5-year-old girl

Photo of a young girl with brown skin, a neat gray blouse, and a tracheostomy tube.Name Unknown.
Died: February 10, 2020.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Marietta, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; used breathing tube.

Details:
This little five-year-old girl was strangled by her mother.

Perpetrator: Shekina Akbar (Mother), charged with murder, aggravated assault, and child cruelty.

Source: Mother charged with strangling disabled daughter, 5, to death

Makeisha Maynard

A small girl with her hair in braids, wearing a pink school jacket.Name: Makeisha Maynard.
Died: February 9, 2020.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Caroni, Trinidad and Tobago.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Makeisha’s father beat her to death with a cutlass because she wet the bed. He hung himself the next day.

Makeisha knew her numbers, colors, and shapes, but had trouble writing.

Perpetrator: Michael Maynard (Father).

Source:
Girl, 8, beaten to death after wetting bed, father takes own life
Girl, 8, beaten to death with cutlass
Trinidad: Father beats 8yro daughter to death with cutlass

James Tate

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Name: James Tate.
Died: January 19, 2020.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: West Town, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; used a walker after recent arm and heart surgery.

Details:
James and his wife had told their son that he wasn’t allowed in the house if he was drunk. But his son came home drunk anyway, and when they confronted him about it, his son stabbed him to death and tried to kill his wife, who survived.

Perpetrator: Michael Tate (Son), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Man murdered disabled dad, tried to stab mom in in West Town, prosecutors say

Dustin Baggett

Photo of a teenage boy with a buzz cut, grinning widely, showing crooked teeth.Name: Dustin Baggett.
Died: January 18, 2020.
Age at death: 15.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Florissant, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Dustin was pulled out of his burning house by firefighters, but died a day later in the hospital. The fire was investigated and shown to be arson, set by a man who lived in his house.

Dustin’s neighbors had long been worried about how he and the other children in his house were being treated. They called authorities repeatedly. Dustin, though nonverbal, was a friendly boy and constantly smiling. A neighbor remembers, “We all kind of took him in, knowing he needed our love.”

Perpetrator: Bobby Copass (Household member), charged with first-degree arson and murder.

Source:
Man suspected of setting fatal fire in Florissant now charged with murder
15-year-old Missouri boy who lived with autism died after arson fire; upgraded charges expected
Police: Boy, 15, with autism killed in arson fire

Samantha Roberts

Photo of a teenage girl with a dark-blonde ponytail and glasses, sitting in a wheelchair.Name: Samantha Roberts.
Died: January 17, 2020.
Age at death: 20.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Nekoosa, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, nonspeaking.

Details:
Samantha was bludgeoned to death by her mother’s boyfriend.

She liked to go on walks with her grandfather. When she was a little girl, she liked Animal Planet and Dr. Seuss books.

Perpetrator: Paul M. Carter (mother’s boyfriend), charged with first-degree intentional homicide.

Source:
Nekoosa Man Charged with Murder in Disabled Woman’s Death
‘I’ll miss that girl forever’: Family, friends remember Nekoosa homicide victim Samantha Roberts
Nekoosa man accused of killing disabled woman
Wisconsin man held in connection to disabled woman’s death
Carter admitted to hitting disabled woman before her death

Henko Naudé

Photo of a redheaded teenage boy and a smiling older blonde woman.Name: Henko Naudé.
Died: January 16, 2020.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Secunda, South Africa.
Disability: Muscular dystrophy.

Other victims: Lizelle Naudé, 52; Tina Naudé, 83.

Details:
When 17-year-old Henko researched the symptoms of his disability, his father got angry. He shot Henko, his mother, and his grandmother in their beds and then killed himself.

Henko was a gifted high school student and an excellent chess player.

Perpetrator: André Naudé (Father).

Source: Secunda family murder: Dad couldn’t cope with son’s illness – report

Harilal

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Name: Harilal.
Died: December 23, 2019.
Age at death: 20.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Disability: Mental illness or disability.

Details:
Harilal, who had been mentally disabled since childhood, developed a drinking problem as he reached adulthood. When he came home drunk, his mother argued with him. Then, when he fell asleep, she strangled him and dumped his body.

Perpetrator: Islavath Chandi (Mother), confessed to murder.

Source:
Mother kills disabled son, dumps body

Stacy Hunsucker

Photo of a woman with blonde chin-length hair, smiling for the camera.Name: Stacy Hunsucker.
Died: September 23, 2018.
Age at death: 32.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Mount Holly, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Chronic heart condition; pacemaker.

Details:
Stacy had a heart condition that had required a pacemaker. Knowing this, her paramedic husband poisoned her with Visine eye drops, an overdose of which he knew would cause heart failure. She died and he tried to pass it off as natural and claim the insurance, but an autopsy proved it had been murder.

Perpetrator: Joshua Hunsucker (Husband), charged with first-degree murder.

Source: ‘Cheating’ Paramedic ‘murdered wife with eye drops to claim huge life insurance payout’
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