Aiko Matsubara

No PhotoName: Aiko Matsubara.
Died: October 9, 2019.
Age at death: 90.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified; disabled elder.

Details:
Ms. Matsubara’s granddaughter killed her by stuffing a towel into her mouth until she suffocated.

Perpetrator: Akane Matsubara (Granddaughter), charged with murder.

Source: Woman arrested after stuffing towel into 90-year-old grandmother’s mouth, killing her

Joel Parks

Photo of Joel Parks, a young man with short dark hair, smiling for the camera.Name: Joel “Bubby” Parks.
Died: September 22, 2019.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bradenton, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism, developmental delay from injury as an infant.

Details:
Joel took part in an Easter Seals day program. He played baseball on the Miracle League and was called “Home Run Joel” for his love of the sport.

Joel lived in a group home most of the week, but visited his grandmother on the weekends. His family called him “Bubby”. Although his grandmother claimed she thought no one would care for him after she died, Joel’s mother and sister both say they were perfectly willing to step in; in fact, his sister was visiting when he died. Had that failed, Joel had state funding set aside to ensure his care continued if his grandmother died.

Joel’s grandmother killed him with an overdose of medication.

Perpetrator: Lillian Parks (Grandmother), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
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87-Year-Old Killed Her Disabled Grandson With Overdose, Police Say – The New York Times
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Grandmother admits to killing disabled grandson with drug overdose: cops
Florida woman says she killed disabled grandson by overdose, fearing no one would care for him after she died
87-year-old Florida grandma overdoses disabled grandson fearing no one would care for him after she dies
Bradenton grandmother accused of killing disabled grandson, fearing no one would care for him after she died
Family questions grandmother’s supposed motive for overdosing grandson

Amzin Shaw

Photo of a middle-aged woman with long curly dark hair, wearing horn-rimmed glasses.Name: Amzin “Bibi Jasmin” Shaw.
Died: September 3, 2019.
Age at death: 63.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Queens, New York, USA.
Disability: Stroke.

Details:
Bibi Jasmin died in a fire set by her niece’s boyfriend, who was staying rent-free with her and her niece. She had recently had a stroke, and used a cane and sometimes a wheelchair, and was unable to get out of the house when he set the house on fire. Apparently, she had attempted to evict the couple because they did not help her pay for rent or utilities and, when asked, her niece’s boyfriend threatened to kill her.

Bibi Jasmin was one of 17 siblings and had several grandchildren.

Perpetrator: Rampersaud Persaud (Boyfriend of niece), charged with murder and arson.

Source:
Murder charge in Queens Village fire
Queens Village Man Charged in Death of Wheelchair-bound Property Owner who Evicted Him
Former Tenant Accused Of Setting Deadly Fire Due In Court On Murder, Arson Charges
Man Charged With Murder As Woman Dies in Queens Fire: NYPD
Man charged with murder in Queens fire that killed woman: police
Ungrateful tenant charged in deadly arson that killed Queens homeowner: ‘Her kindness got her killed’

Polly Bahadoor

Thin elderly woman dressed in pink, smiling for the camera, sitting in a red wheelchair.Name: Polly Kunti “Mama” Bahadoor.
Died: August 25, 2019.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Charlieville, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago.
Disability: Arthritis; wheelchair user.

Details:
Polly was bludgeoned to death by a relative.

She was a quiet, helpful woman who made and sold food to the neighbors. Energetic and “always moving”, she liked to have her nails painted and “pretty up”.

Perpetrator: An 18-year-old relative.

Source:
Wheelchair granny, 85, beaten to death
83-year-old woman murdered in Charlieville
Trinidad: ‘Quiet’ granny’s murder stuns family
Relatives in shock

Esther Wavinya

No PhotoName: Esther Wavinya (aka Esther Wavinya Mwathi, aka Esther Kavinya).
Died: May 15, 2019.
Age at death: 37.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kalama, Machakos County, Kenya.
Disability: Unspecified; used crutches.

Details:
Esther, who lived in her own apartment in a compound with her relatives, was raped and murdered by four of her relatives. She may have been murdered because of a dispute between her and her in-laws over some property.

Perpetrator: Eunice Wambua, Danson Wambua, David Wambua and Sam Mwangangi (Family members), charged with murder.

