Miss Hsieh

No PhotoName: Hsieh (Family name; given name unknown).
Died: August 4, 2022.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Head injury.
Location: Taoyuan City, Taiwan.
Disability: Developmental delay, poor balance.

When three-year-old miss Hsieh refused to take her bath, her father beat her and then forced her to stand on a stool, from which she fell. She died of a brain injury; her body showed signs of regular beatings.

Case Status:
Mr. Hsieh (Father), convicted of child abuse resulting in death, sentenced to 9 years.

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Mr. Chen

No PhotoName: Chen (Surname); given name unknown.
Died: April 15, 2022.
Age at death: 64.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Ershui, Changhua County, Taiwan.
Disability: Stroke.

Mr. Chen was strangled, and his brother was arrested for the crime. Police say he had killed Mr. Chen and attempted to kill himself because he was tired of caring for his brother.

Case Status:
Mr. Chen (Brother), arrested.

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5-month-old girl

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: December 27, 2021.
Age at death: 5 months.
Cause of death: Acute kidney failure.
Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Disability: Ventral septal defect.

This 5-month-old girl was left alone at home by her mother for two days with no one to care for her, even though her heart defect meant it was extremely important to keep her fed and give her medicine. When her mother returned, the baby girl had died from kidney failure.

Case Status:
Ms. Yang (Mother), convicted of abandonment resulting in death, sentenced to 7 years 6 months.

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Ms. Hsu and her children

No PhotoName: Ms. Hsu.
Age at death: 57.
Disability: Cancer.

24-year-old man.
Disability: Epilepsy.

11-year-old girl.
Disability: Aphasia.

Died: December 4, 2020.
Cause of death: Carbon monoxide poisoning.
Location: Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.

Ms. Hsu and her two children were killed by her husband, their father, when he put them in the back seat of their car and gassed all of them to death with the exhaust fumes.

Case status:
Mr. Chien (Husband, father), deceased.

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Unknown Elder Woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: September 10, 2020.
Age at death: Elder.
Cause of death: Hypoxia.
Location: Taoyuan City, Taiwan.
Disability: Stroke, paralysis.

This woman was in the hospital for a urinary tract infection when her husband allegedly smothered her. She died five days after the incident from hypoxic encephalopathy (lack of oxygen to the brain), kidney infection, and pneumonia.

Case status:
Tsai Wan-liang (Husband), charged with domestic homicide.

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Ms. Lin

No Photo
Name: Ms. Lin (Surname; given name unknown).
Died: November 10, 2015.
Age at death: 50.
Cause of death: Burns.
Location: Daya District, Taichung, Taiwan.
Disability: Paralysis due to stroke.

After she had a stroke, Ms. Lin depended on her daughter to care for her. Complaining that her no one else in her family helped her care for her mother, Ms. Lin’s daughter allegedly took her out to a remote part of the city, doused her with gasoline, set her on fire, and pushed her into a drain. Ms. Lin burned alive.

Case status:
Her daughter, surnamed Lin; charged with murder.

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Mr. Lin

No Photo
Name: Mr. Lin (Surname; given name unknown).
Died: April 22, 2015.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Asphyxia.
Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, epilepsy.

Young Lin’s father was annoyed that his neighbors kept parking their motorcycles outside his house, blocking the wheelchair ramp. One day, drunk and enraged at the neighbors, young Lin’s father went inside, grabbed him in his wheelchair, and, to demonstrate his point that the motorcycles were hazardous, rammed the boy into one of the parked motorcycles. The motorcycle toppled, the wheelchair tipped over, and young Lin suffocated. His father made no attempt to help him.

Case status:
His father, also surnamed Lin; convicted of causing the death of a child, sentenced to 7-and-a-half years.

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21-year-old man

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: March 23, 2015.
Age at death: 21.
Cause of death: Asphyxia.
Location: Taipei, Taiwan.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, intellectual disability.

This young man’s father, claiming his family was tired of taking care of him, allegedly strangled him to death.

Case status:
Ho Chung-ming (Father); charged with homicide.

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