Died: February 19, 2018.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Seoul, South Korea.
Disability: Developmental disability, speech delay.
This five-year-old girl’s mother strangled her while doing an exorcism ritual to try to cure the developmental disability that was causing her daughter’s speech delay.
Perpetrator: Her mother, surnamed Choi, age 37, arrested on suspicion of murder.
Source: Mother kills 5-year-old daughter in exorcism rite, police say
Name: Jacklyn Nguyen.
Died: June 10, 2015.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Los Banos, California, USA.
Disability: Developmental disability, possibly autism.
Jacklyn’s mother sent her to stay with a chiropractor who promised to cure her autism. Coroner’s findings suggest that the chiropractor beat her severely. She died from her injuries.
Perpetrator: Vincent Hoai Do, convicted of involuntary manslaughter and child abuse causing death, sentenced to 9 years in prison.
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