Sharon Theleman

No PhotoName: Sharon Theleman.
Died: November 19, 2019.
Age at death: 51.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fenton, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability, visually impaired, mobility impaired.

Details:
Sharon lived at an assisted living facility. Her mother, who was worried about developing dementia, took her out of the facility and to a hotel, where she stabbed Sharon to death and attempted suicide. She left a note that said she was doing it as a favor to Sharon’s brothers, so they would not be “burdened” with caring for her.

Perpetrator: Marjorie Theleman (Mother), charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Source:
Mother charged with stabbing daughter in attempted murder-suicide in Fenton hotel
Missouri woman, 78, accused of killing daughter in hotel in attempted murder-suicide
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Police: Mother took daughter from care facility, killed her

Jacqueline Juhlin

No PhotoName: Jacqueline Ghislaine Juhlin.
Died: October 14, 2019.
Age at death: 50.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Venice, Florida, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Jacqueline was shot by her husband because she had dementia.

Perpetrator: Wayne Juhlin (Husband), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
94-year-old shoots, kills his wife because she had dementia
94-year-old Venice man killed his wife, who was suffering from dementia, police say

Dorothy Davis

No PhotoName: Dorothy Davis.
Died: October 7, 2019.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Midwest City, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
As she lay in her bed, Dorothy was shot by her husband.

In the afternoons, neighbors often saw her sitting on the porch, holding hands with her husband.

Perpetrator: Royce Davis (Husband), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
80-year-old man accused of killing wife of 50 years because she had dementia, MWC police say
Police: 80-year-old man killed wife of 50 years because she had dementia
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“It was sad that he felt like this was the only option,” Man allegedly shot, killed wife suffering from dementia

Jaime Feden

Photo of a short woman with protruding ears and a round nose; her light-brown hair is pulled back away from her pale face and she is smiling for the camera, photographed outdoors.Name: Jaime Rae Feden.
Died: October 5, 2019 (Body found, last seen September 15, 2019).
Age at death: 33.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Disability: Vater syndrome.

Details:
Jamie’s ex-boyfriend, with whom she still spent time, took her to Las Vegas on vacation with the promise he would find a home for them. Then he drove her out into the desert, saying they were going to do a photoshoot. There, he suffocated her by wrapping her nose and mouth in duct tape and tried to cover up her death by pretending to be her on Facebook. When her body was found dumped in the desert, he was arrested, and it came out he was already married to someone else.

Jamie was sweet-natured, strong-willed and independent. She wanted to go to college and become a medical assistant, and had recently held a job at a care home. She had a four-leaf clover tattoo in honor of her uncle, brother, and mother, who died when she was a child.

Perpetrator: John Matthew Chapman (Boyfriend), charged with kidnapping, obstructing administration of law, and criminal use of a communication facility.

Source:
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Man ‘lured disabled ex to the desert, suffocated her then dumped her body’

Sandra Shaffer

No PhotoName: Sandra Shaffer.
Died: September 30, 2019.
Age at death: 65.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Laflin Borough, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Sandra’s husband shot her dead before killing himself.

Perpetrator: Robert Shaffer (Husband).

Source:
Police: Husband kills wife in murder-suicide in Laflin Borough

G. B.

No PhotoName Unknown, initials “G. B.”.
Died: September 26, 2019.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Pascua Yaqui, Arizona, USA.
Disability: Unspecified special needs.

Details:
This 6-year-old boy and his mother were members of the Yaqui tribe, though his father was not.

His father, attempting to “perform an exorcism”, killed the boy by forcing his head under hot water, burning or drowning him. He claimed to police that he “saw something evil” inside the boy.

Perpetrator: Pablo Martinez (Father), charged with first-degree murder.

Source: Dad from hell killed six-year-old son by pouring hot water down throat to ‘exorcise demons’

John Robinson

No PhotoName: John Paul Robinson.
Died: September 25, 2019.
Age at death: 47.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Wilkesboro, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
John’s girlfriend beat him to death with a baseball bat.

