Ryu Sakayama

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Name: Ryu Sakayama.
Died: July 17, 2020.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kyoto, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified mental disability.

Details:
Ryu’s mother strangled him as he slept. She said she was tired of caring for him.

Perpetrator: Ayano Sakayama (Mother), charged with murder.

Source:
Mom arrested for allegedly choking disabled son to death in west Japan
Woman arrested over death of mentally disabled son

Klara Wright

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Name: Klara E. Wright.
Died: July 10, 2020.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Dakota, Minnesota, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Klara’s husband stabbed her to death. He claimed he “could not watch her suffer”.

Perpetrator: Joseph Bailly Wright (Husband), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
Dakota man faces 2nd Degree murder charge
Dakota man charged with wife’s murder could “not watch her suffer,” complaint reveals
Dakota man accused of wife’s murder extradited back to Winona County
Criminal Complaint: Dakota man facing 40 years in prison for reportedly killing wife with dementia
Klara E. Wright Obituary, August 6, 1947 – July 10, 2020

Diana Rosaly

No PhotoName: Diana Rosaly.
Died: July 9, 2020.
Age at death: 51.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Youngstown, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Diana’s mother shot her in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Suzanna Quinones Colon (Mother).

Source:
Youngstown police identify mother, daughter in reported murder-suicide
YPD releases names of those involved in murder-suicide

Nicole Jakubek

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Name: Nicole Gayle Jakubek.
Died: July 5, 2020.
Age at death: 54.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Redmond, Oregon, USA.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Details:
Nicole was a widow when she met her new boyfriend, but they broke up because he would not go to rehab. Her ex-boyfriend was arrested after a car accident while driving Nicole’s car, which he had stolen. Nicole herself was found dead at her house.

Perpetrator: Clinton Kevin Holland (Ex-boyfriend), charged with second-degree murder, drunk driving, criminal mischief, and second-degree assault.

Source: Redmond murder victim wanted restraining order against accused killer
Redmond-area man arrested on murder charge in woman’s killing

Sherrell Martin

No PhotoName: Sherrell “Bud” Martin.
Died: June 14, 2020.
Age at death: 71.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Wilmington, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; used walker.

Details:
Bud and his ex-sister-law had been arguing for a few days–an argument she ended by beating him around the head with his own walker. He was able to tell police who had beaten him before dying a few hours later.

Perpetrator: Donna Reynolds (Ex-sister-in-law), charged with aggravated battery.

Source: Wilmington Woman Charged With Attacking Disabled Ex-Brother-In-Law Who Later Died
Disabled Man Dies After Attack, Wilmington Woman Arrested: WPD

28-year-old woman

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Name Unknown.
Died: June 3, 2020.
Age at death: 28.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Smuts Ngonyama Informal Settlement, Butterworth, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
While her caregiver was away, this 28-year-old woman’s brother killed her, leaving her under a blanket with “upper body injuries”. Medics were called but declared her dead at the scene.

Perpetrator: Her brother, age 24.

Source:
Disabled woman murdered in EC – brother arrested
Media Statement, South African Police Service, Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape

Waylon Mittens

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Name: Waylon Lee Mittens.
Died: June 2, 2020.
Age at death: 39.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Montana, USA.
Disability: Wheelchair user; leg amputee.

Details:
Waylon was stabbed to death by his girlfriend.

Perpetrator: Daniell Marie ComesAtNight, aka Danielle Marie Marceau (Girlfriend).

Source:
Browning woman charged with murder of disabled man on Blackfeet Reservation
Browning woman charged with murder of disabled man on Blackfeet Reservation
Waylon Mittens – Obituary

6-year-old girl

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Name Unknown.
Died: May 31, 2020.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Orange, New Jersey, USA.
Disability: Unspecified special needs.

Details:
This little girl was killed by her mother in a murder-suicide. Neighbors said that she had said she was overwhelmed by caring for a special-needs child.

Perpetrator: Sushmiba Bardhan (Mother).

Source:
Sources: Mother, 6-year-old daughter dead in murder-suicide in West Orange
New Jersey Murder-Suicide: Mother Kills 6-Year-Old With Special Needs Before Shooting Self

India Martin

No PhotoName: India Martin.
Died: May 26, 2020.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Born prematurely at 26 weeks and addicted to cocaine, India survived a difficult start in life only to be found dead in a dresser drawer, having been abused or neglected by her mother and her boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Jackleen Mullen (Mother) and her boyfriend Audrevious Williams, both charged with homicide by child abuse or neglect.

Source: Mom, boyfriend charged after disabled 4-year-old found dead in dresser drawer

Unknown Elder Woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: May 26, 2020.
Age at death: Elder.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Gold River, California, USA.
Disability: Elder nursing home resident.

Details:
This woman’s husband came to the nursing home where she lived, shot her, and then shot himself.

Perpetrator: Her husband.

Source: Deputies investigating murder-suicide shooting at Eskaton facility in Gold River