Name: Jamie Hawley.
Died: May 26, 2008.
Age at death: 41.
Cause of death: Fatal neglect.
Location: Brockville, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Cerebral palsy and intellectual disability.
Jamie was neglected by his brother. Because he used a wheelchair, Jamie’s brother was able to confine him to the second floor of their home, which had no wheelchair ramps.
While his brother collected his disability checks, Jamie died of starvation, pneumonia, and infected bedsores.
Perpetrator: Jerry Hawley (Brother), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 20 years.