1999

+Mayon-Ceniceros, Kristal
(Died February 5, 1999, Age 16)
Cause of death: Suffocation during restraint
Location: Chula Vista, California, USA
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: New Alternatives residential care facility staff
Source: Kristal Mayon-Ceniceros

Puerta, Jennifer
(Died February 6, 1999, Age 33)
Cause of death: Murder (During robbery)
Location: Naperville, Illinois, USA
Disability: Pulmonary disease, spinal problems, intestinal problems; housebound
Perpetrator: Jason Wilcox, Tony Burton, and Paula Aiardo
Source: Woman Pleads Guilty To Murder, Avoids Death Penalty

Gray, James Milford
(Died April 9, 1999, Age 39)
Cause of death: Peritonitis; hospital repeatedly sent him away despite obvious illness
Location: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Disability: Paraplegic
Perpetrator: Saint Joseph Hospital staff
Source: Court upholds $1.45M award against St. Joseph Hospital

!Mitchell, Margaret LaVerne
(Died May 21, 1999, Age 54)
Cause of death: Police shooting
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Disability: Mental illness
Perpetrator: Police
Source: From Ferguson to Baton Rouge: Deaths of black men and women at the hands of police

*Martin, Joy
(Died May 28, 1999, Age 69)
Cause of death: Murder (Poisoned with morphine)
Location: Whanganui, Manawatu, New Zealand
Disability: Terminal cancer
Perpetrator: Lesley Martin (Daughter)
Source: Lesley Martin jailed for 15 months

Dawson, Doris
(Died June 27, 1999, Age 80)
Cause of death: Murder (Beaten)
Location: Clydach, Swansea, Wales, UK
Disability: Unspecified (“Bedridden”)
Perpetrator: David Morris (Daughter’s former boyfriend)
Source: David MORRIS

Poteet, Jean
(Died July 8, 1999, Age 70)
Cause of death: Murder (Strangled)
Location: Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Disability: Cerebral palsy, Developmental disability
Perpetrator: Robert Leach (During robbery)
Source: Robert L. LEACH Jr.

Pendley, Robert
(Died August 2, 1999, Age 80)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed and beaten) during robbery
Location: McIntosh County, Oklahoma, USA
Disability: Paraplegic
Perpetrator: Harold McElmurry III (Former employee)
Source: Harold Loyd McELMURRY III

*+Leubner, Daniel
(Died September 4, 1999, Age 13)
Cause of death: Smoke inhalation during a fire
Location: Auburn, New York, USA
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: Michelle Davis (Mother)
Source: Daniel Leubner

*Thomas, Jillian
(Died October 4, 1999, Age 45)
Cause of death: Murder; burned to death
Location: Canterbury, New Zealand
Disability: Multiple sclerosis
Perpetrator: Kevin Harmer (Husband)
Source: Canterbury man jailed for burning his wife to death out on parole

!Lizotte, Jean-Pierre
(Died October 16, 1999, Age 45)
Cause of death: Broken neck from confrontation with police
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Disability: Unspecified mental illness
Perpetrator: Giovanni Stante and Sylvain Fouquette (Police)
Source: Policeman pleads not guilty of manslaughter of homeless man in Montreal

*+Cummings, James Joseph, Jr
(Died November 16, 1999, Age 46)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbing)
Location: Red Bank, New Jersey, USA
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: James Cummings Sr. (Father)
Source: James Joseph Cummings Jr.

*Chamizo nee Sunderlin, Mary Kate
(Died December 9, 1999, Age 34)
Cause of death: Murder (Beaten)
Location: Carpentersville, Illinois, USA
Disability: Developmental disability
Perpetrator: Unsolved. Jason Strong was convicted but exonerated; other suspects include two women known to “exploit the elderly and disabled”, and Mary Kate’s husband.
Source: National Registry of Exonerations: Jason Strong

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