78-year-old woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: September 15, 2021.
Age at death: 78.
Cause of death: Unspecified homicide.
Location: Seoul, South Korea.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
This 78-year-old was killed in a homicide-suicide by her husband, who left a note that said, “I am taking her with me.”

Case Status:
Her husband, deceased.

Source:
Murder-suicide attributed to Alzheimer’s fatigue

5-year-old girl

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: February 19, 2018.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Strangulation.
Location: Seoul, South Korea.
Disability: Developmental disability, speech delay.

Details:
This five-year-old girl’s mother allegedly strangled her while doing an exorcism ritual to try to cure the developmental disability that was causing her daughter’s speech delay.

Case status:
Her mother, surnamed Choi, age 37, arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source:
Mother kills 5-year-old daughter in exorcism rite, police say

11-year-old girl

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: March 3, 2016.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Asphyxia.
Location: Daegu, South Korea.
Disability: Intellectual disability, physical disability.

Details:
This 11-year-old girl’s mother is charged with having strangled her to death.

Case status:
Her mother, charged with murder.

Source:
Mother on trial for killing disabled daughter
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“양육하기 어렵다”…지적장애 딸 목졸라 살해한 어머니 | 연합뉴스

(Girl) Seo

No PhotoName: Seo (First name unknown).
Died: June 2013.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Asphyxia.
Location: Yeosu, South Korea.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
This four-year-old girl’s mother strangled her to death.

Case status:
Ms. Seo (Mother); sentenced to 3 years.

Source:
Seo, 4-year-old female, name unknown
Korean Mother Kills Her Autistic Child, Gets 3 Years in Prison