Ajit Singh

Photo of Ajit Singh, a boy in a red hoodie.Name: Ajit Singh-Mahal.
Died: February 9, 2010.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: London, England, UK.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Ajit’s mother, facing a social services investigation for neglect, forced him to drink bleach. He died of multiple organ failure.

Perpetrator: Satpal Kaur-Singh (Mother); pled guilty to manslaughter; sentenced to 7 years.

Source: Ajit Singh

Charlotte Avenall

Photo of Charlotte Avenall, a girl sitting on a bed with her chin on her hand.Name: Charlotte Avenall.
Died: September 12, 2009.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, intellectual disability.

Details:
Even though they took good care of their exotic pets, Charlotte’s parents neglected their daughter. Despite her disabilities and age requiring supervision, she was locked into a filthy room, completely alone; on the day she died, she had been left alone for fourteen hours. She had just learned to tie a knot in school when she hanged herself by the cord on the window blinds and died.

Perpetrator: Simon Moody (Father), Susan Moody (Mother).

Source: Charlotte Avenall’s ‘atrocious’ neglect shocked town

Lindsey Alvarez

No PhotoName: Lindsey Angela Alvarez.
Died: August 4, 2009.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Lindsey was poisoned with a large amount of salt, and her body showed signs of battered child syndrome.

Perpetrator: Unknown; under investigation; probably a family member.

Source: Lindsey Angela Alvarez

Tom Inglis

Photo of Tom Inglis, a young man.Name: Thomas “Tom” Inglis.
Died: November 21, 2008.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Dagenham, Essex, UK.
Disability: TBI.

Details:
Tom’s mother went to the rehabilitation facility where he was recovering from a head injury and injected him with an overdose of heroin.

Perpetrator: Frances Inglis (Mother), convicted of murder and attempted murder, sentenced to life, served 5 years and was released.

Source: ‘Devoted’ mother who gave brain-damaged son lethal heroin injection has jail term slashed

Sonya Todd

Photo of Sonya Todd, a young woman with shoulder length light-brown hair, wearing a black sleeveless dress. She has pale skin and blue eyes.Name: Sonya Todd.
Died: March 23, 2008.
Age at death: 21.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Methil, Fife, Scotland, UK.
Disability: Diabetes, asthma.

Details:
Sonya’s boyfriend beat her during a diabetic episode; the injuries he inflicted on her, in addition to the diabetic crisis, were enough to kill.

She was an academically talented young woman who liked doing volunteer work. She left behind a six-year-old daughter.

Perpetrator: David Craige (Partner), pleaded guilty to culpable homicide, sentenced to 6 years. Released; now dating another woman with a disability.

Source:
Killer who beat mum to death with dog chain free and has ‘vulnerable’ girlfriend
Horror find at Methil flat
Man jailed for dog chain killing
Jealous Fife man jailed for killing girlfriend
Grieving dad’s anger as daughter’s killer gets six years

Michelle Thomson

Photo of Michelle Thomson, a teenage girl with wavy brown hair, wearing a striped shirt.Name: Michelle Thomson.
Died: March 5, 2008.
Age at death: 25.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Buckhaven, Fife, Scotland.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Michelle and her little brother Ryan were stabbed to death by her father.

Perpetrator: Rab Thomson (Father), sentenced to life in prison.

Source: Mother tells of agony after disabled daughter, 25, and son, 7, are brutally murdered by ex-husband bent on revenge
Traumatised mum who endured terrible loss of two children fears being made homeless after cruel benefits blow
Criminologist reveals how killer Rab Thomson murdered his children in a bid to seek revenge against his wife
Handicapped woman and brother found murdered

Sharon Birchwood

Photo of Sharon Birchwood, a woman with fairskin and straight, shoulder-length gray hair.Name: Sharon Birchwood.
Died: December 7, 2007.
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ashtead, England, UK.
Disability: Myalgic encephalomyelitis.

Details:
Sharon was tied up and strangled by a hit man hired by her husband. He had planned to claim her life insurance, sell her house, and flee the country.

Perpetrator: Graham Birchwood (husband), convicted of murder, sentenced to 29 years, died in prison; Paul Cryne (Hitman), convicted of murder, sentenced to 28-and-a-half years, died in prison.

Source:
Man who ordered hitman to kill disabled ex-wife dies in prison
Documentary unravels Sharon Birchwood murder plot
Hunt on for killer of woman
Murder accused ‘calm and relaxed’ at death scene
Sharon Birchwood’s chilling message from the grave predicting her own murder
Sharon Birchwood’s brutal murder led police to Thailand in shocking kill plot

Naomi Hill

Photo of Naomi Hill, a small, curly-haired girl in a red shirt.Name: Naomi Hill.
Died: November 26, 2007.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales, UK.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Naomi’s mother drowned her in the bathtub because she was ashamed of Naomi’s cerebral palsy.

Perpetrator: Joanne Hill (Mother), convicted of murder, sentenced to 15 years to life.

Source: Mother jailed for life for killing cerebral palsy daughter

Francecca Hardwick

Photo of Francecca Hardwick, a young woman with a short haircut.Name: Francecca “Frankie” Hardwick.
Died: October 23, 2007.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, England, UK.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Francecca’s mother locked herself and Francecca into their car and set it on fire. 18-year-old Frankie burned to death.

Perpetrator: Fiona Pilkington (Mother)

Source: Bullies ‘drove mother and daughter to fireball death’

Ryan Davies

Photo of Ryan Davies, a boy with brown hair, squinting a little in bright sunlight.Name: Ryan Davies.
Died: April 12, 2006.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Stockport, Greater Manchester, England, UK.
Disability: Fragile X.

Details:
Ryan’s mother caused him to jump off a bridge, and then jumped off herself.

Perpetrator: Alison Davies (Mother).

Source: Ordeal that drove mum to suicide jump with autistic son