2009

*Ndayiragije, Daniel
(Died 2009, Age 10)
Cause of death: Murder (Shot and dismembered)
Location: Burundi
Disability: Albinism
Perpetrator: Omari Ndayiragije (brother); Victoria Nkuizikiye (Sister-in-law); a gang of three men
Source: The ‘genocide’ of Burundi’s albinos

Red Bear, Darelle “Bill”
(Died January 4, 2009, Age 49)
Cause of death: Medical neglect (Untreated unknown illness)
Location: Vermillion, South Dakota, USA
Disability: Developmental disability (Brain injury from huffing gasoline as a teen)
Perpetrator: Southeast South Dakota Activity Center staff
Source: Group home negligent, not liable, in death of disabled resident

*+Agyepong-Glover, Alexis “Lexie”
(Died January 7, 2009, Age 13)
Cause of death: Murder (Hypothermia, drowning)
Location: Woodbridge, Virginia, USA
Disability: Reactive attachment disorder; mother claimed she had sickle-cell anemia and autism
Perpetrator: Alfreedia Gregg-Glover (Mother)
Source: Alexis “Lexie” Agyepong-Glover

Eng, Garrick
(Died January 9, 2009, Age 7)
Cause of death: Home health aide switched off pulse oximeter
Location: Alberta, Canada
Disability: Quadriplegic, needed nursing care
Perpetrator: Renee Boudreau (Home-health aide)
Source: Fatality inquiry judge says caregiver ‘chose’ not to do proper job

Lyons, Megan
(Died January 10, 2009, Age 17)
Cause of death: Negligence (Choked because aide did not cut up her food)
Location: Richmond, Indiana, USA
Disability: Down syndrome and other disabilities
Perpetrator: Richmond Community Schools staff
Source: E. Indiana school district pays $450K over student death

Cramton, Matthew
(Died January 23, 2009, Age 56)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed; during home invasion)
Location: Summit Township, Michigan, USA
Disability: Burn scars
Perpetrator: Matthew Beatty and Tiffany Reichard
Source: Friends aim to give stabbing victim a proper burial

Ridd, Paul
(Died January 23, 2009, Age 53)
Cause of death: Medical neglect (Poor care after surgery)
Location: Swansea, Wales, UK
Disability: Learning disability, digestive disorder
Perpetrator: Staff at Morriston Hospital
Source: Neglect in hospital contributed to 53-year-old Paul Ridd’s death, coroner rules

!Caban, David
(Died January 25, 2009, Age 38)
Cause of death: Suffocation in restraint; overmedication
Location: New York City, New York, USA
Disability: Schizophrenia
Perpetrator: Rikers Island staff
Source: Cases of troubling NYC jail deaths deemed medical

*Laws, Roberta
(Died February 1, 2009, Age 46)
Cause of death: Murder; strangled
Location: Middleburg, Florida, USA
Disability: Cerebral palsy
Perpetrator: Kenneth McBride (Boyfriend)
Source: Killer of disabled Clay County woman sentenced to life

*Adams-Lacas, Julian
(Died February 2, 2009, Age 6 months)
Cause of death: Fatal child abuse
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Disability: Bilateral cleft lip and palate
Perpetrator: Justin Taylor (Father)
Source: Julian Adams Lacas

Wallace, Lemuel
(Died February 4, 2009, Age 37)
Cause of death: Murder; shot for insurance money
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Disability: Developmentally disabled
Perpetrator: Kevin Pushia and Kareem Clea
Source: Suspected triggerman charged in murder-for-hire scheme

Pipkin, Joya
(Died February 9, 2009, Age 41)
Cause of death: Medical malpractice (Bad reaction to sedation; delay in resuscitation led to death)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Disability: Diabetes
Perpetrator: Mount Sinai Medical Hospital staff
Source: Mount Sinai Hospital ordered to pay $8 million in woman’s death

!Jones, Michael
(Died February 13, 2009, Age 43)
Cause of death: Died after restraint
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
Disability: Unspecified mental illness
Perpetrator: Iberia Parish Correctional Center
Source: Inmate dies in Iberia jail

