Jamie Hawley

Photo of a balding man with light skin and a mustache.Name: Jamie Hawley.
Died: May 26, 2008.
Age at death: 41.
Cause of death: Fatal neglect.
Location: Brockville, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Cerebral palsy and intellectual disability.

Details:
Jamie was neglected by his brother. Because he used a wheelchair, Jamie’s brother was able to confine him to the second floor of their home, which had no wheelchair ramps.

While his brother collected his disability checks, Jamie died of starvation, pneumonia, and infected bedsores.

Perpetrator: Jerry Hawley (Brother), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 20 years.

Source:
Inquest to begin Dec. 7 into disabled man’s starvation death
Ontario man gets 20 years for starving disabled brother to death

Jaylen Brown

No PhotoName: Jaylen Brown.
Died: May 13, 2008.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Chicago, Illinios, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Even though she had help from two nurses, Jaylen’s mother neglected him so badly that he died from blood poisoning due to severe, infected bedsores.

Perpetrator: Kesheia Phillips (Mother), misdemeanor child neglect. Loren Brown (Nurse), acquitted. Morris Brinkley (Nurse), sentenced to 2 years of probation and 60 days of community service.

Source: Boy’s death ruled homicide

Aleksi Toledo

No PhotoName: Aleksi Morgan Pressey Toledo.
Died: May 13, 2008.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: San Bernardino County, California, USA.
Disability: Autism, juvenile diabetes.

Details:
Aleksi’s diabetes treatment was withheld and he was starved and dehydrated. He died of diabetic ketoacidosis with no fat left on his body. His mother could have saved his life if she had sought medical attention, but she did not.

Perpetrator: His parents: Father, D. T., no charges; mother, unnamed, charged with child endangerment.

Source: D.T. v. Superior Court
Death Record

Madeline Neumann

Photo of Madeline Neumann, a teen girl in a T-shirt and ponytail.Name: Madeline Kara Neumann.
Died: March 23, 2008.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Weston, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Juvenile diabetes.

Details:
Madeline’s parents, who believed that visiting a doctor was “idolatry”, refused to get Madeline medical treatment. Madeline died of untreated diabetes.

Perpetrator: Leilani and Dave Neumann (Parents), both convicted of second-degree reckless homicide and sentenced to serve one month per year in jail for six years.

Source: Madeline Kara Neumann

Courtney Wise

No PhotoName: Courtney Wise.
Died: February 18, 2008.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Courtney’s mother neglected and starved her to death.

Perpetrator: Astrid Hueller (Mother), pled guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 6 years in jail, minus double time served, for a total of five years.

Source: Mother gets six years for daughter’s death

Shellay Ward

Photo of Shellay Ward, a young girl wearing a big blue beanie hat and a broad smile.Name: Shellay Ward.
Died: November 13, 2007.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Hawks Nest, New South Wales, Australia.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Shellay was locked into a back room, where she died from long-term neglect and starvation.

Perpetrator: Sharyn Ward (Mother), convicted of murder, sentenced to life; Blakely Ward (Father), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 12 years.

Source:
Father who killed ‘mummified’ daughter, 7, loses bid to walk from jail
Shellay Ebony Ward
Ebony: Judge restores some dignity to starved girl

Kayla Dutcher

No PhotoName: Kayla Dutcher.
Died: October 7, 2007.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
Disability: Blindness.

Details:
Kayla died of an overdose of Tramadol. Her parents reported that she had eaten the Tramadol by accident; the department of human services determined that she had died of “fatal neglect and an injurious environment”.

Perpetrator: Amy and James Dutcher (Parents). No charges.

Source: Kayla Dutcher

Jared Greenwood

No PhotoName: Jared Greenwood.
Died: September 30, 2007 (Body found).
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Bloomfield, New Mexico, USA.
Disability: Autism, intellectual disability.

Details:
Jared’s mother neglected him; he died of blood poisoning from infected bedsores.

Perpetrator: Sandra Greenwood (Mother), convicted of neglect, sentenced to two and a half years in jail.

Source: Updated at 7:40am — Mother Gets 2 1/2 Years for Leaving Son To Die

Jesse Weaver

Portrait photo of Jesse Weaver, a boy wearing a collared shirt, smiling slightly.Name: Jesse Weaver.
Died: July 8, 2007.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Lincoln County, Colorado, USA.
Disability: Mental illness.

Details:
Jesse’s mother abruptly withdrew his psychiatric medication. Jesse committed suicide about three weeks later.

Perpetrator: Traci Weaver (Mother); Wade Weaver (Father). Department of Social Services concluded that they were responsible for emotional abuse, medical neglect, and failure to protect Jesse.

Source: Child Fatality Review: Jesse Weaver

Kate Bugmy

Photo of Kate Bugmy. She is a young woman sitting in a wheelchair, with her dark hair tied back. She is wearing overalls and an orange T-shirt. Her limbs are very thin.Name: Kate Bugmy.
Died: June 28, 2007.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, epilepsy, intellectual disability.

Details:
Kate’s father had been her primary caregiver. When he died suddenly, her mother and sister took over. They neglected her; they stopped bringing Kate to her day program, and her relatives noticed that she seemed sad. She died of malnutrition and systemic blood poisoning from infected bedsores.

Perpetrator: Daphne Hall (mother) and Jenna Bugmy (sister), no charges.

Source:
FINDING AFTER AN INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF KATE THERESE BUGMY
NSW bed sore death could have been prevented: Coroner
System failed disabled woman who died at 26
Inquiry into services provided or funded by the department of Ageing, disability and home care