16-year-old girl

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: May 2016.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA.
Disability: Quadriplegic.

Details:
This 16-year-old girl was neglected by her legal guardian. She was brought to the hospital in such poor condition that she died two months later from malnutrition and untended bedsores.

Perpetrator: Her legal guardian.

Source:
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Paul Roddy

Photo of Paul Roddy, a man with fair skin and dark-brown hair. He is wearing a suit and tie.Name: Paul Roddy.
Died: December 31, 2015.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Manchester, England, UK.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Details:
The caregiver that Paul was living with did not care for him. Instead, the man beat him up and starved him while pocketing the government money he claimed as a caregiver to a disabled person. Paul died from abuse and neglect, his body severely malnourished; he had multiple broken bones.

Paul was a retired engineer and the father of four children.

Perpetrator: Christopher McAllister (“Friend”; Non-family, non-professional caregiver), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 10 years.

Source:
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David Fuhrman

No PhotoName: David Fuhrman.
Died: November 24, 2015.
Age at death: 54.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Mental illness; intellectual disability.

Details:
David was starved and neglected by his unpaid caregivers, who claimed they had “essentially adopted” him. He died of a combination of blood poisoning from untended bedsores, pneumonia, and malnutrition.

David worked at Goodwill.

Perpetrator: Adam Haynes and Pamela McNeal (Housemates; informal adoptive parents), both pleaded guilty to third-degree murder, neglect, conspiracy, and reckless endangerment.

Source:
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Jacklyn Nguyen

No PhotoName: Jacklyn Nguyen.
Died: June 10, 2015.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Los Banos, California, USA.
Disability: Developmental disability, possibly autism.

Details:
Jacklyn’s mother sent her to stay with a chiropractor who promised to cure her autism. Coroner’s findings suggest that the chiropractor beat her severely.  She died from her injuries.

Perpetrator: Vincent Hoai Do, convicted of involuntary manslaughter and child abuse causing death, sentenced to 9 years in prison.

Source:
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Richard Davenport Jr.

Richard Davenport's gravestone. It reads, "Davenport, Richard Baxtor Jr. Lcpl USMC Vietnam. 1953-2013. Peace at last."Name: Richard Baxter Davenport Jr.
Died: April 16, 2013.
Age at death: 59.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Leg amputee; used a wheelchair.

Details:
Richard’s neighbor, who served as his caregiver, entered his home and cut his throat, leaving him to die.

He was a military veteran who had been in the Marines.

Perpetrator: Coy Edward Pack (Neighbor), pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter, sentenced to three years and six months to five years and four months in prison; April Pack (Neighbor; Caregiver), pleaded guilty to being an accessory to murder, burglary, and armed robbery, sentenced to 5 years, 6 months to 7 years, 8 months in prison.

Source:
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Katonya Jackson

Photo of Katonya Jackson, a baby with dark-brown skin and curly black hair. She is crawling on hands and knees and smiling broadly at the camera. She is wearing a white shirt and diaper.Name: Katonya Jackson.
Died: 1983.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Medical neglect and abuse.
Location: Micanopy, Florida, USA.
Disability: Epilepsy.

Details:
Katonya’s mother was in a cult called the House of Prayer, and gave her and her brother to the pastor of the church to care for.

Katonya had seizures, which the pastor took to mean that she had the devil in her; so she starved and beat Katonya and refused to give her her epilepsy medication.

Katonya died, covered in bruises, from untreated epilepsy.

Perpetrator: Lea Vera Jackson (Mother), arrested but released; Anna Young (House of Prayer pastor), never arrested.  Anna Young was later convicted of child abuse and served six months.  In 2017, she was charged with first-degree murder of another child.

Source:
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