Ronald Blankenship

No PhotoName: Ronald Blankenship.
Died: August 20, 2018.
Age at death: 64.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Monticello, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; diabetes, mobility impaired.

Details:
Ronald lived with his sister and nephew, who were supposed to care for him. Instead, they left him neglected in filthy surroundings. Ronald died of severe, untreated bronchopneumonia.

When Ronald was found dead, police also found a young woman with Down syndrome, who had been adopted by one of Ronald’s relatives; she was taken into adult protective services. Three dogs and three cats, also neglected, were taken by animal control; one of the dogs was too sick to survive and had to be euthanized.

Perpetrator: Christie Brown (Sister), Mason Brown (Nephew), and Justin Tatman (Power of Attorney).

Source:
Bond set for three in neglect case | Piatt County Journal-Republican
3 arrested in connection with death of Monticello man

Sharmila Devi

No PhotoName: Sharmila Devi.
Died: August 4, 2018.
Age at death: 36.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Loharu, Haryana, India.
Disability: Mobility impaired/bedbound, mentally impaired.

Details:
Sharmila’s brother slit her throat with a screwdriver. To police, he claimed that he had “liberated” her because “nobody took care of her”.

Perpetrator: Pawan Kumar (Brother), arrested.

Source:
Man slits bedridden sister’s throat with screwdriver in Haryana town

Dinesh Sharma

No PhotoName: Dinesh Sharma.
Died: March 21, 2018.
Age at death: 45.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Sitarganj, Uttarakhand, India.
Disability: Paralysis due to stroke following an accident.

Details:
Dinesh and his brother had gotten into an argument when his brother pulled a gun and shot him dead.

Perpetrator: Kalyan Dutt Sharma (Brother), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source: Ex-serviceman kills disabled brother following argument, arrested

Cody Nachtrab

Portrait photo of Cody Nachtrab, a teenager with dark hair and light skin and a wispy mustache. He is smiling for the camera. He is wearing a pale-green dress shirt.Name: Cody T. Nachtrab.
Died: March 12, 2018.
Age at death: 23.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Deer Creek, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Developmental disability.

Details:
Cody died of smoke inhalation in a fire set by his sister.

He liked tractors and enjoyed playing with his toy cars. His favorite movie was Shrek. He had a collection of backpacks.

Perpetrator: Dana L. Nachtrab (Sister), charged with first-degree reckless homicide, arson, and property damage.

Source:
Woman faces homicide charges following brother’s death in house fire
Clintonville woman charged with starting fire that killed developmentally disabled brother
Woman charged with starting fire that killed developmentally disabled brother
Obituary for Cody T. Nachtrab | Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory
Deer Creek fire a homicide, authorities say
Woman admits starting fatal fire, tells police she had been dealing with stress

Kakoli Das

No PhotoName: Kakoli Das.
Died: January 9, 2018.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Behala, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Disability: Deaf; schizophrenia, physical disability.

Details:
When Kakoli’s niece died of dengue, Kakoli’s sister and her husband blamed her for the death. She and her mother, also disabled, were often beaten and starved, until one day Kakoli was found dead.

Perpetrator: Keya Mullick (Sister) and her husband, detained by neighbors, under investigation.

Source:
Deaf-mute woman killed in ‘assault’ by kin at Behala
Woman death sparks unrest

Suneel Kotele

No PhotoName: Suneel Kotele.
Died: December 27, 2017.
Age at death: 40.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Goreagon, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Unspecified physical disability.

Details:
Suneel owned a housing unit and an apartment. His younger brother felt entitled to have them because Suneel was disabled. But Suneel refused to give his brother the property; so his brother doused Suneel with kerosene and set him on fire. Neighbors tried to save Suneel’s life, but by the time the fire could be extinguished, he had already burned to death.

Perpetrator: Raju Kotele (Brother), charged with murder.

Source:
27-year-old immolates handicapped brother
Mumbai Crime: 27-year-old man kills physically challenged brother by setting him ablaze

Michael Shearin

No PhotoName: Michael Anton Shearin.
Died: December 20, 2017.
Age at death: 25.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Gaston, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Muscular dystrophy.

Details:
Michael was neglected by his mother and sister. He died from a septic pressure ulcer, pneumonia, and dehydration.

Perpetrator: Candie McKay Shearin (Mother) and Tara Nerys Shearin (Sister), both charged with abuse or neglect resulting in death to a vulnerable adult.

Source:
Mom, Daughter Get $50,000 Bond in Disabled Son’s Death
Bond granted to Midlands mother, daughter charged in death of disabled family member
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Mother, Daughter Charged in Death of Disabled Family Member
LCSD: mother, sister neglected disabled man, caused his death
Bond set at 50K for women accused of neglecting disabled family member

Kayla Hensley

Photo of Kayla Hensley, a teen girl with long, straight blond hair, fair skin, and braces on her teeth. Behind her is a green lawn and a fence. She is wearing a dark blue top and smiling.Name: Kayla Desiree Hensley.
Died: November 11, 2017.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Weaverville, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, deaf.

Details:
Kayla was stabbed to death by her brother.

Staff at American Eagle Outfitters, where she worked, remember her as “a ray of sunshine”.

Perpetrator: Her brother, charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Kid slashes his disabled 18-year-old sister to death: Investigators
Boy arrested for ‘stabbing girl to death before dumping body near skip’
Kayla Hensley Weaverville brother murders hearing impaired sister

Dadirai Mashonga

No PhotoName: Dadirai Mashonga.
Died: July 13, 2017.
Age at death: 40.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Magunje, Zimbabwe.
Disability: Deaf.

Details:
When a local businessman offered him $4000 for a human head to use for a ritual, Dadirai’s brother waited until she was alone, killed her with an axe, and decapitated her.

Perpetrator: Robert Tazvireva and Samuel Mashonga (Brother), charged with murder.

Source:
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Hurungwe man beheads sister
Man beheads sister, two bodies decompose in huts
Villagers burn ritual murder suspect’s business complex
Zimbabwe: Man offered $4,000 for human head, beheads sister
20-year-old offered $4,000 for human head, beheads his 40-year-old sister
Man who beheaded sister for $4000 and businessman appear in court
HORROR RITUAL MURDER: Court Told How Man Stabbed, Beheaded Sister For Local Businessman

Mahalakshmi

No PhotoName: Mahalakshmi.
Died: June 28, 2017.
Age at death: 28.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Depression.

Details:
When Mahalakshmi’s mother died, she became depressed, and her younger brother took care of her. But he became convinced that because of his sister, he would never be able to get married; so he strangled her when she lay down to take her afternoon nap.

Perpetrator: Shiv Kumar (Brother), charged with murder.

Source:
Bengaluru man murders ‘fat’, ‘depressed’ sister for standing in the way of his marriage
Police book man for murder of his elder sister