Katherine McCarron

Name: Katherine “Katie” McCarronPhoto of Katie McCarron, a toddler girl sitting on the carpet and playing with a Teletubby toy..
Died: May 13, 2006.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Morton, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Katie’s mother suffocated her with a plastic bag because she would not take a nap, saying that she had done it “to end [Katie’s] pain”.

Perpetrator: Karen McCarron (Mother); convicted of first degree murder; sentenced to 36 years.

Source: Karen McCarron