LaBrawn Rankin

Photo of a small African-American boy, head tilted back and mouth open in laughter.Name: LaBrawn Rankin.
Died: April 8, 2018.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Mobile, Alabama, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, intellectual disability.

LaBrawn was left with his mother despite the fact that the child welfare offices suspected abuse or neglect. He was left in dirty diapers and suffered from bedsores. His death certificate states that he died from “cerebral palsy with malnutrition and dehydration”, and that “neglect contributed to his death”.

Perpetrator: Zedria Rankin (Mother), served with lawsuit.

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Kenny Khan

No PhotoName: Koong Boon “Kenny” Khan.
Died: February 22, 2018.
Age at death: 78.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Liverpool, England, UK.
Disability: Lewy Body Dementia, osteoarthritis, emphysema and liver disease.

Kenny lived in a filthy house, starving and neglected by his wife, until he died of bronchopneumonia secondary to sepsis from infected pressure sores.

Perpetrator: Lorraine Khan (Wife), pleaded guilty to willful neglect, sentenced to 16 months suspended for 18 months and 20 days of rehabilitation activities.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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Kaylie Lis-Lalande

Photo: Small girl seated at the base of a tree, her hair in ponytails, holding and looking at a leaf.Name: Kaylie Lis-Lalande.
Died: September 4, 2017.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Kaylie’s mother neglected her, leaving her care and that of Kaylie’s little brother to her 12-year-old sibling. Kaylie was often left alone in the apartment for hours, and her mother canceled appointments with the children’s aid worker who was supposed to visit.

Summer came and Kaylie was home from school, and her mother refused all the resources she had access to. Kaylie lost weight rapidly. On the day Kaylie died, her mother left her body at a babysitter’s house, not realizing Kaylie had already died of the complications of starvation and dehydration, weighing 31 pounds.

Kaylie liked to ride the swings at the park. Her grandmother always got her a birthday cake and she loved the light from the candles. Her grandmother called her “our little butterfly”.

Perpetrator: Meredith Lis (Mother), pleaded guilty to failure to provide the necessities of life, sentenced to time served plus one day in jail.

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Marion Reynolds

Photo of Marion Reynolds, a young woman with pale skin and dark brown curly hair. She is lying on a pillow, and her mouth is slightly open, showing crooked teeth.Name: Marion J. Reynolds.
Died: August 27, 2017.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Galva, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Unspecified severe disability; mobility impaired, tube fed.

Marion was kept in a filthy house and not given enough to eat. Her 18-year-old sister was also neglected, and was rescued when Marion was found, near death, and taken to a hospice where she died of the effects of long-term neglect and starvation.

Marion attended church and liked music.

Perpetrator: Dean P. Simoneaux (Grandfather), convicted of neglect of a disabled person, sentenced to 5 years; Barbara J. Simoneaux (Grandmother), convicted of neglect of a disabled person, sentenced to 90 days in jail.

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Ann Marie Boardman

No PhotoName: Ann Marie Lawlor Boardman.
Died: August 10, 2017.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Bellows Falls, Vermont, USA.
Disability: Stroke; mobility impaired.

Ann Marie’s daughter neglected her; she died from infected bedsores for which her daughter made no attempt to seek medical care.

Perpetrator: Nancy Boardman (Daughter), pleaded guilty to neglect of a vulnerable adult resulting in serious bodily injury; given an 8-year suspended sentence.

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Omar Omran

Memorial left outside Omran Omar's apartment, consisting of flowers, stuffed animals, and notes. In the foreground is a sign that says, "Rest in peace, precious little boy."Name: Omar Omran.
Died: July 10, 2017.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kimmage, Dublin, Ireland.
Disability: Autism.

Omar was stabbed to death by his mother.

Neighbors left flowers, notes, and toys outside his apartment building. One neighbor remembered that Omar used to throw his toys over his balcony, and his neighbor used to bring them back to him.

Perpetrator: Maha Al Adheem (Mother), charged with murder; found not guilty by reason of insanity, committed to mental hospital.

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Nancy Gleisinger

Old, sepia-tone portrait photo of Nancy Gleisinger. She is a young woman with fair skin and curly dark-brown hair, wearing a shirt with a broad white collar. Writing at the bottom of the photo says, "Best wishes, Nancy. '58."Name: Nancy Gleisinger.
Died: May 16, 2017.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Goodyear Heights, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Nancy’s son stabbed her to death in front of her husband Earl.

Perpetrator: Michael Gleisinger (Son), pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and failure to provide for a functionally impaired person, sentenced to 4 years in prison.

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