*+Stepney, Terrell
(Died February 27, 2009, Age 19)
Cause of death: Murder-suicide (Poison)
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia, USA
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: Constance Stepney (Grandmother)
Source: Terrell Stepney

*Casto, Rhonda
(Died March 16, 2009, Age 23)
Cause of death: Fall into a ravine; possibly pushed
Location: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA
Disability: Depression
Perpetrator: Steve Nichols (Boyfriend; never charged)
Source: A Young Mom Falls 100 Feet to Her Death: Was It an Accident — or Did Her Boyfriend Get Away with Murder?

*Erickson, Betty
(Died March 24, 2009, Age 81)
Cause of death: Shot (Murder-suicide)
Location: Hudson, Wisconsin, USA
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease
Perpetrator: Claire Erickson (Husband)
Source: Desperate act from a weary caregiver

Massiah, Evans
(Died March 27, 2009, Age 3)
Cause of death: Negligence (Not given proper care when he was hospitalized; died)
Location: San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
Disability: Cerebral palsy
Perpetrator: Staff at San Fernando General Hospital
Source: http://newsday.co.tt/news/0,97651.html

*+Fraser, Jeremy
(Died March 30, 2009, Age 9)
Cause of death: Leukemia; treatment for lymphoma was withheld and the cancer returned.
Location: Salem, Maryland, USA
Disability: Autism, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Perpetrator: Kristen LaBrie (Mother)
Source: Jeremy Fraser

Christie, Nick
(Died March 31, 2009, Age 62)
Cause of death: Died from repeated exposure to pepper spray while in police custody
Location: Fort Myers, Florida, USA
Disability: Mental illness, emphysema, COPD, back problems, heart disease
Perpetrator: Lee county Sheriff’s Office, Prison Health Services
Source: Pepper Sprayed Man Dies In Jail – What Happened To Nick Christie?

+Clough, Damian
(Died April 4, 2009, Age 12)
Cause of death: Smoke inhalation while locked into his house
Location: Keighley, Yorkshire, England, UK
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: Unknown arsonist
Source: Damian Clough

*Chaote, Christian
(Died April 5, 2009, Age 13)
Cause of death: Murder (Beating)
Location: Gary, Indiana, USA
Disability: Depression, anxiety, ADHD
Perpetrator: Riley Choate (Father), Kimberly Kubina (Stepmother)
Source: Christian Milton Chaote

Nestoruk, Michael
(Died April 9, 2009, Age 42)
Cause of death: Murder
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Disability: Wheelchair user after traffic accident
Perpetrator: Aaron Dale Power
Source: Wheelchair-bound man killed at same Vancouver school where he was paralyzed in his teens, trial told

*Hall, Pamela
(Died April 11, 2009, Age 59)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbing)
Location: Figsboro, Virginia, USA
Disability: Quadriplegic
Perpetrator: James Cleveland Miller (Son-in-law)
Source: Miller pleads guilty to murder in death of his mother-in-law

!Jacobs, Michael Patrick, Jr
(Died April 18, 2009, Age 24)
Cause of death: Taser-related
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Disability: Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder
Perpetrator: Police
Source: Fort Worth Man Dead After Police Use Taser

*Rivera, Caden
(Died April 22, 2009, Age 2)
Cause of death: Murder (Beating)
Location: Cape May County, New Jersey, USA
Disability: Cerebral palsy
Perpetrator: Damian Rodriguez (Mother’s boyfriend)
Source: Cape May disabled toddler dies while under DYFS supervision

*Thomas, Shylae
(Died April 22, 2009, Age 9)
Cause of death: Murder (Starvation)
Location: Flint, Michigan, USA
Disability: Quadriplegic
Perpetrator: Lorrie Thomas (Aunt, adoptive mother)
Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mom-charged-with-quadriplegic-kids-murder/

