and blue.
–Sacramento Bee

Charity was studying to become a teacher’s aide.

Charity’s boyfriend, who had a history of violently assaulting her, beat her to death with a curtain rod.

Perpetrator: Gabriel Salinas (Boyfriend), confessed to murder.

Source:
Man confesses to beating girlfriend to death with closet rod, police say
Man takes blame for girlfriend’s death in Fresno
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Nicole Beilman

No PhotoName: Nicole Beilman.
Died: October 4, 2017.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Fairport, New York, USA.
Disability: Rett syndrome.

Details:
Nicole was shot by her father in a murder-suicide.

She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and enjoyed watching the birds that came to a bird feeder outside her window.

Perpetrator: John Beilman (Father).

Source:
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Julia Whitmore

Photo of Julia Whitmore, a woman with pale skin and messy short brown hair.Name: Julia Whitmore.
Died: September 29, 2017.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Town of Empire, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user requiring pervasive support.

Details:
Julia was strangled by her father in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Mark Whitmore (Father).

Source:
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Marion Reynolds

Photo of Marion Reynolds, a young woman with pale skin and dark brown curly hair. She is lying on a pillow, and her mouth is slightly open, showing crooked teeth.Name: Marion J. Reynolds.
Died: August 27, 2017.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Galva, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Unspecified severe disability; mobility impaired, tube fed.

Details:
Marion was kept in a filthy house and not given enough to eat. Her 18-year-old sister was also neglected, and was rescued when Marion was found, near death, and taken to a hospice where she died of the effects of long-term neglect and starvation.

Marion attended church and liked music.

Perpetrator: Dean P. Simoneaux (Grandfather), charged with criminal neglect of a disabled person; Barbara J. Simoneaux (Grandmother), charged with criminal neglect of a disabled person.

Source:
Couple charged with criminal neglect in death of woman’s daughter
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Hui Yee Tang

Photo of a young Asian woman with short black hair, wearing a yellow shirt and a lanyard around her neck.Name: Hui Yee Tang.
Died: August 20, 2017.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Pasir Ris Street, Singapore.
Disability: Autism, intellectual disability.

Details:
Ms. Tang lived with her father, mother, and two siblings. She liked to play with water, and would stand under the shower for hours at a time. Neighbors remember her as “a pleasant, quiet girl”. She was enrolled in a program at the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS).

Ms. Tang’s father stabbed her to death before committing suicide. He was “worried about her future”.

Perpetrator: Soh Ha Tang (Father).

Source:
Pasir Ris double deaths: ‘Depressed’ father was worried about future of autistic daughter
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Pasir Ris double deaths: Man who killed daughter had history of mental problems
Pasir Ris deaths: In life as in death, father and daughter were inseparable
Pasir Ris double deaths: Neighbours describe father and daughter as ‘loving’

Olivia Kray

Close-up photo of Olivia Kray, a young woman with olive skin and long, dark brown hair. She is smiling.Name: Olivia Kray.
Died: July 21, 2017.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Herne Bay, England, UK.
Disability: Anxiety disorder, mental illness.

Details:
Olivia’s father strangled her to death; then he went after Olivia’s mother, who escaped and ran to a neighbor’s to call the police. The killer claimed that he was so stressed by Olivia’s mental illness that he had “snapped” and “couldn’t let her suffer any more”.

Perpetrator: Richard Kray (Father; employed as caregiver to autistic children in a special school), pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility and attempted murder, sentenced to 10 years, to be partially served in a psychiatric unit.

Source:
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