Carrie Day

No PhotoName: Carrie Day.
Died: January 9, 1992.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Ironwood, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Carrie’s mother starved her, often punishing her by forcing her to watch the family eat while Carrie went hungry. She died of pneumonia, her 65-pound body unable to fight the infection.

Perpetrator: Urselyne Day (Adoptive mother), charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Source: Woman accused of starving mentally retarded daughter to death

Brandon Sims

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Name: Brandon Sims.
Died: 1992 (Body never found).
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Gonadotropin-independent precocious puberty.

Details:
Brandon was beaten to death by his mother, who said she “did not want to raise a freak”.

Perpetrator: Michelle Jones (Mother), convicted of murder, sentenced to 50 years; released after 20 years.

Source:
We Need to Forgive the College-Bound Mother Who Killed Her Child
From Prison to Ph.D.: The Redemption and Rejection of Michelle Jones
Michelle Jones v. State

Noah Simpson

No PhotoName: Noah Simpson.
Died: December 10, 1991.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Eastlake, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Noah’s mother suffocated him by placing him face-down on a waterbed.

Perpetrator: Elayna Simpson (Mother); convicted of murder, sentenced to 15 years to life.

Source: State of Ohio vs. Elayna Simpson. Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eleventh Appellate District, Lake County. 30 Sept. 1994. LexisNexus. Web. 30 May 2015.

Louisa Maier

No PhotoName: Louisa Maier.
Died: November 12, 1991.
Age at death: 87.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Dunkirk, New York, USA.
Disability: Elder assisted-living home resident.

Details:
Louisa’s son went to her assisted living facility on the pretense that they were going out for a day’s visit. He put her in his car and strangled her to death; then he went home and hung himself.

Perpetrator: Joseph A. Maier (Son).

Source:
Triple deaths stun campus in Fredonia Professor kills mother, self; another dies of heart attack
Deaths being probed as murder-suicide; Fredonia professor, mother die

Dianna Phan

No PhotoName: Dianna Phan.
Died: November 4, 1991.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA.
Disability: “Born brain-damaged”; visually impaired.

Details:
Dianna was shot by her mother in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Stacy Phuong Phan (Mother).

Source: Girl Died of Gunshot Before Being Hit by Car

Susan Shea

No PhotoName: Susan Shea.
Died: October 26, 1991.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Multiple Murder.
Location: Lincoln Park, New Jersey, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Susan and her mother, Eileen Shea, were shot by Susan’s father.

Perpetrator: Michael Edward Shea (Father); charged with first-degree murder.

Source: Man Held in Killings in His Home

Jeni Cazares

No PhotoName: Jeni Cazares, also called Yeni Lezama, Jenny, or Yeni Cazares.
Died: May 19, 1991.
Age at death: 3 months.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Santa Ana, California, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Details:
Jeny’s mother smashed her head; then her parents both helped hide her body.

Perpetrator: Oscar Lezama, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, sentenced to 11 years; Rocio Cazares (Mother), pleaded guilty to being an accessory, sentenced to 5 years probation.

Source: Mother Charged With Murdering Infant Daughter in Her Apartment

Julie Kirisits

No PhotoName: Julie Kirisits.
Died: October 21, 1990.
Age at death: 23.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Tonawanda, New York, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Julie was beaten, strangled, and stabbed to death by her mother.

Perpetrator: Patricia Kirisits (Mother); pleaded not responsible due to insanity. Four years later she was “legally discharged from supervision”.

Source: Court Discharges Mother in Child’s Killing

Matthew Rosio

No PhotoName: Matthew Rosio.
Died: October 16, 1990.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
After seeing a television program on euthanasia, Matthew’s mother deliberately starved him to death.

Perpetrator: Patricia Rosio (Mother); she was given eight years of probation and ordered to serve a three-month jail sentence, but allowed out 16 hours a day.

Source: Mother charged with starving her ailing son to death
Milwaukee Sentinel, Dec. 12, 1992, page 1A

Alice Hummel

Blurry black-and-white photo of Alice Hummel. She has light skin and dark hair and a big smile.Name: Alice Hummel.
Died: Missing October 6, 1990; body not found.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bellingham, Washington, USA.
Disability: Lupus.

Details:
Alice was killed by her husband. Her body was never found, so we don’t know how she died, but her husband told a cellmate that he had fed her poison in a glass of apple juice to “help [her] get to a better place”.

Alice was a retired teacher.

Perpetrator: Bruce Allen Hummel (Husband), convicted of first-degree murder, sentenced to 45 years; conviction overturned because the jurors had been questioned improperly. Re-tried; convicted of first-degree murder, sentenced to 26 years; conviction overturned because premeditation could not be proved.

Source:
Murder conviction overturned for Bruce Hummel, again, in death of his wife in Bellingham
The Charley Project: Alice Kristina Wehr Hummel
45 years for man who won’t say what happened to wife’s body