*Farook, Faheem
(Died April 24, 2009, Age 7)
Cause of death: Murder-suicide (Jumped from tall building)
Location: Singapore
Disability: Autism (Asperger’s)
Perpetrator: Mohamed Farook
Source: Husband leaped to death with son: She taps into grief to help others heal

*Burns, Cynthia
(Died April 27, 2009, Age 58)
Cause of death: Malnutrition/Neglect
Location: Wylie, Texas, USA
Disability: Paralysis due to stroke
Perpetrator: Christina and Gary Gaines (Daughter and her husband)
Source: Wylie woman gets 12 years for mother’s death in ‘extraordinarily terrible’ neglect case

Arellano, Alex
(Died May 2, 2009, Age 15)
Cause of death: Murder (Shot; after harassment)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Disability: Learning disability
Perpetrator: Luis Macedo, Jovanny Martinex, and Erick Ortiz
Source: Suspect In 2009 Chicago Murder Joins FBI’s ‘Ten Most Wanted’ List

!Messier, Joshua
(Died May 4, 2009, Age 23)
Cause of death: Death in restraint
Location: Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
Disability: Schizophrenia
Perpetrator: Staff at Bridgewater State Hospital
Source: Bridgewater guards to stand trial in patient’s death

Johnston, Joan
(Died May 6, 2009, Age 57)
Cause of death: Car accident with reckless driver; non-accessible ambulance
Location: Scarborough, England, UK
Disability: Used a mobility scooter; weighed ~400 pounds
Perpetrator: Benjamin Kendrick
Source: Fine for doctor who killed an obese woman

+Beals, William
(Died May 19, 2009, Age 19)
Cause of death: Drowning; inattentive lifeguard did not try to help William.
Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: A lifeguard at the Michigan Career and Technical Institute
Source: William Beals

Mcilquham, Michelle
(Died May 19, 2009, Age 28)
Cause of death: Medical neglect (Meningitis was written off as a “tantrum”)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Disability: Developmental disability
Perpetrator: Doctors at the hospital
Source: People with Developmental disabilities twice as likely to suffer preventable death, study finds

Robinson, Alvin
(Died May 23, 2009, Age 73)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbing)
Location: Belize District, Belize
Disability: Blind, mobility impaired
Perpetrator: Gregory August
Source: Life for Gregory August, 24

!Lucas, Courtland
(Died May 25, 2009, Age 32)
Cause of death: Not given necessary medication while in jail
Location: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Disability: Heart condition and pacemaker
Perpetrator: St. Louis Justice Center
Source: Family, ACLU files lawsuit against city after man dies in jail

*Yarbrough, Lloyd
(Died May 27, 2009, Age 62)
Cause of death: Murder (Overdose)
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Disability: Brain injury from encephalitis
Perpetrator: Kim Yarbrough (Wife)
Source: After ending husband's life, woman tries to go on with hers

Charles, Jesca (Jessica)
(Died June 21, 2009, Age 25)
Cause of death: Murder (Dismembered)
Location: Igoma, Kishiri district, Mwanza, Tanzania
Disability: Albinism
Perpetrator: Melikiadi Christopher, Yohana “Mwanamalundi” Kabadi, and Regina Mashauri
Source: Three albino killers get death sentences

!Minty, Doug
(Died June 22, 2009, Age 59)
Cause of death: Police shooting
Location: Elmvale, Ontario, Canada
Disability: Developmental disability
Perpetrator: Jeff Seguin (Police officer)
Source: SIU missed key questions after man shot five times

*Neal-Lypps, Sherre
(Died June 23, 2009, Age 62)
Cause of death: Murder (Strangulation/Drowning)
Location: Morro Bay, California, USA
Disability: Physical disability
Perpetrator: James victor Lypps (Husband)
Source: Nipomo man arrested 5 years after wife found dead in Morro Bay

!Schaeffer, Levi
(Died June 24, 2009, Age 30)
Cause of death: Police shooting
Location: Pickle Lake, Ontario, Canada
Disability: Schizophrenia
Perpetrator: Police officer
Source: Justice for Levi

