7/16/2017

!Adams, Dennis
(Died November 4, 2011, Age 58)
Cause of death: Suicide (Denied mental health treatment, inadequate supervision in jail)
Location: Taylorville, Illinois, USA
Disability: Mental illness
Perpetrator: Christian County Jail staff
Source: Suicidal inmate’s family sues Christian County

*(Female), (Unknown)
(Died October 2013, Age 83)
Cause of death: Pneumonia; Neglect (Starvation, medical neglect)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Disability: Stroke, dementia, mental illness, epilepsy
Perpetrator: Her 50-year-old son and his 44-year-old wife
Source: Son and daughter-in-law to stand trial for mother’s horrific death

Bell, Kristi
(Died July 31, 2015, Age 45)
Cause of death: Negligence (Choking; choking-prevention taken off care plan; inadequate supervision)
Location: Joliet, Illinois, USA
Disability: Cerebral palsy, developmental disability, group home resident
Perpetrator: Staff at Little Friends group home
Source: Brussels Sprout Caused Disabled Woman To Die: Lawsuit

Moreland, Lois
(Died March 22, 2016, Age 88)
Cause of death: Negligence (Left alone in bathtub for 8 hours)
Location: Florissant, Missouri, USA
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease
Perpetrator: St. Sophia Health & Rehabilitation Center staff
Source: Florissant nursing home patient with Alzheimer’s dies after being left in tub for 8 hours, lawsuit claims

Blackwell, James “Jim”
(Died July 14, 2016, Age 75)
Cause of death: Neglect (Did not call 911 or attempt CPR when he stopped breathing, despite orders to provide these if necessary)
Location: University Place, Washington, USA
Disability: Dementia, lung disease, diabetes
Perpetrator: Hearthside Manor staff
Source: He moved to a care facility, and died 36 hours later on a mattress in the lobby

!Chrisjohn, Debra
(Died September 7, 2016, Age 39)
Cause of death: Medical neglect
Location: Oneida Nation of the Thames, Ontario, Canada
Disability: Mental illness
Perpetrator: Mark McKillop and Nicholas Doering (Police)
Source: Family of Indigenous woman who died in police custody speaks out after SIU charges

Savage, Kelly
(Died May 17, 2017, Age 27)
Cause of death: Deep vein thrombosis, causing heart attack, from being restrained for 10 days
Location: Yamato, Japan
Disability: Bipolar disorder
Perpetrator: Yamato Municipal Hospital staff
Source: New Zealand man died after being tied to bed in Japanese hospital, says family

*Johnson, William
(Died July 11, 2017, Age 72)
Cause of death: Murder (Beaten to death)
Location: Glendale, Arizona, USA
Disability: Disabled veteran; wheelchair user
Perpetrator: Heath Allen McConkey (Stepson)
Source: Glendale man allegedly beat disabled stepdad to death

+(Male), (Unknown)
(Died July 13, 2017, Age 19)
Cause of death: Heat stroke (Left in hot van)
Location: Ageo, Japan
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: Staff at Cosmos Earth
Source: Mentally disabled man dies after being left in car in hot weather

*+(n/a), Palak
(Died July 15, 2017, Age 14)
Cause of death: Murder (Hanged)
Location: Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: Mukesh Kumar (Father)
Source: Man kills autistic daughter, hangs self

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