Patrick Markcrow

No PhotoName: Patrick Markcrow.
Died: March 29, 2005.
Age at death: 36.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire, England, UK.
Disability: Down syndrome; autism.

Patrick’s mother drugged him and then suffocated him with a plastic bag.

Perpetrator: Wendolyn Markcrow (Mother); pled guilty to manslaughter; given a 2-year suspended sentence.

Source: Mother who killed son with Down’s syndrome gets suspended sentence

Ida Heginbotham

No PhotoName: Ida Heginbotham.
Died: April 1, 2004.
Age at death: 87.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Preesall, Lancashire, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia, arthritis, hip replacements.

Ida’s husband cut her throat because he didn’t want her to be transferred to a dementia ward.

She was “a keen horsewoman” and the mother of six children.

Perpetrator: Bernard Heginbotham (Husband), pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility; given a 12-month community rehabilitation order and released.

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Carry-Ann Brown

Name: Carry-Ann Brown.
Died: August 17, 2003.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Cumbria, England, UK.
Disability: Developmental disability, epilepsy.

Carry-Anne’s abusive father hit her brothers and mother, but never her; instead, she was sexually abused. When she became pregnant with his baby, a judge ordered an abortion and a DNA test.

Carry-Anne’s father lured her away from her foster home, put her in the car, drugged her, and tried to kill them both in a deliberate car crash. She died of head injuries five days later; he survived.

Perpetrator: Sean Brown (Father), pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse and murder; sentenced to 19 years to life.

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Mark Young

Photo of Mark Young, a blond boy.Name: Mark Owen Young.
Died: September 17, 2001.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Consett, England, UK.
Disability: Autism.

Mark was given an overdose of medication by his mother; then she slashed both their wrists, went to a nearby bridge, pushed Mark off, and jumped off after him.

Perpetrator: Helen Rogan (Mother).

Source: Mother killed herself and son

Kirk Hammersley-Baker

Photo of a small boy wearing large wire-framed glasses and a school uniform with a white collar under a red sweatshirt. He has pale skin and curly blond hair. Mild bruises are visible on his lower lip. He is smiling for the camera.Name: Kirk Hammersley-Baker.
Died: March 22, 1999.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK.
Disability: Epilepsy.

Kirk’s neglectful father and unstable home life was relieved by his attendance at school, which served as his safe haven. He was a loving boy who had a big smile and liked hugs.

Involved in a custody battle and afraid he had lost custody, Kirk’s father drugged him, strangled him with a scarf, wrapped him in a blanket, and dumped his body in an outhouse.

His school opened a new play area in his memory, which was revamped in his honor for the 20th anniversary of his death.

Perpetrator: Karl Hammersley-Baker (Father), convicted of murder, sentenced to life.

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Dominic McCarthy

Photo of Dominic McCarthy. He is a large, middle-aged man wearing a sweater and sitting in a wheelchair. He has short brown hair, fair skin, and a mustache.Name: Dominic McCarthy.
Died: February 9, 1997.
Age at death: 34.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Stonely, Cambridgeshire, England, UK.
Disability: Paraplegic, from motorcycle accident.

Dominic was given a massive overdose of insulin by his wife; then when he was hospitalized in a coma, she tampered with his IV. He died without ever waking.

Perpetrator: Deborah Winzar (Wife), convicted of murder, sentenced to 15 years to life; released by 2017.

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Louise Brown

No PhotoName: Louise Brown.
Died: May 28, 1984.
Age at death: 14 days.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: London, England, UK.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Louise’s father told police that Louise had been in the family car when it was stolen. When the truth emerged, it was found that Louise had been killed by her father because he could not accept her disability, and her uncle had helped get rid of the body.

Perpetrator: Paul Brown (Father), manslaughter, 5 years; Ian Brown (Uncle), 9 months in jail.

Source: Killer Dad Jailed for Murder of Brother; Daughter was first victim.