Name: Gladys Ambert.
Died: April 7, 2020.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA.
Disability: Deaf, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability.
Gladys’s mother abandoned her when she was two years old, but her grandmother took her in and lovingly raised her. At 26 years old, Gladys went to stay with younger relatives–an aunt and two cousins. But her aunt and cousins beat her, tied her up, and kept her in filthy conditions. She died from abuse and neglect, and they discarded her body and tried to pretend she had run away from home. Her body was found on her 27th birthday, and an autopsy concluded that she had suffocated while being restrained, her body compressed too much for her to breathe.
Perpetrator: Nellie Ambert (Aunt), charged with first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter, aggravated abuse of a disabled person, neglect, and abuse of a disabled person; Jasmine Ambert (Cousin), charged with neglect and abuse of a disabled person; and Christian Matias (Cousin), charged with fabricating evidence and providing false information to an officer investigating a missing person.
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