Name: Kristopher Snyder.
Died: June 2, 2023.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Unspecified neglect.
Location: Toledo, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Autism, cerebral palsy.
When Kristopher was reported dead, police arrived at his house to find his body, which weighed only 23 pounds.
Police have declared Kristopher’s death to be a likely homicide by neglect; an investigation is underway.
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Name: Shana McClain.
Died: May 29, 2023.
Age at death: 53.
Cause of death: Stabbed.
Location: Landrum, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.
When police responded to Shana’s home, they found her stabbed to death in her wheelchair and her boyfriend holding a knife.
Freddie Edwards (Boyfriend), fatally shot by police.
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Name: Lugela Geraldez Morales.
Died: May 25, 2023.
Age at death: 42.
Cause of death: Blunt trauma.
Location: Talisay City, Cebu, Philippines.
Lugela’s brother came home drunk and hit her in the shoulder. Surprised and hurt, she yelled insults at him. He allegedly responded by beating her until she stopped moving. Lugela’s mother called medics and had her rushed to the hospital, but it was too late; she had died from massive injuries to her head and body.
Levan Geraldez Morales (Brother), arrested and will be charged with murder.
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Died: May 12, 2023.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Bedsores; sepsis.
Location: Bartow, Florida, USA.
Disability: Hypoxic brain injury, ventilator-dependent.
Although this three-year-old’s parents had nursing assistance and a caregiver allowance to assist them in caring for him, they dismissed the nurses. Some months later, paramedics were called to the house to find the toddler dying from sepsis caused by extreme, untreated pressure sores. He was rushed to the hospital but could not be saved, and his parents were arrested.
Takesha Williams (Mother), charged with aggravated manslaughter.
Efrem Allen (Father), charged with aggravated manslaughter.
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Name: Hashi Som (Sometimes spelled “Harshi Som”).
Died: April 28, 2023.
Age at death: 86.
Cause of death: Bludgeoned.
Location: New Delhi, National Capital Territory, India.
Disability: Arthritis, mobility impaired.
Hashi was found dead in her home. She had massive head injuries. Allegedly, her daughter-in-law, frustrated at having to care for her, bludgeoned her to death with a pressure cooker.
Sharmishtha Som (Daughter-in-law), charge with murder.
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Name: Janice Lynn Houston.
Died: April 21, 2023.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Beaten.
Location: Bullhead City, Arizona, USA.
Janice was allegedly beaten to death by her son. According to her family, he had choked her the day before, then returned, broke in through a glass door, and beat her to death.
Joseph Houston (Son), arrested on suspicion of murder.
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Name: Abhijit Jaybhay.
Died: April 13, 2023.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Hadapsar, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Accidental head injury; bedridden.
Abhijit’s father allegedly strangled him because of the medical expenses involved in caring for him.
Before his injury, Abhijit was a laborer like his father.
Baburao Dinkar Jaybhay (Father), charged with murder.
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Name: E. Balavva.
Died: April 13, 2023.
Age at death: 80.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.
Ms. Balavva was allegedly strangled by her son. Police say he buried her body behind a rice mill and, when questioned, confessed to the killing, saying that she had become a burden to him.
Chinna Balayya (Son), arrested; accused of murder.
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Name: Grace Kinard.
Died: April 8, 2023.
Age at death: 81.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Hellam Township, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Frail elder, chronic illness.
Grace’s husband shot her, then died by suicide. He left no note, but police believe that his reasons included Grace’s worsening health and his inability to care for her.
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