Donna Harber

Photo of a middle-aged woman with blond chin-length hair, photographed on a baseball diamond, wearing glasses and a checked shirt.Name: Donna Joann Harber.
Died: September 1, 2020.
Age at death: 81.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bell, California, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Donna’s husband shot her.

Perpetrator: Danny Harber (Husband), charged with murder.

Source:
Ex-Bell City Council member arrested for wife’s killing
Former Bell city councilman arrested in shooting death of his 81-year-old wife
Former Bell City Councilman Danny Harber Arrested In Wife’s Murder

Abhijit Rajak

No PhotoName: Abhijit Rajak.
Died: September 1, 2020.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Abhijeet’s uncle and sister-in-law murdered him by beating him to death with a shovel. They tried to make it look like someone had robbed the family and killed Abhijeet by throwing two of the family’s bicycles into a pond; but some days later, a neighbor hooked a bicycle on their fishhook and revealed their fraud.

Perpetrator: Chandan Rajak (Uncle) and Priyanka Rajak (Sister-in-law), charged with murder, voluntarily causing hurt for robbery, and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Source:
Murder arrests from within family
Kin held for murder of 30-year-old in Kolkata’s Topsia

Leslie Hartman

Photo of a young woman with blond hair, wearing a nose ring. She has green eyes and pale skin.Name: Leslie Lynn Hartman.
Died: August 26, 2020.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Denton, Texas, USA.
Disability: Paralysis, wheelchair user.

Details:
Leslie’s boyfriend, a sheriff’s deputy, shot her, then claimed she had shot herself. Instant messages show that they were arguing about him shooting a milk bottle in the backyard. Later messages include a picture of him holding a pistol, and a message police say refers to him shooting her. He also wiped his phone before police could take it into evidence.

Leslie was a nature-lover who cared about the environment. She was an artist that made stained glass and jewelry. She was excited about getting a new puppy. Her last text talked about how gorgeous the rain was.

Perpetrator: Jay Allen Rotter (Boyfriend), charged with murder and tampering with evidence.

Source:
Tx. Cop Claimed His Girlfriend Killed Herself, But Police Say He Killed Her, Bragged About It Online
Tarrant County deputy hid texts prior to arrest in his girlfriend’s murder, police say
Texas sheriff’s deputy accused of murdering girlfriend
Deputy who said girlfriend shot herself charged with her murder
Texas deputy fatally shot girlfriend, then claimed it was suicide, cops say
Texas sheriff’s deputy accused of murdering wheelchair-bound girlfriend, claiming it was suicide

Dylan Freeman

Blurry photo of a young boy wearing a sweater and thick glasses. His dirty-blond hair is parted on the side and his expression is neutral.Name: Dylan Freeman.
Died: August 16, 2020.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Acton, west London, England, UK.
Disability: Cohen syndrome, autism.

Details:
Dylan’s mother killed him by drugging him and suffocating him.

Dylan’s father says, “Dylan was a beautiful, bright, inquisitive and artistic child who loved to travel, visit art galleries and swim.” He often took his son on vacation overseas.

Perpetrator: Olga Freeman (Mother), charged with murder.

Source:
Celebrity photographer’s autistic son was ‘suffocated with a sponge’
Celebrity photographer’s autistic son, 10, suffocated with sponge as mother ‘struggled’ to take care of him
Celeb photographer’s ex gave autistic son, 10, sleeping drug before ‘putting sponge in his mouth and tying it’
Woman in her 40s is arrested for murder after boy, 10, was found dead at house in west London
Celebrity photographer’s ex-wife charged with murder of 10yo son in London
Mother charged with murdering her autistic son, 10, is pictured arriving at court
Celeb snapper ‘can’t comprehend’ loss of son, 10, as mum charged with murder
Mum charged with murdering son, 10, she shared with celebrity photographer

Joe Pooley

Photo of a young man in a crew cut.Name: Joe Pooley.
Died: August 7, 2018.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ipswitch, England, UK.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Joe’s girlfriend encouraged three of her friends while they beat Joe up, threw him into the river, and held his head under until he drowned.

Perpetrator: Sean Palmer, Sebastian Smith, Becki West-Davidson (Girlfriend), and Lisa-Marie Smith, all charged with murder.

