Malachi Lawson

A small boy with thick glasses, front teeth missing, hair in cornrows, wearing a soccer shirt.Name: Malachi Lawson.
Died: August 4, 2019.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Disability: Walked with a limp; possibly autism

Details:
Malachi’s mother and her partner initially reported him missing. Later, they admitted they had burned him by making him sit in a bathtub full of hot water after he had a potty-training accident. His body was found in a dumpster.

Malachi loved Paw Patrol and Mickey Mouse. He liked dancing and his favorite color was blue. He had been taken into foster care, but returned to his mother and her partner.

Perpetrator: Alicia Lawson (Mother) and Shatika Lawson (Mother’s partner), both charged with neglect resulting in the death of a minor, first-degree child abuse, reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and false statement.

Source:
Missing Baltimore 4-Year-Old Found Dead in a Dumpster: Police
‘Remembering Our Superhero’ | 4-Year-Old Malachi Lawson Laid To Rest Tuesday
Family says goodbye to 4-year old Baltimore boy with songs, praise and a comic book in a tearful service

L. A. C.

No PhotoL. A. C.
Died: July 20, 2019.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
This little boy, known only by his initials, was hit in the head until he was unconscious by his stepfather, who then waited hours to bring him to the hospital. On arrival, he was too injured to live. He had his sixth birthday while he was unconscious at the hospital, and died two days later.

Perpetrator: Carl Bookout (Stepfather), charged with reckless homicide and with not providing his updated address for the sex-offender registry.

Source:
Autistic 6-year-old brutally beaten by sex offender stepfather suffers skull fracture before bleeding to death
‘Stepdad battered boy, 6, so hard his brain was forced to one side of his skull’
Step-dad arrested in connection with death of his six-year-old stepson
Stepfather faces homicide charge in death of 6-year-old boy with autism who ‘fell down the stairs’

Kushal

No PhotoName: Kushal.
Died: July 4, 2019.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Aswal, Hunsur taluk, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Epilepsy.

Details:
Kushal’s parents tried to conduct an exorcism to cure him of his epilepsy. They beat him severely with a banana stem, and he died of his injuries.

Perpetrator: Parimala and Shashikumar (Parents), arrested.

Source:
Kid beaten to death by parents in exorcism

Sarah Dubois-Gilbeau

Photo of a young African-American girl wearing an oversized red T-shirt. Her hair is done in braids; she has an arm behind her head, and she is smiling.Name: Sarah Dubois-Gilbeau.
Died: April 5, 2019.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Sarah was beaten to death by her father because she refused to do her schoolwork. Her mother says that her father refused to accept she was autistic.

Sarah liked acting out movie scenes and reading Lego Ninjago comic books.

Perpetrator: Brandon Reynolds (Father), charged with child abuse resulting in death.

Source:
Mom says 5-year-old allegedly killed by father had autism
New Mexico father beat daughter, 5, to death after she refused to do homework: cops
Mother of murdered little girl says she was autistic, claims dad who beat 5-year-old to death over homework ‘couldn’t deal’ with diagnosis
Dad ‘battered autistic girl, 5, to death with shoe for refusing to do homework’
Father is arrested for allegedly beating 5-year-old autistic daughter to death with shoe for refusing to do homework

Kylee Willis

Photo of Kylee Willis, a toddler girl with Down syndrome. She is wearing a Christmas sweater with a reindeer on it. She is grinning and has her forefinger in her mouth. Her hair is light blonde and wispy.Name: Kylee Willis.
Died: March 29, 2019.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Details:
Kylee’s mother’s boyfriend was babysitting for her. When she interrupted him, he beat her severely. She spent several days on life support before dying of her injuries.

Perpetrator: Adam Hughes (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with murder; Corrine Blake (Mother), charged with cruelty to a child.

Source:
Girl, 4, with Down Syndrome ‘beaten to death by mother’s boyfriend’
Calif. Man Allegedly Killed Girl with Down Syndrome, 4, Because He Was Mad She Interrupted Him

Ja’hir Gibbons

Photo of a small African-American boy; he is smiling awkwardly for the camera. The photo is taken at an angle.Name: Ja’hir Gibbons.
Died: March 18, 2019.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; received speech and developmental therapy.

Details:
Ja’hir was beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend, whom his mother had left to babysit him despite knowing he was abusing the boy. His body showed signs of chronic child abuse.

Perpetrator: Dejon Waters (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with first-degree murder; Brittany Hyc (Mother), charged with child endangerment resulting in death.

Source:
Boy, 5, found covered in bruises in same apartment 2-year-old died from child abuse
Boy, 5, found ‘covered in bruises’ in home where 2-year-old boy was discovered dead from child abuse
Another 2-year-old’s death connected to DCFS, Gov. Pritzker weighs in
2 in custody in connection to death of 2-year-old boy on South Side
After toddler killed, DCFS investigating worker that said boy was ‘safe’ at home

5-year-old girl

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: March 10, 2019.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Kwadela, Davel, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Disability: Epilepsy.

Details:
This five-year-old girl’s parents claimed she had fallen out of bed; but her body showed signs that she had been severely abused, and her parents were charged with murder.

Perpetrator: Bheki Hlophe and Sibongile Shongwe (Parents), both charged with murder.

Source:
They were arrested for the death of their five-year-old daughter at their home in Kwadela, Davel on 10 March

Dante Mullinix

Photo of Dante Mullinix, a small boy with a mop of curly blond hair, wearing an orange polo shirt and looking at the camera.Name: Dante Mullinix.
Died: September 15, 2018.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Developmental disability, suspected autism.

Details:
Dante was a happy baby. He had a developmental delay; he hadn’t yet learned to walk, and had difficulty chewing and swallowing. He could say a few words, like “ew” and “yeah”. He was being evaluated for autism.

His mother called him “Monkey Man” because he had a favorite blanket with a monkey on it which he carried everywhere. Before he went to sleep, he rubbed his face against his blanket.

Dante’s mother left him with her boyfriend, who abused the boy. Dante was brought to the hospital, unresponsive, with bruises, a compressed neck, and a brain injury, and died a few days later.

Perpetrator: Tyree Bowie (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with first-degree murder, third-degree murder, and child endangerment.

Source:
‘This poor kid was doomed from the beginning:’ The tragic life and death of Dante Mullinix

73-year-old woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: Unknown; news report of trial dated November 9, 2018.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia.
Disability: Unspecified mobility impairment.

Details:
This 73-year-old woman’s daughter-in-law got angry at her, so she put her in the bath and turned on the hot water. She was taken to the hospital and died there of severe burns covering half her body. Her grandchildren, who were too small to help her, had to listen to her cries for help.

Perpetrator: Her 39-year-old daughter-in-law.

Source:
Woman ‘burned disabled mother-in-law to death in bath of scalding water leaving her to die in agony after row’

Bonnie Hanks

Photo of a middle-aged woman with dyed red hair, wearing a black tank top and a gold cross necklace. Her skin is freckled, and she wears sunglasses.Name: Bonnie Hanks.
Died: August 28, 2018.
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Fort Pierce, Florida, USA.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Details:
Bonnie was beaten to death by her boyfriend. He explained the bruises on her body by claiming that she fell down a lot because she had multiple sclerosis.

Bonnie cared about her appearance and never left home without first fixing her hair and doing her make-up. She liked having coffee with friends.

Perpetrator: Jeffrey Yankowski (Boyfriend), charged with first-degree murder.

Source: Bonnie Hanks, beaten to death in St. Lucie County, was a ‘good soul’