Shana McClain

No PhotoName: 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.

Case Status:
Freddie Edwards (Boyfriend), fatally shot by police.

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Lugela Morales

No PhotoName: Lugela Geraldez Morales.
Died: May 25, 2023.
Age at death: 42.
Cause of death: Blunt trauma.
Location: Talisay City, Cebu, Philippines.
Disability: Autism.

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.

Case Status:
Levan Geraldez Morales (Brother), arrested and will be charged with murder.

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3-year-old boy

No PhotoName Unknown.
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.

Case Status:
Takesha Williams (Mother), charged with aggravated manslaughter.
Efrem Allen (Father), charged with aggravated manslaughter.

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Hashi Som

No PhotoName: 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.

Case Status:
Sharmishtha Som (Daughter-in-law), charge with murder.

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Janice Houston

No PhotoName: Janice Lynn Houston.
Died: April 21, 2023.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Beaten.
Location: Bullhead City, Arizona, USA.
Disability: Unspecified.

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.

Case Status:
Joseph Houston (Son), arrested on suspicion of murder.

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A’riyan Johnson

Photo of a small boy with light-brown skin and a tuft of black hair on the top of his head. He is wearing a blue T-shirt with "Baby Shine" and a cartoon character printed on it. He is standing on a sidewalk with his legs braced and arms waving.Name: A’riyan Birkett Johnson.
Died: April 18, 2023.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Suffocation.
Location: Orange County, California, USA.
Disability: A developmental condition affecting his trachea.

A’riyan was born with a condition that left him at high risk of developing breathing problems. His doctor told his mother that he should never, ever be left alone. His mother had also been ticketed and made to take car-seat safety courses for leaving A’riyan improperly secured in his car seat with only the shoulder straps buckled, telling investigators that she believed car seats were a scam and the waist and crotch straps were hard to buckle with long acrylic fingernails.

On the day of his death, A’riyan’s mother left him alone in her car, and then alone in her hotel room; when she returned to the hotel room, she found him dead. He was buckled into the seat, but only the shoulder straps were buckled; A’riyan had slid down, his head falling forward, and suffocated.

A’riyan was a friendly, curious, happy child. He loved playing with people’s hair, watching Coco Melon, eating vanilla wafers, and dancing to music.

Case Status:
Appalonia B. Lampkin (Mother), charged with manslaughter and neglect.

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Abhijit Jaybhay

No PhotoName: 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.

Case Status:
Baburao Dinkar Jaybhay (Father), charged with murder.

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E. Balavva

No PhotoName: 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.

Case Status:
Chinna Balayya (Son), arrested; accused of murder.

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Carol Clark

Photo of a woman standing outside, in front of some tall grass. She is smiling for the camera. She has short, straight dark-brown hair and pale-brown skin; she is wearing a bulky gray sweater and carrying a bright red purse.Name: Carol Clark.
Died: April 9, 2023.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Falls Township, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Stroke, diabetes, mobility impaired (Wheelchair user).

Carol’s body was found in a shed; she was in her wheelchair and had been shot to death. Police suspect her son of drugging her with Fentanyl before fatally shooting her.

Case Status:
Sean Rivera (Son), charged with homicide, kidnapping, aggravated assault, and drug possession with intent to deliver.

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Grace Kinard

No PhotoName: 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.

Case Status:
Ronald Kinard (Husband), deceased.

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