Jamal Anderson Jr.

Photo: A young boy with dark skin and very short black hair, wearing a red shirt, smiling for the camera.Name: Jamal Anderson Jr.
Died: February 8, 2021.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Details:
Jamal died from a gunshot wound to the stomach. Intially, his father claimed that Jamal had been shot by home invaders; but when police found the murder weapon in a backpack outside the house, it turned out to be his father’s gun.

Jamal loved music and dancing and could often be found talking to relatives on his iPhone.

Case Status:
Jamal Anderson Sr. (Father), pleaded guilty to child neglect, sentenced to 12 years.

Sources:
Dad charged after son, 5, with Down syndrome fatally shot in stomach
Jamal Anderson, Jr.
12 years in prison for Milwaukee father in fatal shooting of son
My son life was taken by gun violence at 5yrs old, organized by Jaquita Harbour

Homer Piatt

Photo of a bearded older man wearing a Trump 2020 baseball cap.Name: Homer “Dave” Piatt.
Died: October 15, 2020.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Las Crucez, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness, mobility impaired.

Details:
Dave’s wife shot him. Three days later, she went to the police and explained she had killed him to “ease his suffering”.

He was the former Postmaster of Haydenville, a nearby town.

Case Status:
Gayle L. Piatt (Wife), pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter; sentenced to 11 to 16-1/2 years in prison.

Source:
Haydenville woman sentenced for husband’s death
Obituary for Homer David “Dave” Piatt at Cardaras Funeral Home – Logan

Dylan Freeman

Blurry photo of a young boy wearing a sweater and thick glasses. His dirty-blond hair is parted on the side and his expression is neutral.Name: Dylan Freeman.
Died: August 16, 2020.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Suffocation.
Location: Acton, west London, England, UK.
Disability: Cohen syndrome, autism.

Details:
Dylan’s mother admitted to drugging him, then suffocating him.

Dylan’s father says, “Dylan was a beautiful, bright, inquisitive and artistic child who loved to travel, visit art galleries and swim.” He often took his son on vacation overseas.

Case status:
Olga Freeman (Mother), pleaded guilty to manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility; detained indefinitely at a psychiatric hospital.

Source:
UK woman who killed disabled son detained in hospital indefinitely
Mum who suffocated disabled son during lockdown given hospital order
Wife of celeb photographer who suffocated disabled son, 10, given hospital order
Mother is given indefinite hospital order after she suffocated son
Mum who suffocated disabled son, 10, in lockdown given indefinite hospital order
Lockdown Contributed to Death of Disabled Boy: UK Judge
Mother admits killing disabled son, 10, while struggling to care for him in lockdown
Celebrity photographer’s autistic son was ‘suffocated with a sponge’
Celebrity photographer’s autistic son, 10, suffocated with sponge as mother ‘struggled’ to take care of him
Celeb photographer’s ex gave autistic son, 10, sleeping drug before ‘putting sponge in his mouth and tying it’
Woman in her 40s is arrested for murder after boy, 10, was found dead at house in west London
Celebrity photographer’s ex-wife charged with murder of 10yo son in London
Mother charged with murdering her autistic son, 10, is pictured arriving at court
Celeb snapper ‘can’t comprehend’ loss of son, 10, as mum charged with murder
Mum charged with murdering son, 10, she shared with celebrity photographer

Ryu Sakayama

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Name: Ryu Sakayama.
Died: July 17, 2020.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Strangulation.
Location: Kyoto, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified mental disability.

Details:
Ryu’s mother strangled him as he slept. She told police she was tired of caring for him.

Case status:
Ayano Sakayama (Mother), convicted and sentenced to 2 years, suspended for 3 years.

Source:
Woman gets suspended sentence for killing mentally disabled son
Mom arrested for allegedly choking disabled son to death in west Japan
Woman arrested over death of mentally disabled son

Klara Wright

Photo of a middle-aged woman with short hair, wearing a tank top and holding flowers.Name: Klara Eugenie Wright.
Died: July 10, 2020.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Stabbing.
Location: Dakota, Minnesota, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Klara’s husband called emergency services and told them that he had stabbed her to death. He claimed he “could not watch her suffer”.

Klara liked computer games and Bingo.

Case status:
Joseph Bailly Wright (Husband), pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, sentenced to 10 years 8 months.

Source:
80-year-old man sentenced for killing his wife in Winona County
Dakota man faces 2nd Degree murder charge
Dakota man charged with wife’s murder could “not watch her suffer,” complaint reveals
Dakota man accused of wife’s murder extradited back to Winona County
Criminal Complaint: Dakota man facing 40 years in prison for reportedly killing wife with dementia
Klara E. Wright Obituary, August 6, 1947 – July 10, 2020

Nicole Jakubek

Photo of a white woman with blonde hair, sitting in front of a field of sunflowers. She is wearing a pink swimsuit and purple wrap and smiling for the camera.Name: Nicole Gayle Durham Jakubek.
Died: July 5, 2020.
Age at death: 54.
Cause of death: Stabbed.
Location: Redmond, Oregon, USA.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Details:
Nicole was a widow when she met her new boyfriend, but they broke up because he would not go to rehab. Her ex-boyfriend was arrested after a car accident while driving Nicole’s car, which he had stolen. Nicole herself was found stabbed to death at her house, and her ex-boyfriend admitted to killing her.