*Mugo, Peter
(Died June 25, 2009, Age 5)
Cause of death: Murder
Location: Limuru, Kiambu, Kenya
Disability: Deaf
Perpetrator: Alice Njoki (Mother)
Source: Alice NJOKI

*Myles, D’Amber
(Died June 30, 2009, Age 5)
Cause of death: Murder (Drowned)
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Disability: Cerebral palsy
Perpetrator: Raven Gibbons (Mother)
Source: Mother charged with murder

*+Becht, Michael, Jr
(Died July 6, 2009, Age 10)
Cause of death: Murder (Poisoning)
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: Patricia Ann Becht (Mother)
Source: Michael Becht Jr.

*Weidner, Meah
(Died July 7, 2009, Age 10)
Cause of death: Murder; fatal child abuse
Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user, probably quadriplegia
Perpetrator: David “Tony” Tyre (Mother’s boyfriend)
Source: Child’s death stuns friends in Carolina Miracle League

Pillay, Preshendra
(Died July 8, 2009, Age 40)
Cause of death: Murder (Assault/Robbery)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Disability: Developmental disability
Perpetrator: Sean Luther Reaugh
Source: Violent offender to reside in Edmonton after serving six-year manslaughter sentence

*Williams, Parion
(Died July 9, 2009, Age 16 months)
Cause of death: Medical neglect
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Disability: Cerebral palsy, congenital syphillis
Perpetrator: Mandisa Randolph (Mother)
Source: Woman failed to seek treatment for baby who died, complaint says

*+Kopystenski, Giovanni
(Died July 21, 2009, Age 5)
Cause of death: Father left a gun out with the boy in the car; Giovanni shot himself.
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: Alex Kopystenski (Father)
Source: Giovanni Kopystenski

*Billis, Charles
(Died July 22, 2009, Age 57)
Cause of death: Murder (Intentional car crash)
Location: Charleston, Orleans County, Vermont, USA
Disability: Legally blind
Perpetrator: Christine Billis (Wife)
Source: Christine BILLIS

*Eitzen, Peter
(Died July 26, 2009, Age 16)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbing)
Location: Mount Barker, South Australia, Australia
Disability: Developmental disability
Perpetrator: Beverley May Eitzen (Mother)
Source: Mother freed over disabled son's killing

Haynes, Darlene
(Died July 27, 2009, Age 23)
Cause of death: Blunt force trauma to the head; fetus cut out of uterus. The baby survived.
Location: Worcester, Maryland, USA
Disability: Developmental disability
Perpetrator: Julia Corey
Source: U.S. Mom-to-Be Darlene Haynes Killed, Cops Search for Her Fetus

Vernon, Henry David
(Died July 29, 2009, Age 55)
Cause of death: Hyperthermia
Location: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Disability: deaf, developmentally disabled, mentally ill
Perpetrator: David’s group home
Source: Justice for his brother

+Cline, Christopher
(Died July 31, 2009, Age 35)
Cause of death: Medical neglect
Location: Huntington, West Virginia, USA
Disability: Autism, Developmental disability
Perpetrator: Autism Services Center aide Joey Cutler
Source: Christopher Cline

*+Alvarez, Lindsey Angela
(Died August 4, 2009, Age 4)
Cause of death: Salt poisoning
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: Unsolved; probably a family member
Source: Lindsey Angela Alvarez

Lloyd, Robena May
(Died August 5, 2009, Age 58)
Cause of death: Medical neglect (Either sepsis or neuroleptic malignant syndrome); sent home from hospital despite abnormal test results
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Disability: Developmental disability, Schizophrenia
Perpetrator: Angliss Hospital
Source: Coroners Court rejects Boronia woman’s bid to reopen investigation into her sister’s death

Neely, Terry
(Died August 5, 2009, Age 46)
Cause of death: Torture-Murder
Location: Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Disability: Wheelchair user
Perpetrator: Angela M. Simpson (Neighbor)
Source: Angela M. SIMPSON

