10/14/2017

*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?

!Webb, Robert Allen
(Died August 4, 2011, Age 50)
Cause of death: Long-term exposure to hot temperatures in prison; heat stroke
Location: Rusk, Texas, USA
Disability: Developmental disability
Perpetrator: Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hodge Unit
Source: Dying of Heat Stroke in Texas Prisons

Sample, Evelyn
(Died November 15, 2014, Age 89)
Cause of death: Aspiration/suffocation; left to lie flat despite feeding tube requirement to be propped up.
Location: Cleveland, Tennessee, USA
Disability: Disabled elder; heart disease; nursing home resident
Perpetrator: Staff at Life Care
Source: Estate of Evelyn Sample v. Life Care Centers of America, Inc., Et Al.

!Martinez, Luis Molina
(Died April 21, 2015, Age 35)
Cause of death: Police shooting
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Disability: Mental illness; suicidal crisis; wheelchair user (recovering from broken hip due to previous suicide attempt)
Perpetrator: Police
Source: Los Angeles to Pay $1.9M in Allegedly Suicidal Man’s Police Shooting Death

!Phuong, Joseph
(Died June 5, 2015, Age 32)
Cause of death: Restraint-related; “heart attack”
Location: London, England, UK
Disability: Schizophrenia
Perpetrator: Police
Source: Sister of UK man who died in custody hits out over mental health services

Rosier, Elvin
(Died December 22, 2015, Age 86)
Cause of death: Neglect (Pressure sores, falls)
Location: Logansport, Indiana, USA
Disability: Elder nursing home resident
Perpetrator: Staff at Chase Center
Source: Logan nursing home accused of negligence, wrongful death

Farruggio, Theresa
(Died January 7, 2016, Age 79)
Cause of death: Neglect (Untreated urinary tract infection, kidney failure)
Location: Syracuse, New York, USA
Disability: Elder nursing home resident, mobility impaired
Perpetrator: Staff at James Square Health and Rehabilitation Centre
Source: Syracuse nursing home left residents lying in urine, feces, lawsuit says

*Ahmed, Inaya
(Died April 20, 2016, Age 14 months)
Cause of death: Suffocation, shaking
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Disability: Prematurity, feeding difficulties
Perpetrator: Sadia Ahmed (Mother)
Source: Toddler murder trial told of screams at Glasgow house

*Scully-Hicks, Elsie
(Died May 29, 2016, Age 18 months)
Cause of death: Fatal abuse (Beating)
Location: Llandaff, Wales, UK
Disability: Developmental delay
Perpetrator: Matthew Scully-Hicks (Adoptive father)
Source: Murder accused described girl as ‘Satan dressed in baby grow’, court told

!Waterman Montoya, Sheila T.
(Died July 20, 2016, Age 42)
Cause of death: Neglect (Untreated bedsores, infected chest port); delayed breast cancer diagnosis
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Disability: Breast cancer
Perpetrator: New Mexico Women’s Correctional Facility staff
Source: Family of woman who died in prison files suit

Lucas, Violet
(Died April 7, 2017, Age 79)
Cause of death: Suffocated; wedged between mattress and bed rail; negligence (Alarms not set properly, mattress not compatible with bed railing system)
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Disability: Diabetes, stroke, mobility impaired
Perpetrator: Staff at Extendicare Laurier Manor
Source: She died at a home-term care home in Ottawa. Her family wants to know why

King, Joseph
(Died June 15, 2017, Age 29)
Cause of death: Restraint-related
Location: Bristol, Connecticut, USA
Disability: Down syndrome
Perpetrator: Group home staff
Source: Restraint Death In Bristol Group Home Ruled Homicide

+Holliman, Christopher
(Died June 18, 2017, Age 24)
Cause of death: Murder, along with his parents (Home invasion)
Location: Brunswick, Georgia, USA
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: Roger Owens
Source: Brunswick triple murder: Authorities offer $10,000 reward for arrest in slaying of family

Penn, Audrey
(Died September 18, 2017 (Body identified); missing August 23, 2017, Age 77)
Cause of death: Neglect (Wandering; died of exposure; staff waited 90 minutes to alert a supervisor and start searching for her)
Location: Lower Macungie Township, Pennsylvania, USA
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease
Perpetrator: Staff at Woodland Terrace at the Oaks
Source: Nursing home loses license after patient wanders away, dies

Doherty, Kevin Allan
(Died October 6, 2017, Age 57)
Cause of death: Hit-and-run
Location: Florence, Alabama, USA
Disability: Wheelchair user
Perpetrator: Christina Marie Carroll
Source: Woman arrested in fatal hit-and-run of man in wheelchair

Abdulrahman, Adan
(Died October 8, 2017, Age 13)
Cause of death: Fall from wheelchair; pneumonia, infection, due to homelessness; died because his refugee family was unable to find accommodation
Location: Bolzano, Italy
Disability: Muscular dystrophy
Perpetrator: Authorities in Bolzano, Italy
Source: Father of disabled Iraqi boy who died in Italy speaks of flaws in migration system

*Liu, (Unknown)
(Died October 8, 2017, Age 77)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed)
Location: Kwai Chung, Hong Kong
Disability: Chronic illness
Perpetrator: Mr. Lee (Son)
Source: Suicide bid of son fails as mom found hacked dead

Andrade, Francesca
(Died October 9, 2017, Age 95)
Cause of death: Heat stroke due to electricity loss after hurricane; generator not set up to maintain A/C; multiple safety violations
Location: Hollywood Hills, Florida, USA
Disability: Elder nursing home resident
Perpetrator: Staff/Administration of Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills
Source: The Latest: 14th death from nursing home hurricane blackout

Franco, Cecelia
(Died October 9, 2017, Age 90)
Cause of death: Heat stroke due to electricity loss after hurricane; generator not set up to maintain A/C; multiple safety violations
Location: Hollywood Hills, Florida, USA
Disability: Elder nursing home resident
Perpetrator: Staff/Administration of Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills
Source: The Latest: 14th death from nursing home hurricane blackout

!Whitsett, Jordan Laron
(Died October 13, 2017, Age 20)
Cause of death: Murder (Beaten)
Location: Panama City, Florida, USA
Disability: Congenital heart disease, developmental disability
Perpetrator: Deanthony Marshun Dinkins (Cellmate)
Source: BCSO: Jail beating ruled homicide

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