Perpetrator: Tabatha Renee Triplett (Girlfriend), charged with murder.

Source:
Sheriff: North Carolina woman called 911 on herself, admitted to killing
Girlfriend charged with murder

Joel Parks

Photo of Joel Parks, a young man with short dark hair, smiling for the camera.Name: Joel “Bubby” Parks.
Died: September 22, 2019.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bradenton, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism, developmental delay from injury as an infant.

Details:
Joel took part in an Easter Seals day program. He played baseball on the Miracle League and was called “Home Run Joel” for his love of the sport.

Joel lived in a group home most of the week, but visited his grandmother on the weekends. His family called him “Bubby”. Although his grandmother claimed she thought no one would care for him after she died, Joel’s mother and sister both say they were perfectly willing to step in; in fact, his sister was visiting when he died. Had that failed, Joel had state funding set aside to ensure his care continued if his grandmother died.

Joel’s grandmother killed him with an overdose of medication.

Perpetrator: Lillian Parks (Grandmother), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
Florida Woman Charged With Killing Disabled Grandson By Drug Overdose
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Family speaks out after 87-year-old grandma is accused of killing autistic grandson
87-Year-Old Killed Her Disabled Grandson With Overdose, Police Say – The New York Times
Not A Unique Case: 87-Year-Old Murdered Disabled Grandson With Overdose
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Grandmother admits to killing disabled grandson with drug overdose: cops
Florida woman says she killed disabled grandson by overdose, fearing no one would care for him after she died
87-year-old Florida grandma overdoses disabled grandson fearing no one would care for him after she dies
Bradenton grandmother accused of killing disabled grandson, fearing no one would care for him after she died
Family questions grandmother’s supposed motive for overdosing grandson

Jakie Toole

Photo of Jakie Toole, a child in a white tank top.Name: Jakie Toole.
Died: September 11, 2019 (Body found), last seen April 2019.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Meridian, Mississippi, USA.
Disability: Unspecified special needs; mobility and communication impairment.

Details:
Jakie’s mother left him with a family friend to serve as a caregiver. His body was found in a garbage bag in her basement, and an autopsy showed he had died of trauma from a beating. The caregiver reported she had burned him in a bathtub and beaten him for crying.

Perpetrator: Celeste Louise Smith (Caregiver), charged with murder and child neglect.

Source:
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Capital murder charge filed in Meridian basement body discovery case
Meridian woman charged with capital murder following discovery of a child’s remains
Body of special needs child found in garbage bag was beaten and burned, autopsy confirms
Autopsy: Body of special needs child found in garbage bag was beaten and burned
Body of child found in basement: Autopsy shows beating; chief says he was also burned
Mother of special needs child who was killed, found in bag, faces neglect charges
Mother charged with child neglect in case of missing special needs child

Hector Pizarro

No PhotoName: Hector J. Pizarro.
Died: September 4, 2019.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Congenital disability, autism, epilepsy, mobility impaired.

Details:
Hector had been known to child protective services for some time. At one point, he was found to weigh only 60 pounds and monitored by child welfare until he gained weight to 68-70 pounds. But once watchful eyes were averted, Hector’s mother once again neglected him.

Hector’s mother brought him to the emergency room, weighing 42 pounds. He died shortly thereafter from malnutrition, with a bedsore covering one side of his body, making it clear that he was neglected to death. Her neighbors had been completely unaware that Hector even lived there.

Perpetrator: Iraida M. Pizarro-Osorio (Mother), charged with chronic child neglect resulting in great bodily harm.

Source:
16-year-old Milwaukee boy weighed 42 lbs.; mother charged with his death
Mom charged in death of 16-year-old son who weighed just 42 pounds
Milwaukee mom charged with starving her son to death
16-year-old boy weighs 42 pounds at death, mother charged
Milwaukee mom charged with neglect of teenage son, weighed just 42 pounds at time of death
Mother charged in death of disabled, 42-pound teen