Daniel Benoit

Photo of Daniel Benoit, a little boy in a formal shirt and tie.Name: Daniel Christopher Benoit.
Died: June 25, 2007.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Fayetteville, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Fragile X (Disputed).

Daniel’s father suffocated him in a murder-suicide. He also killed Daniel’s mother, Nancy.

Daniel might not have had Fragile X; a family member reported that he did not, but the media widely reported Daniel’s Fragile X as having been the stressor that drove his father to kill him.

Perpetrator: Chris Benoit (Father).

Source: Christopher Michael BENOIT
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Jasmine and Minnet Bowman

Portrait photo of Minnet and Jasmine Bowman. They are young girls with their hair in braids and barrettes, smiling at the camera.
Minnet Bowman, left, and Jasmine Bowman.

Name: Jasmine Nicole Bowman.
Age at death: 7.

Name: Minnet Cecelia Bowman.
Age at death: 9.

Died: May 2006.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Montgomery County, Maryland, USA.
Disability: Unspecified “special needs”.

Both Jasmine and Minnet were smothered by their adoptive mother. She then put their bodies in a freezer and continued to collect the subsidies she got for adopting special-needs children.

Perpetrator: Renee Bowman (Adoptive mother), murder, sentenced to 2 life terms plus 75 years without parole.

Source: Renee Bowman

Andy and Michael Scott

Photo of Andy and Michael Scott, two men. There are balloons in the background.Name: Andy Byron Scott.
Age at death: 41.

Name: Michael Randy Scott.
Age at death: 42.

Died: June 8, 2002.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Spalding County, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Huntington’s disease.

Andy and Michael’s mother went to their nursing home and shot them.

Perpetrator: Carol Carr (Mother), pleaded guilty to assisted suicide, sentenced to 5 years in prison.

(There is no evidence that the two men ever asked their mother to help them commit suicide; she seems to have been the one who decided they should not live any longer. –Ed.)

Source: Carol Carr

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.

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

Shi Rui Wang

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Name: Shi Rui “Serena” Wang.
Died: September 23, 1998.
Age at death: 23 months.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Padstow, New South Wales, Australia.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Serena’s parents were Chinese living in Australia, and Serena’s mother was afraid that if she committed suicide, her husband would take Serena back to a Chinese orphanage. She tried to tie up her husband to stop him from saving Serena’s life, but he fought back and she instead killed him. Then she killed Serena with a medication overdose, and attempted suicide, but was found by police.

Perpetrator: Joyes Hong Wang (Mother); convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 4-6 years in prison.

Source: Regina v Wang [2000] NSWSC 447 (23 May 2000)

Ronald Blevins

Gravestone for Jean and Ronald Blevins.Name: Ronald Blevins.
Died: February 20, 1997.
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: California, USA.
Disability: Disabled, diabetic.

During an argument over Ronald’s care, his father shot him and his mother, Jean Blevins, to death.

Perpetrator: Reed Blevins (Father), pleaded to voluntary manslaughter, sentenced to 24 years, 4 months.

Source: “Do This In Remembrance of Me” Volume 4 Part Two

Justin and Sandra Blair

Photo of a gravestone. It reads: Blair, Sandi Kay, 1960-1996. Justin Michael, 1987-1996. Mother and son.Name: Sandra Blair.
Age at death: 36.
Disability: Injury from a car accident.

Name: Justin Blair.
Age at death: 8.
Disability: Cerebral palsy; blindness.

Died: March 11, 1996.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Concord, New Hampshire, USA.

Sandra and Justin, mother and son, were killed by Sandra’s husband, Justin’s father, who bludgeoned them with a hammer.

Perpetrator: Robert Blair (Father); convicted of murder; sentenced to two consecutive life terms.

Source: Man Convicted in Hammer Slayings of Wife, Son

Basma Rafay

Black-and-white photo of Basma Rafay, a young woman.Name: Basma Rafay
Died: July 13, 1994.
Age at death: 20.
Cause of death: Multiple Murder.
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Basma was bludgeoned to death by her brother and his friend. They also killed her parents, Tariq and Sultana Rafay.

Perpetrator: Atif Rafay (Brother), Sebastian Burns (Brother’s friend). Both were convicted of three counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.

Source: The Rafay Family Murders

Randy Busby and Elwin Caler

Family portrait photo of Twila, Elwin, and Randy, two young men flanking their mother.Name: Elwin Caler.
Age at death: 22.

Name: Randy Busby.
Age at death: 20.

Died: December 31, 1993.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Gray County, Texas, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Randy and Elwin were stabbed to death by their mother’s live-in boyfriend. He also killed Twila Busby, their mother.

Perpetrator: Henry Skinner (Mother’s boyfriend), convicted of murder, sentenced to death.

Source: Henry Watkins SKINNER

Trevor Horn

Photo of Trevor Horn, a little boy with olive skin and short curly brown hair. He is smiling. He is wearing a blue suit with a red bow tie that is a bit too big for him.Name: Trevor Horn.
Died: March 3, 1993.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Multiple murder; contract killing.
Location: Montgomery County, Maryland, USA.
Disability: Quadriplegic, intellectually disabled.

In an attempt to collect the money that was going toward Trevor’s care, Trevor’s father hired a hit man to kill him. The hit man disconnected Trevor’s respirator, and then shot his mother, Mildred Horn, and his overnight nurse, Janice Saunders. Trevor’s two sisters, who had been out of the house that night, survived.

Perpetrator: Lawrence Horn (Father), convicted of murder, sentenced to life without parole; James Edward Perry (Hit man); convicted of murder, sentenced to death.

Source: Lawrence T. HORN
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