Case Status:
Clinton Kevin Holland (Ex-boyfriend), pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, sentenced to 25 years to life.

Source:
Obituary: Nicole Durham Jakubek
Redmond man gets life in prison for killing ex-girlfriend
Redmond murder victim wanted restraining order against accused killer
Redmond-area man arrested on murder charge in woman’s killing

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

Photo: A boy with short, curly blond hair and fair skin, smiling, holding his thumbs to his ears and wiggling his fingers; he is wearing a blue and white striped shirt.Name: Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.
Died: June 16, 2020.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Traumatic brain injury.
Location: Solihull, West Midlands, England, UK.
Disability: Father told neighbors he was autistic or had ADHD.

Details:
Arthur died of a brain injury received while he was at home with his stepmother. His father and stepmother were arrested and charged with murder. Prosecutors say that Arthur was subjected to constant abuse; he was being denied food, made to sleep on the floor, exiled to the apartment hallway, and beaten. Two weeks before his death, a neighbor reports, Arthur’s father came to them and said that if the neighbors heard Arthur saying, “Please don’t kill me,” they should ignore him because Arthur “[had] issues; he suffers from ADHD or autism.”

Case Status:
Emma Tustin (Stepmother), convicted of murder, sentenced to life in prison.
Thomas Hughes (Father), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 21 years.

Sources:
Autism Memorial: Arthur Labinjo-Hughes
Dad accused of killing son told neighbour to ignore ‘please don’t kill me’ cries
Boy, 6, ‘murdered’ by parents cried ‘no one loves me’ as he begged for mercy
Family sent photos of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes’ injuries to police, court told
What happened to Arthur Labinjo-Hughes?
Sentencing Remarks

Waylon Mittens

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Name: Waylon Lee Mittens.
Died: June 2, 2020.
Age at death: 39.
Cause of death: Stab wound to the heart.
Location: Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Montana, USA.
Disability: Wheelchair user; leg amputee.

Details:
Waylon was stabbed to death by his girlfriend.

Case status:
Daniell Marie ComesAtNight, aka Danielle Marie Marceau (Girlfriend), pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, sentenced to 8 years 1 month.

Source:
Browning Woman Sentenced to Prison for Stabbing Death
Browning woman pleads guilty to manslaughter for stabbing a disabled man
Browning woman charged with murder of disabled man on Blackfeet Reservation
Browning woman charged with murder of disabled man on Blackfeet Reservation
Waylon Mittens – Obituary

Louise Smith

Photo of a teenage girl with wavy brown hair cut into bangs, gray eyes, and pale skin, smiling for the camera.Name: Louise Smith.
Died: May 8, 2020.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Blunt trauma.
Location: Havant, Hampshire, England, UK.
Disability: Mental illness.

Details:
Louise’s uncle killed her by punching her in the face repeatedly until she died. Police described the murder as “sexually motivated.”

Case status:
Shane Mays (Uncle), convicted of murder, sentenced to 25 years to life.

Source:
‘A monster’: Uncle jailed for life over 16-year-old’s ‘sexually motivated’ murder
Louise Smith murder: Social workers probed after uncle found guilty
Uncle jailed for life for ‘sexual murder’ of Louise Smith, 16, in woods

Uthra

Photo of a young woman with tan skin, her dark-brown hair pulled back from her face. She is wearing a golden necklace and golden earrings, and there is a bindi of red paint on her forehead. She is smiling for the camera.Name: Uthra (alternate spelling Uttara).
Died: May 7, 2020.
Age at death: 25.
Cause of death: Snakebite.
Location: Anchal, Kollam, Kerala, India.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Uthra’s husband, having married her for the dowry, decided to kill her. He bought a viper from a snake catcher and induced it to bite his wife. She survived the bite, though she had to spend 52 days in bed and get plastic surgery. Not long after she returned from the hospital, Uthra’s husband bought a second snake, this time a cobra. He gave her sedatives to make her sleepy, and while she was asleep, he made the snake bite Uthra, who died the next day. Police say Uthra’s in-laws were involved in planning the attacks and covering up for Uthra’s husband.

Uthra was the mother of a one-year-old son.

Case Status:
Sooraj S. Kumar (Husband), convicted of murder, sentenced to life plus 17 years.
Renuka and Surya (Sooraj’s mother and sister), charged with conspiracy, domestic violence, and destruction of evidence.
Surendran Panicker (Father-in-law), charged with destroying evidence.
Chavarukavu Suresh Kumar (Snake catcher), unspecified charges, serving as witness.

Sources:
Uthra Case : 27 Circumstances Which Proved Murder Using Live Cobra
Man who used a cobra to murder his wife is jailed for life
Uttara Snakebite Murder: Suraj Gets 17 Years Plus Two Life Terms
Snake-bite Murder : Court Finds Suraj Guilty Of Killing Wife Uttara; Quantum Sentencing on Wednesday
Kerala snakebite murder
‘He killed his wife because I gave the cobra’: Snake-catcher breaks down in Kerala court
Uthra’s relatives depose in snakebite murder case