Xuan Xuan

No PhotoName: Xuan Xuan
Died: June 25, 2018.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Jiangning, Nanjing, China.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Xuan’s grandfather was annoyed that he had spent so much trying to treat her cerebral palsy. He and her father put bricks in her backpack, put the backpack on her, and threw her in the river to drown.

Perpetrator: Her father, surnamed Yang, and Yang Mousong (Grandfather); arrested, confessed to murder

Source:
Father, grandpa admit killing 9-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, China police say
Girl with Learning Difficulties Murdered by Father & Grandfather
Children with cerebral palsy are drowned by their fathers and grandchildren drowning in the media: poverty is not a reason.
Father and grandfather confess to drowning nine-year-old girl with cerebral palsy
Girls with cerebral palsy are being drowned by their dearest relatives.

Cheng Ting-hin

Blurry photo of a boy with dark hair being carried by an adult.Name: Cheng Ting-hin.
Died: March 18, 2018.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hong Kong, China.
Disability: ADHD.

Details:
Soon after being diagnosed with ADHD, Cheng was murdered by his grandmother, who strangled him with the straps of a backpack. She left a note that said she “didn’t want the boy to live a difficult life”.

The little boy was a Primary One student whom neighbors remember as “kind and polite”.

Perpetrator: Kan Kwai-fong (Grandmother), charged with murder.

Source:
Grandmother arrested for murder of boy, 6, found with strangulation marks in Hong Kong love hotel
Police arrest woman for murder of 6-year-old grandson in Hong Kong hotel
Grandma accused of killing ADHD boy, 6
Gran charged with killing boy
Gran on murder rap in hospital
‘Taken for granted’: elderly carers looking after special needs children

(Ms.) Liu

No PhotoName: Liu (First name unknown).
Died: October 8, 2017.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kwai Chung, Hong Kong.
Disability: Chronic illness (heart and kidney disease; arthritis), wheelchair user.

Details:
Ms. Liu’s son decided it was “too tough” to take care of her, so he stabbed her to death.

Perpetrator: Mr. Lee (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
Woman, 77, found dead at home after son jumps from window
Suicide bid of son fails as mom found hacked dead

Lam Mei-kam

No PhotoName: Lam Mei-kam.
Died: June 6, 2017.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hong Kong.
Disability: Stroke, wheelchair user, chronic illness.

Details:
Lam was strangled to death by her husband.

Perpetrator: Wong Kwok-man (Husband), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source:
Hong Kong man who ‘strangled disabled wife feared no one would take care of her if he fell sick’
Man ‘strangled his disabled wife to end her suffering’

Li Mouyi

No PhotoName: Li Mouyi.
Died: May 9, 2017.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Guangzhou, China.
Disability: Cerebral palsy (Quadriplegic, non-verbal).

Details:
Li’s mother thought he would have a tough life after she died; so she killed him by drugging him with sleeping pills and then strangling him.

She had other options, but rejected them all. Li could also have gone to stay with his older brother, but his mother didn’t want to burden her other son. And he was eligible for admission to a welfare home, but she preferred to kill him because she did not think they could care for him as well as she did.

Perpetrator: Ms. Huang (Mother), found guilty of intentional homicide, given a three-year suspended sentence.

Source:
Chinese Court Spares 83-Year-Old Woman Who Strangled Her Disabled Son
Mother Unwillingly Kills Disabled Son
Chinese court shows 83-year-old woman mercy for killing disabled son
Chinese woman who killed her disabled son forgiven by court, praised on Weibo
‘Salute to mother’s love’: Woman praised on Weibo for killing disabled son

Fung Shuk-ying

No PhotoName: Fung Shuk-ying.
Died: February 15, 2017.
Age at death: 56.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Fung Shuk-ying’s husband strangled her with a belt in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Au Kin-ming (Husband).

Source:
Hong Kong couple found dead in suspected murder-suicide
Hong Kong couple found dead in suspected murder-suicide
Hong Kong couple found dead in suspected murder-suicide
Man suspected of jumping to death after strangling wife
Hong Kong couple found dead in suspected murder-suicide
The struggle for Hong Kong’s old and sick to die with dignity

Ms. Tsang

No PhotoName: (Ms.) Tsang.
Died: January 14, 2017.
Age at death: 63.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, China.
Disability: Depression.

Details:
Ms. Tsang’s husband cut her throat, killing her; then he jumped from their high-rise apartment window.

Perpetrator: Chan (Husband).

Source: Elderly man kills wife, jumps to his death

Sze-ming Chan

Blurry, somewhat distorted photo of Sze-ming Chan, a small boy wearing a backpack.Name: Sze-ming Chan.
Died: September 5, 2015.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Hong Kong, China.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Sze-ming’s father killed him and kept the body in his apartment. About five or six days later, he killed himself and Sze-ming’s eight-year-old brother Sze-ho by filling the apartment with charcoal smoke.

Perpetrator: Chun-hing Chan (Father).

Source: Hong Kong father who killed his sons in murder-suicide ‘saw his fortune disappear after inviting dishonest relative to run his business’

Baby Boy

No PhotoName: Never named.
Died: July 15, 2015.
Age at death: 3 days.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Chongming, Shanghai, China.
Disability: Cleft lip.

Details:
This newborn boy, who may not have been given a name, was killed by his grandfather because he had a cleft lip. His grandfather went to a doctor to get potassium chloride and instructions on how to use it, and then injected the substance into the newborn boy’s head, killing him.

Perpetrator: The baby’s grandfather, surnamed Peng, sentenced to seven years; a doctor surnamed Zhu, who supplied the potassium chloride, sentenced to five years.

Source:
Chinese man kills grandson for being born with a cleft lip
Cleft Lip Stigma Cost Infant His Life

On-Yu Choy

No PhotoName: On-Yu Choy.
Died: June 25, 2014.
Age at death: 15.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hong Kong, China.
Disability: Autism, ADHD.

Details:
On-yu’s father killed him by stabbing him more than 100 times with a pair of kitchen knives, reasoning that “if he is gone, the whole family will have peace”.

Perpetrator: Sin-hung Choy (Father), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to four years.

Source:
Jobless father pleads guilty to killing ‘burden’ autistic son
Man, 61, kills autistic teenage son because he felt burden was ‘tough for the whole family’

A martyr for his family? Hong Kong court jails father four years for killing autistic son