3-year-old girl

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Died: September 20, 2020.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Cherus Village, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
This 3-year-old girl was killed by her parents, who had before then been locking her in the house alone. They said they killed her because she was “a nuisance” and “to save their love”.

Perpetrator: Charity Cheruto (Mother) Timoth Lihanya (Father), both charged with murder.

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Fat-lun Wong

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Name: Fat-lun Wong.
Died: September 5, 2020.
Age at death: 21.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hong Kong, China.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Fat-lun’s mother strangled him with a plastic tablecloth.

Fat-lun was a student at Tsui Tsin Tong School, a residential care home for children with intellectual disabilities. At age 21, he had just grown too old to stay there.

Perpetrator: Xueping Chen (Mother), arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Yoko Shinya

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Name: Yoko Shinya.
Died: September 4, 2020.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Saitama, Japan.
Disability: A chronic diease.

Details:
Ms. Shinya’s son strangled her as she lay in her hospital bed. Hospital staff saw him trying to kill her and intervened, but she had been badly hurt and died hours later. Her son told police he “couldn’t bear watching” and wanted to “make her comfortable”.

Perpetrator: Akira Shinya (Son), arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

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Shanthi

No PhotoName: Shanthi.
Died: September 2, 2020.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Shanthi’s father poisoned her and himself. Neighbors heard Shanthi screaming and rushed her to the hospital, but it was too late and she died. Police said he was worried about providing for her.

Perpetrator: Chellaiya (Father).

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Abhijit Rajak

No PhotoName: Abhijit Rajak.
Died: September 1, 2020.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Abhijeet’s uncle and sister-in-law murdered him by beating him to death with a shovel. They tried to make it look like someone had robbed the family and killed Abhijeet by throwing two of the family’s bicycles into a pond; but some days later, a neighbor hooked a bicycle on their fishhook and revealed their fraud.

Perpetrator: Chandan Rajak (Uncle) and Priyanka Rajak (Sister-in-law), charged with murder, voluntarily causing hurt for robbery, and conspiracy to commit a crime.

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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.

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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.

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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:
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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.

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April Zavala

No PhotoName: April Heather Zavala.
Died: June 14, 2020.
Age at death: 24.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Elko, Nevada, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
April’s mother strangled her because she wanted to dress herself instead of letting her mother dress her. She said that caring for April during the COVID pandemic had become too stressful. At the time of her death, April had not seen a doctor in several years.

Perpetrator: Judith I. Zavala (Mother), charged with first-degree murder.

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