“Baby C”

No PhotoName: “Baby C” (Female).
Died: May 2004.
Age at death: 5 months.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Nelson, New Zealand.
Disability: Lissencephaly.

Details:
When he learned that her diagnosis would cause lifelong severe disability, Baby C’s father smothered her.

Perpetrator: Her father; charged with manslaughter but acquitted, even though he confessed during the trial.

Source: Complaint from family over Baby C

Mia Depaillat

No Photo
Name: Mia Depaillat.
Died: April 18, 2004.
Age at death: 21 months.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Cumming, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Developmental delay.

Details:
Mia died of injuries that her mother claimed had been caused when she had accidentally dropped Mia and she fell down a flight of stairs. However, the injuries Mia had sustained matched shaken baby syndrome, not a fall down stairs. Mia died two days afterward.

Perpetrator: Jill Ellen Depaillat (Mother), charged with murder; hung jury.

Source: Mia Depaillat

Ida Heginbotham

No PhotoName: Ida Heginbotham.
Died: April 1, 2004.
Age at death: 87.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Preesall, Lancashire, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia, arthritis, hip replacements.

Details:
Ida’s husband cut her throat because he didn’t want her to be transferred to a dementia ward.

She was “a keen horsewoman” and the mother of six children.

Perpetrator: Bernard Heginbotham (Husband), pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility; given a 12-month community rehabilitation order and released.

Source:
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Scott Olsen

No PhotoName: Scott Olsen.
Died: December 7, 2003.
Age at death: 29.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Blind and quadriplegic after brain injury.

Details:
Scott’s sister deliberately starved him to death.

Perpetrator: Kimberly Loebig (Sister); pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter; sentenced to 60 days in prison.

Source: Sis Charged In Brother Starve Case

Angelica Auriemma

No PhotoName: Angelica Auriemma.
Died: December 5, 2003.
Age at death: 20.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: New York City, New York, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Soon after Angelica was diagnosed with autism, her mother tried to electrocute her; when that didn’t work, she drowned her in the bathtub.

Perpetrator: Ioanna Auriemma (Mother); convicted of manslaughter; served three years in prison.

Source: Autistic Brooklyn Woman Is Drowned at Home

Stephanie Ramos

No PhotoName: Stephanie Ramos.
Died: July 9, 2003.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Unsolved.
Location: Queens, New York, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability, blindness, cerebral palsy, diabetes.

Details:
Stephanie’s body was found in a garbage truck. Her foster mother had thrown the body in the trash and reported her missing.

Stephanie’s cause of death could not be exactly determined because the garbage truck crushed her body before it could be found. Because of the lack of evidence and Stephanie’s profound disabilities, her death was ruled natural and her mother was only charged with dumping the body. Stephanie’s foster home was filthy, and Stephanie herself weighed only 23 pounds at death. The most likely scenario is that Stephanie died of illness because her foster mother did not want anyone to know how dirty her house was, and so left the illness untreated.

Perpetrator: Renee Johnson (Foster mother), 60 days in jail for improper disposal of a body.

Source: Girl Found in Trash Truck Lived in Filth, Officials Say

Eric Bland

No PhotoName: Eric Bland.
Died: February 24, 2003.
Age at death: 38.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Rialto, California, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Eric’s sister and her boyfriend starved him to death.

Perpetrator: Delores Johnson (Sister); sentenced to 15 years to life. Willie Brown (Sister’s boyfriend); sentenced to 18 years.

Source: Rialto woman sentenced in kin’s death

Dale Bartolome

No PhotoName: Dale Bartolome.
Died: July 29, 2002.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Murder-Suicide.
Location: Mission Viejo, California, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Dale’s father shot him and then killed himself in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Delfin Bartolome (Father); committed suicide.

Source: Stress Pushed Man to Kill Son, Himself, Family Says