Sita, Muanda
(Died Sometime in the month before August 6, 2009, Age 4)
Cause of death: Murder (Dismembered)
Location: Madilana village, Bariadi district, Shinyanga, Tanzania
Disability: Albinism
Perpetrator: Unsolved
Source: Dar told: Resume trials of albino killers

+Fulton, John
(Died August 15, 2009, Age 12)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbing)
Location: Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: Kimberly Ruth Noyes (Neighbor)
Source: John Fulton

!Whetstone, Patrick John “PJ”
(Died August 22, 2009, Age 25)
Cause of death: Murder (Strangled by fellow inmate)
Location: Haddon, Indiana, USA
Disability: Bipolar disorder
Perpetrator: Luis Silveria
Source: A fight for answers

*Bashir, Asher
(Died August 23, 2009, Age 4)
Cause of death: Negligent homicide (Drowning; lack of supervision)
Location: Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Disability: Developmental disability
Perpetrator: Nadia Bashir (Mother)
Source: Woman found guilty in ’09 drowning death of son, 4

Toler, Michael
(Died August 29, 2009, Age 19)
Cause of death: Murdered for his prescription medication; family murdered because they were witnesses
Location: Glynn County, Georgia, USA
Disability: Down syndrome
Perpetrator: Guy Heinze Jr.
Source: Guy HEINZE Jr.

Wolf, Lauren
(Died September 7, 2009, Age 56)
Cause of death: Negligence; choked while staff did nothing to help her
Location: Milton, Maryland, USA
Disability: Mentally disabled
Perpetrator: Annie Kwankam (Group home staff)
Source: Former Milton caregiver pleads guilty to felony

Maines, Barbara
(Died September 11, 2009, Age 31)
Cause of death: Untreated injury from car accident
Location: Berwick, Pennsylvania, USA
Disability: Cerebral palsy
Perpetrator: Hope Enterprises
Source: Estate is awarded $3 million in death

*Avenall, Charlotte
(Died September 12, 2009, Age 8)
Cause of death: Accidental hanging (Neglect/Abuse)
Location: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Disability: Developmental disability
Perpetrator: Simon and Susan Moody (Parents)
Source: Eight-year-old dies in most squalid conditions police have ever seen

*Lauberts, David
(Died September 15, 2009, Age 50)
Cause of death: Neglect; infected bedsores
Location: Greeley, Colorado, USA
Disability: Unspecified
Perpetrator: James Lauberts (Brother)
Source: Greeley man arrested after brother’s death

*Churchill, Christopher Justin
(Died September 18, 2009, Age 33)
Cause of death: Neglect (Malnutrition)
Location: Frankfort, Kentucky, USA
Disability: Developmental disability
Perpetrator: Candy Lawson (Adoptive sister)
Source: State police to review investigation of disabled man’s death in 2009

Barrow, Elizabeth
(Died September 24, 2009, Age 100)
Cause of death: Murder (Suffocated with plastic bag)
Location: Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA
Disability: Unspecified; Nursing home resident
Perpetrator: Laura Lundquist (Roommate)
Source: Laura Lundquist, 98, indicted in strangling of nursing home roommate Elizabeth Barrow, 100

Anderson, Robin & Unborn Son
(Died September 26, 2009, Age 33)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed; domestic violence)
Location: Spokane, Washington, USA
Disability: Developmental disability
Perpetrator: Robbie Bishop (Ex-boyfriend; not tried because of his own Developmental disability)
Source: Victim’s family speaks for first time after stabbing death

*+Bostick, Jeremy
(Died September 27, 2009, Age 11)
Cause of death: Murder-suicide (Carbon monoxide poisoning)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: Jeffrey Bostick (Father)
Source: Jeremy Bostick

+Helmlinger, Chris
(Died September 27, 2009, Age 24)
Cause of death: Murder (Shooting); killed for his identity
Location: Berryville, Arkansas, USA
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: Evin Davis Jr. (Co-worker) and Melissa Irene Davis
Source: Chris Helmlinger

