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

No PhotoName: 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.

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

Source:
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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Sharon Theleman

No PhotoName: Sharon Theleman.
Died: November 19, 2019.
Age at death: 51.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fenton, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability, visually impaired, mobility impaired.

Details:
Sharon lived at an assisted living facility. Her mother, who was worried about developing dementia, took her out of the facility and to a hotel, where she stabbed Sharon to death and attempted suicide. She left a note that said she was doing it as a favor to Sharon’s brothers, so they would not be “burdened” with caring for her.

Perpetrator: Marjorie Theleman (Mother), charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Source:
Mother charged with stabbing daughter in attempted murder-suicide in Fenton hotel
Missouri woman, 78, accused of killing daughter in hotel in attempted murder-suicide
St. Louis Police: Mother took daughter from care facility, killed her
Police: Mother took daughter from care facility, killed her

Sefiah Hamid

No PhotoName: Sefiah Hamid.
Died: November 12, 2019.
Age at death: 62.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kuantan, Malaysia.
Disability: Spinal cord injury; paraplegic.

Details:
Sefiah’s son stabbed her to death with a kitchen knife. When her daughter and her boyfriend realized what was happening, he stabbed them, too; but passer-by were able to rescue them and tie up the killer. Sefiah’s daughter and her boyfriend were taken to the hospital and are stable and expected to survive.

Perpetrator: Her son.

Source:
Son allegedly stabs mum to death in Kuantan

Terri-Lynn Thompson

Close-up photo of a heavyset woman with strawberry-blonde hair, glasses, and neat makeup.Name: Terri-Lynn Thompson.
Died: October 14, 2019.
Age at death: 54.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Belleville, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Unspecified disability; unable to work.

Details:
Terri-Lynn, whose family remembers her as a “loving grandmother” who “was amazing to everyone around her,” was murdered by her husband.

Perpetrator: Dewayne Jerome Vacciana (Husband), charged with second-degree murder.

Source: Belleville man, 38, charged in death of ‘loving grandmother’

Jacqueline Juhlin

No PhotoName: Jacqueline Ghislaine Juhlin.
Died: October 14, 2019.
Age at death: 50.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Venice, Florida, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Jacqueline was shot by her husband because she had dementia.

Perpetrator: Wayne Juhlin (Husband), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
94-year-old shoots, kills his wife because she had dementia
94-year-old Venice man killed his wife, who was suffering from dementia, police say