“B. L.”

No PhotoName: “B. L.”, male.
Died: November 26, 2005.
Age at death: 13 months.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Alberta, Canada.
Disability: Developmental delay.

Details:
B. L. died of shaken baby syndrome, caused by his foster father.

Perpetrator: His foster father; pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to five years, paroled within 2 years.

Source: Learning from a sad, short life

Tiffany Pinckney

Photo of Tiffany Pinckney sitting at a table and leaning her chin on her hands. She wears a beige T-shirt and has an afro.Name: Tiffany Pinckney.
Died: April 2, 2005.
Age at death: 23.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Autism, developmental delay.

Details:
Tiffany was locked in a basement by her sister and her sister’s husband, where she starved to death.

Perpetrator: Allison Cox (sister), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 9 years. Orlando Klass (sister’s husband), pled guilty to criminal negligence, sentenced to 2 years house arrest.

Source: Nine years for woman’s death

Ian Carmichael

Photo of Ian Carmichael, a boy with fair skin and short brown hair. He is wearing a red sweater with a sports logo on it, and a necklace of steel-gray beads. He is smiling for the camera.Name: Ian Carmichael.
Died: July 31, 2004.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: London, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Epilepsy, dyslexia, developmental delay.

Details:
Convinced that he was ridding his family of an “intolerable burden”, Ian’s father took him to a hotel room, where he poisoned and then strangled him to death.

Ian competed in BMX bike racing. He left behind his older sister Gillian.

The crime was initially presented by the media as a “mercy killing”. Later on, Ian’s father blamed the antidepressants he was taking.

Perpetrator: David Carmichael (Father), charged with first-degree murder, ruled not guilty by reason of mental disorder; hospitalized for four years; absolute discharge in December 2009.

Source:
Accused David Carmichael remains silent while media puts defense forward
Carmichael murder case put off
Man not criminally responsible in son’s death
‘Loving’ father opens up over murder of son during psychotic episode
Can pills for depression turn you into a killer?
Canadian man who killed son while taking anti-depressants lobbies for freedom of U.S. dad who killed twins

Scarlett Chen

Photo of Scarlett Chen, a grinning Asian toddler with short hair.Name: Scarlett Chen, also called Jia Jia.
Died: July 12, 2004.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
After Scarlett’s mother was told by a doctor that Scarlett’s autism could not be surgically cured, she drowned Scarlett in the bathtub.

Perpetrator: Xuan “Linda” Peng (Mother); pled guilty to manslaughter; served five years in prison.

Source: Killer of autistic daughter released
History of euthanasia in Canada
Tracy Latimer is dead because her father is a murderer

Sophie Jaworski

No PhotoName: Sophie Jaworski.
Died: May 8, 2004.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease, colon cancer.

Details:
Sophie’s husband had been barred from visiting her in the hospital, but he came to the hospital and stabbed her in the chest, killing her.

Perpetrator: Tony Jaworski (Husband), charges reduced to manslaughter, sentenced to three years probation.

Source:
History of euthanasia in Canada
Senior sentenced for wife’s death, lawyer calls it ‘mercy killing’
Husband, 86, charged with killing wife, 83
Senior gets probation for stabbing sick wife
86-year-old man charged in wife killing
Senior gets probation for stabbing sick wife

Clothilde D’Auteuil

No PhotoName: Clothilde D’Auteuil.
Died: July 21, 2002.
Age at death: 78.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Rimouski, Quebec, Canada.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Clothilde lived at a nursing home and her son visited her. When the nursing home told him that he needed to stop visiting her because she became agitated when he visited, he went to the nursing home, strangled her to death, and beat up several aides with a metal bar.

She was the widow of a doctor who had died two years before, and had three sons and three grandsons.

Perpetrator: Alain Quimper (Son), pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, sentenced to 14 years to life.

Source:
History of euthanasia in Canada
Supreme Court of Canada Bulletin of Proceedings
Alfred QUIMPER
Condamné pour le meurtre de sa mère malade – Quimper veut un nouveau procès
Un homme de 46 ans est accusé du meurtre de sa mère

Reese Baulne

Gravestone of Reese Baulne. It reads: Baulne, Reese (Buddy), 1967-2001, loved and remembered.Name: Reese Darren Baulne (sometimes spelled “Reece”).
Died: December 30, 2001.
Age at death: 34.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Reese’s parents filled their motor home with carbon monoxide, killing themselves and Reese in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Maurice Baulne (Father) and Belva Baulne (Mother).

Source:
History of euthanasia in Canada
Tracy Latimer is dead because her father is a murderer
Couple’s suicide note reveals struggle to care for son
BC COUPLE MURDER DISABLED SON AND COMMIT SUICIDE
Reese Darren Baulne (1967-2001) – Find A Grave

Johnny Churchi

No PhotoName: Johnny Churchi.
Died: October 10, 2001.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Johnny’s mother strangled him.

Perpetrator: Jadwiga Miskiewicz (Mother); charged with first-degree murder; sentenced to time in a psychiatric hospital.

Source: School Struggles To Come To Grips With Johnny’s Death

Chelsea Craig

Photo of Chelsea Craig, a teenage girl.Name: Chelsea Craig.
Died: March 19, 2001.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada.
Disability: Rett syndrome.

Details:
Chelsea was poisoned by her mother with a mix of prescription drugs.

Perpetrator: Rachel Capra Craig (Mother). Found not guilty because of a mental disorder; committed suicide in July 2002.

Source: Rachel Capra CRAIG

Jenny Lerner

No PhotoName: Jenny Lerner.
Died: July 14, 2000.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Canada.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease (Early).

Details:
Soon after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Jenny was asphyxiated by her husband. He called it a mercy killing.

Perpetrator: Herbert Lerner (Husband), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to five years in prison and spent only months there before he was transferred to a halfway house. Committed suicide.

Source:
History of euthanasia in Canada
Herbert Lerner accusé du meurtre de sa femme
Herbert Lerner s’est immolé par le feu sur la tombe de sa femme
Herbert Lerner aurait tué sa femme par compassion