Chun Li

No PhotoName: Chun Li.
Died: February 4, 2019.
Age at death: 35.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Yulin, Shaanxi Province, China.
Disability: Polio; intellectual disability, mobility impaired.

Details:
Chun Li lived with her father until a woman approached them, saying her 65-year-old father wanted to marry Ms. Li, because of burial customs in Shaanxi Province, where they lived.

Tradition says that a person cannot rest in peace unless they are buried with a spouse. People who die single may be buried with paper dolls; the wealthy can afford to buy the body of an unidentified person in order to bury their relatives with a posthumously-married “spouse.”

The man’s daughter decided against purchasing someone’s bones because that was a crime and decided to approach Chun Li’s father instead.  When Chun Li’s father agreed to marry her to a 65-year-old man, the agreement was that Liantang Zhu would care for her, and after he died, her daughter-in-law and grandson would care for her. When she died a natural death, she would be buried next to him as his spouse, to allow him to rest in peace. They agreed to pay a bride price, and Chun Li was forced to marry him.

Four years later, Liantang Zhu had grown worried that if he died first, she might not be buried with him because she was disabled. So he decided that Chun Li should die first: He set his house on fire, killing Ms. Li.

Perpetrator: Liantang Zhu (Husband), arrested; confessed to murder.

Source:
Man who wed disabled woman for ritual admits burning her to death
Chinese man, 69, married disabled woman, 35, for burial ritual. Then he burned her to death
Chinese Man Who Wed Disabled Woman Half His Age for Folk Burial Ritual Burns Her Alive

“Miss He”

Photo of two Chinese toddlers, a boy in a black and red coat, and a girl in a purple coat. The boy has his arms around the girl. Their eyes are pixelated to keep them anonymous.Name: “Miss He” (Pseudonym).
Died: October 11, 2018.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Evening Village, Hunan Province, China.
Disability: Epilepsy.

Details:
Miss He’s father was worried about having taken out loans to pay for her medical care, so he decided to buy life insurance and fake his own death. Not telling his wife what he was doing, he drove his car into a river. Three weeks later, thinking him dead, Miss He’s mother took her and her four-year-old brother to the river and drowned herself and both children.

Perpetrator: “Dai Guihua” (Mother–pseudonym), arrested.

Source:
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Woman kills herself after husband’s ‘death’
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A Chinese woman kills herself and her children after her husband faked his own death
Woman kills herself after husband’s ‘death’
湖南一男子假死骗保 反致妻子带着一双儿女自杀_

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.

Mae-Kim Lem

No PhotoName: Mae-Kim Lem.
Died: June 5, 2018.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong, China.
Disability: Stroke (Mobility impaired, visually impaired), thyroid disorder, arthritis.

Details:
Lem’s husband killed her by choking her to death. He claimed he had been worried who would care for her if he died.

Perpetrator: Wong Kok-man (Husband), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 2 years in jail; due to be released after about 1 month with credit for time served.

Source:
‘A tragic case’: Judge frees elderly man who killed disabled wife due to fear no one would care for her if he died
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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:
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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