Name: John Robles. Died: January 19, 1985. Age at death: 6. Cause of death: Smothered. Location: El Cajon, California, USA. Disability: Cerebral palsy.
John had spent time in foster care, but was returned to his mother. In the end, he was smothered by his mother, who had gotten away with killing his brother Matthew five years before. John’s death was thought to be natural until his mother went to the police and confessed to both murders.
Debra Sue Robles (Mother); confessed to murder; sentenced to 30 years to life.
Name: Louise Brown. Died: May 28, 1984. Age at death: 14 days. Cause of death: Homicide. Location: London, England, UK. Disability: Down syndrome.
Louise’s father told police that Louise had been in the family car when it was stolen. When the truth emerged, it was found that Louise had been killed by her father because he could not accept her disability, and her uncle had helped get rid of the body.
Paul Brown (Father), manslaughter, 5 years
Ian Brown (Uncle), 9 months in jail.
Died: Unknown; mother arrested in 2015. Age at death: All were under 3. Cause of death: Warfarin poisoning. Location: Ekaterinburg, Russia. Disability: Atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome.
Sasha, Maxim, and Misha died before their brother Ilya was taken to the hospital, gravely sick from warfarin poisoning. Ilya survived, but the attempted murder tipped off police that his siblings’ deaths might not have been accidental. After exhumation and autopsy, it was determined that Maxim and Misha had both died from warfarin poisoning. Their sister Sasha’s autopsy was inconclusive, but like them, she died young and suddenly.
Their mother, when arrested, claimed she had tried to cure her children, but that it was too difficult; so she wanted to kill them and start a new family with healthy children.
Ilya, who recovered from the poisoning, is now living with his father.
Elena Kordyukova (Mother), convicted, sentenced to 18 years.
Name: Piotr Grabowski. Died: Unspecified; killers sentenced in 2014 “after a lengthy trial”. Age at death: 31. Cause of death: Blunt trauma. Location: Osztyn, Poland. Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.
Piotr’s wife lured him into a park, where her two boyfriends were waiting to beat him to death.
Joanna Grabowski (Wife); sentenced to 25 years.
Jacek Pawlak (Wife’s boyfriend), sentenced to life.
Lukasz Kaminski (Wife’s boyfriend), sentenced to life.
Name Unknown. Died: Unknown; charges brought in 2017. Age at death: 96. Cause of death: Sepsis. Location: Anderson County, South Carolina, USA. Disability: Unspecified; frail elder, wheelchair user.
This 96-year-old woman’s great-grandson and a woman had moved in to care for her; but instead of doing so, they used meth and neglected her. She died from sepsis, from an infected bedsore.
Jesse Long (Great-grandson), pleaded guilty to abuse of a vulnerable adult resulting in serious bodily injury, sentenced to 15 years in prison and 5 years probation, as well as 15 years for drug charges.
Veronica Bryant (Housemate), pleaded guilty to abuse of a vulnerable adult resulting in death, sentenced to 3 years in prison and 5 years probation.