Shamim Nalwoga

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Name: Shamim Nalwoga.
Died: December 17, 2012.
Age at death: Minor.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Lukuli-Makindye, Kampala, Uganda.
Disability: Paralysis in one hand and one leg.

Details:
Shamim’s grandmother and half-brother took her from her bed and kidnapped her to see a “traditional healer”, saying they would cure the girl’s disability. They fed Shamim soil and paraffin, and eventually killed her by slashing and cutting off parts of her body.

Perpetrator: Hanifa Namuyanja (Grandmother), Hussein Lukenge (half-brother); Hadijja Nasaka (Healer). Namuyanja and Lukenge are charged with murder.

Source: Hearing of Shamim ritual murder case to start

Alicia Moore

Photo of Alicia Moore, an African-American teenage girl. She is wearing a neon-green headband, big hoop earrings, and glasses.Name: Alicia Chanta Moore.
Died: November 2, 2012.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Canton, Texas, USA.
Disability: “Special Needs”.

Details:
Alicia was raped and murdered by her great uncle.

Perpetrator: Michael Vincent Moore (Great uncle), convicted of murder, sentenced to life without parole.

Source: Police say DNA links uncle to Greenville teen’s slaying

Patricia Kohler


Name
: Patricia Kohler.
Died: September 11, 2012.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Starvation.
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease, depression.

Details:
Patricia’s daughter and granddaughter allegedly starved her to death, locked her in her room and refused to feed her.

Perpetrator: Diane Robinson (Daughter), Jessica Rampersadsingh (Granddaughter), were charged with murder, theft, and false imprisonment.

Source:
Mom, daughter accused of starving grandmother, 72, to death
Diane Robinson, Jessica Rampersadsingh: Charged with the 2012 death of Patricia Kohler
Elderly woman starves to death; daughter, granddaughter charged

James Thompson

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Name: James Thompson.
Died: June 12, 2012.
Age at death: 42.
Cause of death: Neglect/Abuse.
Location: The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA.
Disability: Autism, intellectual disability.

Details:
James was starved to death by his niece. He died with a fractured arm and leg, weighing less than half of the 142 pounds he had weighed two years earlier.

Perpetrator: Naisia Norman (Niece), pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.

Source: Bronx Woman Held in the Death of Her Uncle

Gloria Martin

No PhotoName: Gloria Martin.
Died: January 7, 2012.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Northport, Alabama, USA.
Disability: Blindness.

Details:
Gloria was stabbed to death by her nephew.

Perpetrator: Kevin Demar Stines (Nephew), murder and robbery, life without parole.

Source: Alabama man escapes death penalty after pleading guilty to 2012 murder of aunt

Arville Rhodes

No PhotoName: Arville Rhodes.
Died: November 22, 2011.
Age at death: 63.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: New Tazewell, Tennessee, USA.
Disability: Mental and physical disabilities “from childhood”.

Details:
Arville was beaten and neglected by his nephew and his nephew’s wife. He died of pneumonia, starvation, head injuries, and untreated bedsores.

Perpetrator: Johnny Monday Rhodes (Nephew) and Sharon Marie Smith (Nephew’s wife).

Source:
Caretakers for New Tazewell man charged with his murder
Claiborne County couple indicted in death of uncle
Son says his mother is innocent of killing a handicapped man

Betty Guy

Photo of Betty Guy, an elderly woman with light skin and light-gray hair, wearing glasses and a blue top. She is smiling and hugging someone off-camera.Name: Betty Guy.
Died: November 7, 2011.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Haverfordwet, England, UK.
Disability: Mobility impaired, chronic pain, frail elder.

Details:
Betty’s daughter and grandson had decided it was “time for her to go”, so they drove to her house, where they drugged her with sleeping pills; then her grandson smothered her with a pillow. He had to try twice before he killed her, because she fought to live.

Betty was a retired nurse.

Perpetrator: Barry Rogers (Grandson) and Penelope John (Daughter), both found guilty of murder and sentenced to 11 years to life.

Source:
Ex-soldier could not have murdered grandmother as Iraq left him so ‘messed up’ he would not kill again, court hears
Man lied about killing ‘for attention’
Murder accused ‘talked about euthanasia’
Ex-Soldier Accused Of Murdering Grandmother “Messed Up By Iraq”
Murder accused ‘told ex-wife he had killed his grandmother’
Accused ‘had to smother gran twice’
‘Murder victim Betty Guy fought off grandson as he smothered her with pillow’, jury told
‘Man said he would finish off ill gran’
Betty Guy trial: Grandson threatened to kill girlfriend while she slept
Pensioner ‘smothered’ by grandson
Man smothered his grandmother twice before she died, court told
Mother and son to go on trial accused of murdering grandmother
Mother and son’s murder trial to start today
Mother and son’s murder trial begins

JaQuinn Brewton

Photo of JaQuinn Brewton.Name: JaQuinn Brewton.
Died: July 12, 2011.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
JaQuinn was beaten and burned by his godmother and her boyfriend. His mother had turned him over to their care because she was staying in a homeless shelter.

Perpetrator: Nadera Batson (Godmother), Marcus King (Godmother’s boyfriend).

Source: Police: boy died from horrific abuse

Christina Meeks

Photo of Christina Meeks.Name: Christina Noel Meeks.
Died: June 20, 2011.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Developmental delay; heart disease.

Details:
Christina died of a heart attack the day after a violent sexual assault by her uncle.

Perpetrator: Robert Meeks Jr. (Uncle), child sexual abuse, charges dropped; Betty Hall (Grandmother), neglect, charges dropped.

Source: Affidavit Details Abuse Allegations In Muskogee Girl’s Death

Christina Harms

Photo of Christina Harms, a young blonde woman wearing glasses and smiling broadly.Name: Christina “Nina” Harms.
Died: March 25, 2011.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Kearns, Utah, USA.
Disability: Fetal alcohol syndrome.

Details:
Christina’s abusive caregivers routinely beat her and tied her to a metal rod in a closet. She died of dehydration combined with an overdose of Benadryl.

Christina wanted to go to college.

Perpetrator: Cassandra Sheppard (Legal guardian), pleaded guilty to abuse and manslaughter, sentenced to 5 years to life; Sherrie Beckering (Sheppard’s mother), and Dale Beckering (Sheppard’s stepfather).

Source:
Guardian of abused woman kept in closet sent to prison for her death