Source:
Murder accused told mother ‘I held his head under water’, court hears
Murder accused ‘bullied and ganged up’ on autistic man found dead in river
Joe Pooley death: Vulnerable man ‘attacked and thrown into river’
Joe Pooley death: Mother ‘frustrated’ by Ipswich murder trial delay
Murder accused ‘bragged about killing’, court hears
Court told pair panicked after alleged attack on Joe Pooley
Murder accused allegedly tried to cover his tracks – court told
Joe Pooley death: Gang ‘attacked vulnerable man and threw him into river’

Thaddeus Sran

Photo of a small, smiling boy waearing a red striped shirt.Name: Thaddeus Sran.
Died: July 23, 2020.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fresno, California, USA.
Disability: Due to prematurity (Nonspeaking; feeding tube).

Details:
Police grew suspicious when Thaddeus’s parents reported him missing, but almost immediately stopped cooperating with the missing-child investigation. A few days later, Thaddeus’s burned body was found and they were charged with murder.

Perpetrator: Briseida Sran (Mother) and Sukhjinder Sran (Father), both charged with murder.

Source:
Prosecutors could pull from the past in Thaddeus Sran murder case
Parents of Special Needs Toddler Who Vanished in California Arrested for Murder
Charred Remains of Missing California Toddler Found, Parents Arrested for Murder

Sarah Curran

Photo of a young adult woman with short curly blond hair.Name: Sarah Curran.
Died: July 23, 2020.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Winchester, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Asperger syndrome.

Details:
Sarah’s ex-boyfriend killed her by choking, drowning, stabbing, and bludgeoning. They had recently broken up.

At ten years old, Sarah gave out Pop-Tarts to people waiting at a local bus stop. As a teen, she was a Special Olympics swimmer, bowler, and roller-skater and rode on a float in the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. She volunteered at a local food and clothing pantry. She loved animals, so she volunteered at the animal shelter. As an adult, she used to spend her Social Security check on buying people steak dinners at a restaurant.

When she moved out, her family worried that she would be taken advantage of because of her kind and trusting nature. Sarah was living in a homeless encampment when she died. She had strong political opinions, backing the Affordable Care Act on social media.

Perpetrator: Larry Lee Mullenax III (Ex-boyfriend), charged with murder.

Source:
Man indicted for first-degree murder in woman’s death
Woman slain in Frederick Couty; ex-boyfriend charged
Missing Winchester woman found dead, suspect charged in her murder
Homicide victim identified as missing Winchester woman
Homicide victim fondly remembered
Homicide suspect planned killing for weeks, court documents indicate

Ryu Sakayama

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Name: Ryu Sakayama.
Died: July 17, 2020.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kyoto, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified mental disability.

Details:
Ryu’s mother strangled him as he slept. She said she was tired of caring for him.

Perpetrator: Ayano Sakayama (Mother), charged with murder.

Source:
Mom arrested for allegedly choking disabled son to death in west Japan
Woman arrested over death of mentally disabled son

La’Marion Thomure

Photo of a small boy smiling awkwardly for the camera, showing his baby teeth.Name: La’Marion Thomure.
Died: July 15, 2020.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: St. Louis, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
La’Marion was beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend.

He was a “charming, handsome little boy [who] lightened up the whole room when he was in it. He’d make you smile even on your bad days. He loved being outdoors, playing with family.”

Perpetrator: Demetrius D. Stewart (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Man accused of killing girlfriend’s autistic child
Man charged with fatally beating autistic boy in East St. Louis
Justice For Lamarion organized by Minnie Thomure

Klara Wright

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Name: Klara E. Wright.
Died: July 10, 2020.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Dakota, Minnesota, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Klara’s husband stabbed her to death. He claimed he “could not watch her suffer”.

Perpetrator: Joseph Bailly Wright (Husband), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
Dakota man faces 2nd Degree murder charge
Dakota man charged with wife’s murder could “not watch her suffer,” complaint reveals
Dakota man accused of wife’s murder extradited back to Winona County
Criminal Complaint: Dakota man facing 40 years in prison for reportedly killing wife with dementia
Klara E. Wright Obituary, August 6, 1947 – July 10, 2020