14-year-old girl

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: December 20, 2022.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Asphyxia.
Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
This teenage girl’s body was found in her home with her mother. The girl had been strangled. Police say her mother killed her and then attempted suicide.

Case Status:
Her mother (Suspected of murder; hospitalized).

Sources:
Widow Strangles Handicapped Daughter to Death, Attempts Suicide
Bengaluru Woman Strangles Handicapped Daughter, Tries To Die By Suicide

6-year-old girl

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: December 17, 2022.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Beaten.
Location: Bau, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
This six-year-old was allegedly beaten to death by her mother’s boyfriend. Her body was found a few weeks later, stuffed into a sack and hidden in some bushes.

Case Status:
Her mother, arrested on suspicion of murder; now helping the prosecution.
Then Chiew Yern (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with murder.

Sources:
Man charged in Bau with murder of girlfriend’s disabled 6-year-old daughter
One child with disability murdered is one child too many
Couple remanded in connection with seven-year-old girl’s murder in Kuching
Lovebirds in remand over murder of six-year-old girl
Nancy orders protection for family of murdered Sarawak girl
Nancy instructs ministry to assist murdered disabled girl’s family in Bau
The evil that men do: Disabled girl, 6, killed, stuffed into a sack and thrown into the bushes by mother’s boyfriend

Yu Hau-ching

No PhotoName: Yu Hau-ching.
Died: December 11, 2022.
Age at death: 47.
Cause of death: Bludgeoning; head injury.
Location: Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong, China.
Disability: Chronic illness, bedridden.

Details:
Yu’s parents allegedly bludgeoned her to death with a hammer. Police say that the motive for the killing was the “unbearable pressure” of taking care of her.

Case Status:
Leung Yuet-mei (Mother), charged with murder.
Yu Ping (Father), charged with murder.

Sources:
Hong Kong elderly couple arrested over suspected murder of ill daughter, 47
Elderly couple charged with killing ill daughter with hammer
Hong Kong elderly couple charged with murdering chronically ill daughter

Shivamma

No PhotoName: Shivamma.
Died: December 4, 2022.
Age at death: 50.
Cause of death: Drowning.
Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Stroke; paralysis.

Details:
Shivamma was drowned in the flooded basement of the under construction apartment building she lived in with her husband and two children. Police arrested her husband on suspicion of killing her because he had been caring for her since her stroke and had grown tired of it.

Case Status:
Shankarappa (Husband), charged with murder.

Sources:
Security guard arrested for killing bedridden wife in Bengaluru
80-yr-old woman’s body found stuffed inside cupboard in K’taka: Cops

67-year-old Woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: December 4, 2022.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Dehydration.
Location: Puente de Vallecas, Madrid, Spain.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis, COPD, Alzheimer’s.

Details:
When she fell and could not get up, this woman’s husband allegedly left her on the floor, without caring for her or calling for help, for five days. When she died, he called emergency services, who found her in filthy conditions. Her husband had been reported for domestic abuse twice before.

Case Status:
Her husband, arrested; charged with murder and sexist hate-crime/domestic violence.

Sources:
Man in Madrid detained for homicide after leaving wife to die on floor after a fall
Detenido en Madrid un hombre que dejó agonizar hasta la muerte durante cinco días a su mujer, enferma de esclerosis múltiple
Deja morir durante cinco días a su esposa con esclerosis tras caerse en su casa en Madrid
Detenido un hombre por dejar morir durante cinco días a su esposa con esclerosis múltiple tras caerse en su vivienda en Puente de Vallecas

Josiah Green

No PhotoName: Josiah Green.
Died: December 4, 2022.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Burns.
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
When Josiah’s father called for an ambulance, medics found the teenager dead, with severe burns over 90% of his body. His father allegedly told authorities that Josiah had accidentally fallen into a bathtub full of scalding water two days before, and he had treated the boy with over-the-counter remedies instead of taking him to the hospital. Police say that the extent of the teen’s burns is not consistent with the brief exposure to hot tap water that his father reported.

Case Status:
Josiah’s death has been ruled a homicide. Police are still investigating the possibility that Josiah was accidentally burned, after which medical care was delayed for two days.

Sources:
Death of special needs Brooklyn teen found burned in apartment deemed a homicide, NYPD says
Special needs teen Josiah Green found burned to death in NYC home
Teenager with special needs found burned to death in bathtub
Brooklyn special needs teen’s death from scalding water burns a homicide, NYPD says

Edwin Colleson

No PhotoName: Edwin Colleson.
Died: December 4, 2022.
Age at death: 45.
Cause of death: Undetermined.
Location: Hitchcock, Texas, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Edwin was admitted to the hospital in critical condition, covered in scars and bedsores and with multiple injuries as well as evidence of having been tied up. He weighed 70 pounds, and died six days later. His parents claimed they had been trying to cure his disability with “holistic treatment” that, police say, amounted to torture.

Case Status:
Billie Jean Barnes (Mother), charged with injury to a disabled person.
Timothy Ray Ellis (Stepfather), charged with injury to a disabled person.

Sources:
A 45-year-old man police say was abused by his mother and step-father died on Sunday
45-year-old with intellectual disability dies 5 days after Hitchcock police find him disfigured
Disabled man dies from injuries after subjected to torturous ‘holistic’ procedures by mother, stepfather, Hitchcock police say

Milagros Martin

No PhotoName: Milagros Nazareth Martín.
Died: November 28, 2022 (Body found).
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Respiratory infection.
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Disability: Prematurity, developmental delay, bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

Details:
Milagros’s body was found encased in concrete, in a box her mother had been using as a nightstand. Her mother was arrested. An autopsy determined that Milagros had died from a respiratory infection, and police suspect that it was lack of proper care that caused her death.

Case Status:
Vanesa Mansilla (Mother), charged with negligent homicide.

Sources:
Argentinian Woman Arrested After Missing, Disabled Daughter Found In Cement Nightstand
Argentina mom allegedly put dead girl in concrete block
Body of girl, 5, found in concrete block used as bedside table by mother in Buenos Aires
La autopsia a la niña hallada en una caja de madera determinó que murió por una infección

Vincent Roebuck

No PhotoName: Vincent Roebuck.
Died: November 16, 2022.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Stabbing.
Location: Mt. Washington, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Wheelchair user.

Details:
Vincent’s son allegedly broke into his house and stabbed him to death. Vincent’s other son was also stabbed, but survived.

Case Status:
Javon Taylor (Son), charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and burglary.

Sources:
Police: Man fatally stabbed father in Mt. Washington because he ‘wanted a cigarette’
Pennsylvania man allegedly killed father and stabbed brother because he was ‘frustrated, cold, and wanted a cigarette’

Teruko Fujiwara

No PhotoName: Teruko Fujiwara.
Died: November 2, 2022.
Age at death: 79.
Cause of death: Drowning.
Location: Oiso, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Ms. Fujiwara’s husband had been her caregiver for 40 years since she was injured and started using a wheelchair. He allegedly took her to the pier and pushed her out of her wheelchair and into the ocean, where she drowned. Police say he admitted to the murder, saying he was “worn out” from looking after her.

Case Status:
Hiroshi Fujiwara (Husband), charged with murder.

Sources:
81-year-old Japanese man arrested for murder after pushing wife’s wheelchair into sea
81-yr-old man in Japan arrested for allegedly killing wife he took care of for 40 yrs
Man accused of pushing wife in wheelchair into sea, killing her
Man, 81, pushes wheelchair-bound wife, 79, into the sea as he was ‘too tired of taking care of her’