Source:
Police probe bizarre rape, murder of disabled woman in Machakos – Daily Nation
Two suspects in murder of disabled woman arrested
Disabled woman found murdered, crutches shoved in her genitals
Disabled woman raped, killed in Kalama
Two arrested over murder of disabled woman found with crutches in genitals
Court detains murder suspects
4 relatives facing rape,murder of disabled woman to remain in custody

Robbie Ballenger

Photo of a young boy with CP, looking off to the right.Name: Robbie Ballenger.
Died: April 15, 2019.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, epilepsy.

Details:
Robbie lived, along with his twin brother and six other children, with his grandmother and five other adults. The children didn’t go to school or get medical care.

Robbie’s grandmother neglected him. He was not fed enough, and at the age of 8, he died of pneumonia secondary to starvation, weighing only 18 pounds.

Perpetrator: Geneen Romalia Ballenger (Grandmother).

Source:
DA: Fayetteville grandma faces 2 years max after child starved to death
Fayetteville boy who starved to death in grandmother’s care had cerebral palsy, weighed 18 pounds :
Fayetteville grandmother faces 2 years max for starving disabled child to death
Disabled boy, 8, ‘was so badly starved by granny his corpse looked like a baby’

Jaden and Jorden Webb

Name: Jaden Webb.
Name: Jorden Webb.
Died: April 4, 2019.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Disability: Autism.  

Details:
Jaden and Jorden, twin brothers, were shot dead by their grandmother.

Perpetrator: Dorothy Flood (Grandmother), pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter.

Source:
Grandmother pleads guilty to murdering autistic grandsons
Arizona Woman Indicted in Deaths of Twin Grandsons
Grandmother arrested in deaths of 8-year-old Tucson twins
Grandmother charged with murdering autistic grandsons
Tucson woman admits to shooting her twin autistic grandsons
Arizona woman shot dead her orphaned, autistic 8-year-old twin grandsons, then tried to kill herself by overdosing
Twin Boys With Autism Fatally Shot by Arizona Grandmother, Who Tried to Kill Herself: Court Docs
Court documents: Tucson woman admits to shooting, killing twin grandsons
Police: Woman admitted to killing special needs grandsons
Ariz. woman charged with killing 2 grandchildren with autism
Court documents offer background on killing of twin grandsons
Arizona woman indicted in deaths of twin grandsons

Vivek Kakadiya

No PhotoName: Vivek Kakadiya.
Died: March 28, 2019.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Khijaria village, Visavadar taluka, Junagadh district, Gujarat, India.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Vivek’s sister-in-law strangled him because she believed he was “a burden… she would have to carry for the rest of her life”.

Perpetrator: Daya Kakadiya (Sister-in-law), charged with murder.

Source: Gujarat: Woman held for killing brother-in-law with learning disability

Anita Arias

No PhotoName: Anita Arias.
Died: January 21, 2019.
Age at death: 87.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Melbourne, Florida, USA.
Disability: Dementia, diabetes.

Details:
Anita lived with her grandson and his wife. The house was cluttered and dirty, and they had many pet reptiles.

Anita’s grandson, nominally her caregiver, neglected her while using her pension for his own expenses. She died of dehydration and starvation with severe bedsores and a blood sugar that was as high as the test could measure.

Perpetrator: Allen Arias (Grandson), charged with aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person.

Source:
Florida man charged with grandmother’s death; deputies say her bed was filled with maggots
Melbourne man charged after grandmother’s death
Melbourne man arrested after grandmother, 87, died from lack of medication and care, police say
Affidavit for Arrest Warrant (Allen Glenn Arias)

Baby Boy

No Photo
Name Unknown.
Died: December 21, 2018.
Age at death: 29 days.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Neelasandra, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Unknown congenital defect.

Details:
This little boy was born one of a pair of twins. He was weak at birth and had to spend ten days in the hospital after birth, and needed continued medical attention after he came home.

His grandmother waited until the baby’s mother was feeding his twin in another room and his father had left to go buy medicine; then she strangled and smothered the baby to death.

Perpetrator: Vijayalakshmi (Grandmother), arrested.

Source:
Days after month-old infant found dead in Bengaluru, grandmom arrested for murder
Grandmother held for infant’s murder