Chester, Ronald
(Died January 20, 1988, Age Unknown)
Cause of death: Murder (Shooting)
Location: St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Disability: Paraplegic
Perpetrator: Joseph Whitfield
Source: Joseph E. WHITFIELD

*Jones, Rishonda “Nickie”
(Died February 8, 1988, Age 15)
Cause of death: Neglect (Starvation)
Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Disability: Arthritis, scoliosis
Perpetrator: Michelle Jones (Mother)
Source: Probe starvation of disabled teen

Thurman, Leann
(Died August 1, 1988, Age 24)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed)
Location: Redding, California, USA
Disability: Perinatal brain injury, developmental disability
Perpetrator: Raymond Edward Steele
Source: Death row inmate from Shasta County dies in prison

Montoya, Alvaro
(Died October 1, 1988, Age 52)
Cause of death: Murder (Drug overdose)
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Disability: Developmental disability, Schizophrenia
Perpetrator: Dorothea Puente (Boarding house operator, serial killer)
Source: Alvaro Jose Rafael “Bert” Gonzales Montoya

*Terrell, Gail
(Died November 13, 1988, Age 32)
Cause of death: Murder (Shooting)
Location: Smyrna, Georgia, USA
Disability: Epilepsy
Perpetrator: Barbara Monroe (Mother)
Source: Mother wants year of home confinement in slaying plea

*Miranda, Lorraine
(Died December 5, 1988, Age 24)
Cause of death: Murder (Strangled, stabbed)
Location: Graniteville, New York, USA
Disability: Cerebral palsy
Perpetrator: Chris Patterson (Fiance)
Source: Staten Island man, who brutally murdered fiancee 25 years ago, denied parole for sixth time