Name: Marvell Patterson.
Died: April 6, 2014.
Age at death: 11 months.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Disability: Perceived disability.
Marvell’s mother killed him by drowning him in the bathtub. She told police that she didn’t think her son was normal because he refused to sit up and wasn’t walking, and that she couldn’t feel a connection to him.
His mother threw Marvell’s body into the trash; though police searched the landfill, it was never found.
Perpetrator: Joelle Briana Gaines, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to voluntary manslaughter.