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’

Dhunalutchmee Naidoo

Black and white photo of a woman with straight, dark hair and a puzzled expression on her face.Name: Dhunalutchmee Naidoo.
Died: April 8, 2019.
Age at death: 69.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Durban, South Africa.
Disability: “an unknown disease”; bedbound.

Details:
When Dhunalutchmee’s husband failed to suffocate her with a pillow, he slit her throat with a kitchen knife instead. He said he had done it because she was a large woman and he had difficulty picking her up to give her a bath.

Perpetrator: Dickson Naidoo (Husband), pleaded guilty to murder, given a 5-year suspended sentence.

Source:
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June Knight

No PhotoName: June Knight.
Died: December 10, 2018.
Age at death: 79.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Westcliff, England, UK.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
June’s son went to the care home where she lived, picked her up, and threw her off her third-story balcony. She died from massive brain injuries.

Perpetrator: Robert Knight (Son), charged with murder, pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 2 years, suspended for 2 years.

Source:
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Stephanie Packman

No PhotoName: Stephanie Packman.
Died: August 1, 2018.
Age at death: 64.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kemsley, Kent, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Stephanie had dementia and was living in a care home. When her husband came to get her from the care home, staff became alarmed and called police. But they were too late; Stephanie’s husband had already cut her throat. He attempted suicide himself, but survived.

Stephanie’s husband claims that it had been a suicide pact, but no evidence for this has emerged.

Perpetrator: Michael Packman (Husband), pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility, given a 2-year suspended sentence.

Source:
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Patricia Franks

No Photo
Name: Patricia Franks.
Died: July 8, 2018.
Age at death: 86.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Gatley, Stockport, Greater Manchester, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Patricia’s husband beat her to death with a metal bar so that he wouldn’t have to put her in a care home. He had previously turned down offers of support from social services.

Perpetrator: Lawrence Franks (Husband), pleaded guilty to manslaughter due to diminished responsibility, given a two-year suspended sentence.

Source:
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Chloe Hobbs

Photo of Chloe Hobbs, a girl with fair skin and strawberry-blonde hair in a boy cut. She is holding a tablet PC and gazing at the camera withe a slight smile on her face.Name: Chloe Renee Hobbs.
Died: June 9, 2018.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Elkhart, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Autism, pica.

Details:
Chloe had one sister, who was a year younger than her and also autistic. Chloe had pica, which meant she tended to eat things that weren’t food and needed to be watched so that she wouldn’t eat anything dangerous.

Her father took her and her sister along with her when he went to stay at a house where he and his girlfriend were doing some maintenance work while the owner was away. The house was extremely cluttered and dangerous, but the girls were left unattended there. Her father’s girlfriend had also brought along her methamphetamine stash, which she left where Chloe could get to it.

Chloe found the meth, ingested it, and got very sick. She spent the night vomiting, but no one called for help until Chloe stopped breathing the next morning. She could not be revived.

At autopsy, it was found that Chloe, in addition to the methamphetamine poisoning, had a bowel obstruction caused by her having eaten wood, plastic, pennies, and other items while unsupervised.

Perpetrator: Brandon Hobbs (Father), pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent, sentenced to 3 years; Erica Reschke (Father’s girlfriend), charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death.

Source:
Three-year prison sentence handed down in death of child who had meth in her system
Elkhart County prosecutor says girl, 10, ingested meth before death
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Court document: Meth contributed to autistic child’s death
Obituary of Chloe Hobbs | Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Mae-Kim Lem

No PhotoName: Mae-Kim Lem.
Died: June 5, 2018.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong, China.
Disability: Stroke (Mobility impaired, visually impaired), thyroid disorder, arthritis.

Details:
Lem’s husband killed her by choking her to death. He claimed he had been worried who would care for her if he died.

Perpetrator: Wong Kok-man (Husband), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 2 years in jail; due to be released after about 1 month with credit for time served.

Source:
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Levi Illingayuk

Photo of Levi Illingayuk, an Inuit man with his head propped on his hand, speaking to someone off-camera.Name: Levi Illingayuk.
Died: February 3, 2018.
Age at death: 66.
Cause of death: Homicide.
Location: Clyde River, Nunavut, Canada.
Disability: COPD.

Details:
Levi’s son smashed in his father’s ribs during a drunken fight. Levi was taken to the hospital but died soon afterward because he could not get enough oxygen.

Levi was Inuit and testified for the Qikiqtani Truth Commission about an incident that happened when he was a child.  When he was about 12, some of his family died when their camp fell through the ice into the water. While he and others evacuated from the camp were gone, authorities shot their dogs and bulldozed the camp before the survivors had time to go back and collect their belongings.

Perpetrator: Christopher Jaypoody (Son), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 4 years in prison minus credit for time served; will serve 698 days in jail.

Source: Nunavut man jailed for vodka-fuelled attack that hastened father’s death
Levi Illingayuk | The Qikiqtani Truth Commission

Dylan Davis

Photo of Dylan Davis, a boy with short brown hair and fair skin, photographed outdoors. He is grinning at the camera.Name: Dylan Martin Davis.
Died: November 17, 2017.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Georgetown, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
When Dylan had a meltdown, his step-grandfather–a very large man–sat on him to restrain him and suffocated him to death.

Perpetrator: Donald Martin Jr. (Step-grandfather), pleaded guilty to reckless homicide, but was then allowed to withdraw his plea; found innocent because the court decided he had not known his actions would be fatal.

Source:
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Richard Dubuc

No PhotoName: Richard Dubuc.
Died: October 5, 2017.
Age at death: 62.
Cause of death: Homicide.
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Richard’s brother repeatedly slammed him against the wall, causing a fatal head injury.

Perpetrator: Robert Dubuc (Brother), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, received a suspended sentence, three years probation, and 240 hours of community service.

Source:
Montreal police arrest 64-year-old man in fatal beating of his brother
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