Christina Corrigan

Portrait photo of Christina Corrigan.Name: Christina Corrigan.
Died: November 19, 1996.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: El Cerrito, California, USA.
Disability: Mobility impairment due to obesity; possible Prader-Willi syndrome.

Details:
Because Christina was gaining weight, her mother took her out of school. Her mother left her on the living room floor and did not take her to see a doctor. Christina gained so much weight that she could not walk, and died from heart failure. She had been badly neglected and was covered with bedsores.

Perpetrator: Marlene Corrigan (Mother), convicted of misdemeanor child abuse, sentenced to 3 years probation.

Source: Christina Corrigan
Bedsores Covered 680-Pound Girl, Expert Says

Charles-Antoine Blais

No PhotoName: Charles-Antoine Blais.
Died: November 6, 1996.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Montreal, Canada.
Disability: Autism.

Details: Charles-Antoine was drowned by his mother in her bathtub.

Perpetrator: Danielle Blais (Mother). Pled guilty to manslaughter, given a 23-month suspended sentence and offered a job at the Autism Society of Montreal. No jail time.

Source: Blais decision brings new concern to the disabled
People with Disabilities Outraged by Murders
History of euthanasia in Canada
Tracy Latimer is dead because her father is a murderer

Robin Appleby

Black and white photo of Robin Appleby, a young woman.Name: Robin Appleby.
Died: November 5, 1996.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability, epilepsy.

Details:
Robin’s parents kept her in a locked room without a toilet or sufficient food. There, she starved to death.

Perpetrator: Billy and Alice Appleby (Parents), reckless homicide, 5-20 years; Billy Ray Appleby II (Brother), tampering with evidence, 0-5 years.

Source: Retarded Woman Dies Locked in Bedroom; Abused, Malnourished, Police Say
Robin Appleby’s Parents Deny Guilt; Lawyer says they were “overwhelmed” but cared for her

Katie Baker

No PhotoName: Katie Lynn Baker.
Died: May 28, 1996.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: British Columbia, Canada.
Disability: Rett syndrome.

Details: Katie’s mother deliberately starved her to death because she believed that Katie did not want to live.

Perpetrator: Cheryl Baker (Mother). Never charged.

Source:
Crown Will Not Lay Charges in Death of Katie Lynn Baker
People with Disabilities Outraged by Murders
Remembering…
History of euthanasia in CanadaTracy Latimer is dead because her father is a murderer

Brenda Thomas

A gravestone reading, Brenda Kay Thomas. July 3, 1972 to April 9, 1996. Here lies an angel.Name: Brenda Kay Thomas.
Died: April 9, 1996.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Abuse/Neglect.
Location: Sand Springs, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Brenda’s mother abused and starved her; she died of a combination of head injury and pneumonia when her 36-pound body finally succumbed to her mother’s mistreatment.

Perpetrator: Eva Nell Thomas (Mother), charged with manslaughter.

Source: Woman Held in Daughter’s Death

Justin and Sandra Blair

Photo of a gravestone. It reads: Blair, Sandi Kay, 1960-1996. Justin Michael, 1987-1996. Mother and son.Name: Sandra Blair.
Age at death: 36.
Disability: Injury from a car accident.

Name: Justin Blair.
Age at death: 8.
Disability: Cerebral palsy; blindness.

Died: March 11, 1996.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Concord, New Hampshire, USA.

Details:
Sandra and Justin, mother and son, were killed by Sandra’s husband, Justin’s father, who bludgeoned them with a hammer.

Perpetrator: Robert Blair (Father); convicted of murder; sentenced to two consecutive life terms.

Source: Man Convicted in Hammer Slayings of Wife, Son

Danielle Tucker

No Photo
Name: Danielle Tucker, born Danielle R. Dornan.
Died: December 10, 1995.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Coldwater, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, spina bifida.

Details:
Danielle died of head injuries after she was pushed down a flight of stairs by her adoptive mother, who claimed she had fallen. Danielle died on December 10, eight days short of her fourth birthday.

To avoid facing scrutiny for her death, the family moved, taking Danielle’s two siblings with them, but two years later Danielle’s sister was found locked in the basement, starving and neglected, and rescued. Danielle’s case was re-opened and her mother was charged.

Perpetrator: Becky Tucker (Adoptive mother), pleaded no contest to child abuse, sentenced to 8-15 years; Christopher Tucker (Adoptive father), not charged but served 6 years, 2 months for abusing Danielle’s sister.

Source:
Tucker sentenced for Michagan death
Danielle and Brittany Tucker (Dornan)

Fiona Mitchell

No PhotoName: Fiona Mitchell.
Died: July 12, 1995.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Disability: Brain injury from meningitis, causing blindness and deafness.

Details:
While her siblings lived in the rest of the house, little Fiona was shut up in a room and forgotten, denied care, medical attention, and even food and water. She died of starvation.

“…Fiona was among those whose cases were diffused by factual findings by the coroner. Though Fiona died of malnutrition, the Medical examiner attributed her death to her having had meningitis and said it was “amazing she lived as long as she did.” —Misplaced Mercy

Perpetrator: Mary Mitchell (Mother), pleaded no contest to criminally negligent homicide; two-year suspended sentence.

Source: Misplaced Mercy
Girl’s Mother Indicted on Murder Charge

Ryan Wilkieson

No PhotoName: Ryan Wilkieson.
Died: December 5, 1994.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, deafblind.

Details:
Ryan’s mother took him to the garage and poisoned him and herself with exhaust fumes. He died only 19 days after the verdict in the Tracy Latimer murder trial.

Perpetrator: Cathy Wilkieson (Mother).

Source:
People with Disabilities Outraged by Murders
Remembering…
Open Season
The Latimer Case: The Reflections of People with Disabilities
History of euthanasia in Canada
Brandon Sun Newspaper Archives, Dec 7, 1994, p. 3
Tracy Latimer is dead because her father is a murderer

Timothy Ellis Jr.

No PhotoName: Timothy Ellis Jr.
Died: June 8, 1994.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Fatal child abuse.
Location: Jacksonville, Mississippi, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Timothy was in the care of his father when he suffered abuse-related injuries, including a skull fracture that resulted in his death.

Perpetrator: Timothy Ellis, Sr. (Father); charges dropped because a judge ruled his confession had been coerced.

Source: Timothy Ellis Jr.