*Bourke, Timothy
(Died October 4, 2009, Age 49)
Cause of death: Murder (Shot)
Location: Whanganui, Manawatu, New Zealand
Disability: Depression
Perpetrator: David Bourke (Brother)
Source: David Bourke guilty of manslaughter, not murder

+McLaughlin, James
(Died October 5, 2009, Age 20)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed)
Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: Unsolved
Source: James McLaughlin

+!Varinecz, Trevor
(Died October 16, 2009, Age 16)
Cause of death: Suicide by cop
Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: n/a
Source: Trevor Varinecz

+Long, Tyler
(Died October 17, 2009, Age 17)
Cause of death: Suicide (related to bullying)
Location: Murray County, Georgia, USA
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: n/a
Source: Tyler Long

Hernandez, Eliazar
(Died October 20, 2009, Age 16)
Cause of death: Murder (Drive-by shooting; not intended victim)
Location: Modesto, California, USA
Disability: Down syndrome
Perpetrator: Richard Maurice Jolly
Source: Mom: Boy wasn’t part of dispute

Elikana, Gasper
(Died October 21, 2009, Age 10)
Cause of death: Murder (Decapitated)
Location: Geita, Mwanza, Tanzania
Disability: Albinism
Perpetrator: Albino hunters
Source: Through albino eyes: The plight of albino people in Africa’s Great Lakes region and a Red Cross response – Advocacy report

!Cucchi, Stefano
(Died October 22, 2009, Age 31)
Cause of death: Death in police custody; beating/malnutrition, ruled due to SUDEP
Location: Rome, Italy
Disability: Epilepsy
Perpetrator: Staff at Regina Coeli prison
Source: An agonising death in custody that shames Italy

Frank, Steven A.
(Died October 24, 2009, Age 47)
Cause of death: Medical Neglect (Untreated constipation; infection)
Location: Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA
Disability: Schizophrenia
Perpetrator: South Florida State Hospital staff
Source: In State Care, 1,200 Deaths and Few Answers

*+Khor, Tony
(Died October 25, 2009, Age 15)
Cause of death: Murder (Strangled)
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: Seow Cheng Sim (Mother)
Source: Tony Khor

*+Hildebrand, Walter, Jr
(Died November 1, 2009, Age 20)
Cause of death: Abuse/neglect
Location: Willows, California, USA
Disability: Autism, epilepsy
Perpetrator: Stuart Allen Hildebrand (Brother)
Source: Walter Hildebrand Jr.

!Munro, Jeff
(Died November 7, 2009, Age 32)
Cause of death: Murder (beaten to death)
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Disability: Schizophrenia
Perpetrator: Campbell, cellmate in jail psychiatric unit
Source: Toronto dancer killed over a bag of chips

*+Duque, Fabian
(Died November 9, 2009, Age 16)
Cause of death: Murder-suicide (Gunshot)
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: Segundo Duque (Father)
Source: Fabian Duque

*Rainville, Marie-Nicole
(Died November 12, 2009, Age 71)
Cause of death: Gunshot
Location: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Disability: Stroke
Perpetrator: Jacques Delisle (Husband)
Source: Destroyed, but not guilty,’ says judge accused of murdering his wife

*Gagnon, Betty Anne
(Died November 20, 2009, Age 48)
Cause of death: Abuse, Neglect; blow to the head
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Disability: Developmental disability
Perpetrator: Denise and Michael Scriven (Sister and her husband)
Source: Justice for Betty Anne Gagnon

*Moore, Kelsey
(Died December 13, 2009, Age 13)
Cause of death: Murder-suicide
Location: Madison County, Kentucky, USA
Disability: Angelman syndrome
Perpetrator: Richard Moore (Father)
Source: Father let truck run to kill self, daughter

Garcia, Ronal
(Died December 19, 2009, Age 51)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed)
Location: New York City, New York, USA
Disability: Wheelchair user
Perpetrator: Felipe Rivera-Cruz (Fellow shelter resident)
Source: EXCLUSIVE: East Village shelter agrees to pay $1.2M to family of wheelchair-bound resident who was fatally stabbed

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