21-year-old man

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

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

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

Source: Man kills son with cerebral palsy out of exhaustion

8-year-old boy

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: Approx. March 15-21, 2015.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Amman, Jordan.
Disability: Autism.

This anonymous 8-year-old boy was murdered by his father, who said he wanted to spare his family the expense and strain of raising an autistic child.

Perpetrator: The boy’s father.

Source: هالي المرضى يروون لـ”الغد” معاناتهم مع ارتفاع كلف التدريس والتأهيل

30-year-old man

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: December 20, 2014.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.
Disability: Unspecified.

This man’s brother fatally poisoned him; then he set their apartment on fire. The fire endangered all the other residents of the apartment complex, which had to be evacuated; but there were no other fatalities.

Perpetrator: His brother; charged with murder.

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Name: “Patrick” (Family name unknown).
Died: November 2014.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Bedford, England, UK.
Disability: Coffin-Lowry syndrome.

Patrick’s care was neglected by his grandmother. He was kept in a filthy room without a working light. By the time he was hospitalized, he weighed only 95 pounds, had bruises all over his body, and was in multiple organ failure. He died age 17.

Patrick was good at swimming and had just learned cycling. Despite his limited ability to speak, he had memorized all of his classmates’ names.

Perpetrator: His grandmother.

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4-year-old boy

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: August 25, 2014 (Body found).
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Abuse/Neglect (Put into a freezer).
Location: Arkhangelsk, Russia.
Disability: Paraplegia.

This four-year-old boy died when his drunken parents stuffed him into the freezer and left him there.

Perpetrator: Karp and Uliana Ulyanov (Parents), charged with murder.

Source: Murder Charges for Couple who ‘Forgot they Put Disabled 4-Year-old Son in Fridge’

Baby Boy

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: April 9, 2014.
Age at death: 5 months.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Connsbrook Avenue, East Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
Disability: None.

There was no objective evidence that this little boy was disabled, but his mother thought he would be disabled because her older son’s autism meant she had “passed on bad genes”. Sure that the baby boy would grow up to be disabled, she suffocated him.

Perpetrator: His mother; sentenced to three years of probation.

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Lucas V.

Bulletin board covered with children's drawings with Dutch text, memorializing Lucas and Rosa.
Classmates’ memorial drawings for Lucas and Rosa V.

Name: Lucas V.
Died: October 2, 2013.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
Disability: “Severely disabled”.

Lucas and his six-year-old sister Rosa were murdered by their mother. She claimed she had been delusional and had been having trouble caring for her children, “especially her disabled son”.

Perpetrator: Aurélie V. (Mother); charged with murder.

Source: Mother claims she was delusional when she killed her kids
Moeder doodde haar twee kinderen ‘in een waan’

83-year-old woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: October 2013.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Disability: Stroke, dementia, mental illness, epilepsy.

This 83-year-old woman was left on her bed, starving and neglected, until she finally died of pneumonia. She was severely malnourished and filthy, and had been fed by mouth even though her stroke had made it difficult for her to swallow.

Three of her grandchildren are set to testify against their parents for the abuse that ended in their grandmother’s death.

Perpetrator: Her 50-year-old son and his 44-year-old wife, both charged with reckless conduct endangering life and reckless conduct endangering serious injury.

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