3/21/2018

Lynn, Dianna
(Died July 15, 1980, Age 20)
Cause of death: Murder (Strangled)
Location: Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
Disability: Cerebral palsy
Perpetrator: Charles Michael Brewer
Source: Brewer v. State

*Hughes, Steven Paul
(Died June 1, 1982, Age 2)
Cause of death: Medical neglect (Untreated pneumonia)
Location: Boise, Idaho, USA
Disability: Spina bifida
Perpetrator: William Hughes (Father) and his mother
Source: Idahoans protest faith healing exemptions in Boise

Taschuk, Candace
(Died October 8, 1983, Age Newborn)
Cause of death: Murder (Poisoned with morphine)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Disability: Perinatal brain damage
Perpetrator: Dr. Nachum Gal
Source: An Israeli doctor said Saturday he was shocked to…

*Simon, Dale
(Died September 11, 1987, Age 68)
Cause of death: Murder (Bludgeoned)
Location: Shropshire, England, UK
Disability: Partially blind
Perpetrator: Unsolved; Susan de Stempel (ex-wife) acquitted
Source: CRIME HISTORY: Baroness was cleared of murder but guilty of stealing £1million from elderly great aunt

Graham, Mary
(Died October 15, 1991, Age 70)
Cause of death: Murder (Lethal injection (Potassium chloride))
Location: Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Disability: Terminal cancer
Perpetrator: Dr. Alberto de la Rocha (Doctor at St. Mary’s General Hospital)
Source: Robert Latimer: Justice gone awry

*Nazar, James
(Died January 23, 1992, Age Adult)
Cause of death: Murder (Shooting)
Location: Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada
Disability: Quadriplegic
Perpetrator: John Nazar (Father)
Source: Remembering…

*Myers, Layton
(Died May 15, 1993, Age 67)
Cause of death: Murder (Smothered with pillow)
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Disability: Terminal cancer
Perpetrator: Michael Power (Daughter’s common-law husband) and Cheryl Myers (Daughter)
Source: Of Life and Death – Final Report

*Halpin, Andrea
(Died November 21, 1996, Age 35)
Cause of death: Murder-suicide (Shot)
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Disability: Intellectual disability
Perpetrator: Bernard Halpin (Father)
Source: Andrea Halpin Murdered by Father

Byerley, Jennifer
(Died March 12, 1998, Age 22)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed/Strangled)
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Disability: Deaf
Perpetrator: Unsolved; Douglas Franklin Jordan Jr was acquitted
Source: Appeals court breathes life into Blount wrongful conviction lawsuit over 1998 murder case

*Orlikova, Lenka
(Died August 29, 1998, Age 14)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed)
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Disability: Brain damage from meningitis
Perpetrator: Oto Orlik (Father)
Source: Family wants to see accused dad

*Moar, Cory Clifford
(Died December 11, 1998, Age 29)
Cause of death: Abuse (Pulmonary embolism, secondary to injuries from a year or more of beatings)
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Disability: Intellectual disability, mild hearing loss
Perpetrator: Eli Pruden (Half-brother) and Linda Pruden (Sister-in-law)
Source: In the matter of the fatality inquiry act and in the matter of Cory Moar

*Lerner, Jenny
(Died July 14, 2000, Age 73)
Cause of death: Murder (Suffocated with a plastic bag)
Location: Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Canada
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease (Early)
Perpetrator: Herbert Lerner (Husband)
Source: Herbert Lerner accusé du meurtre de sa femme

*D’Auteuil, Clothilde
(Died July 21, 2002, Age 78)
Cause of death: Murder (Strangled)
Location: Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease
Perpetrator: Alain Quimper (Son)
Source: Un homme de 46 ans est accusé du meurtre de sa mère

*Jaworski, Sophie
(Died May 8, 2004, Age 83)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed)
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease, colon cancer
Perpetrator: Tony Jaworski (Husband)
Source: Senior gets probation for stabbing sick wife

*Dreager, Karen
(Died August 31, 2004, Age 35)
Cause of death: Neglect (Starvation, untended bedsores)
Location: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
Disability: Cerebral palsy
Perpetrator: Paul McMahon (Brother-in-law), Debra McMahon (Adoptive sister), and Kimberly McMahon (Niece)
Source: Murder charges for family in Oak Ridge starvation case

*Walborn, Dylan
(Died November 11, 2005, Age 4)
Cause of death: Medical neglect (Withdrawal of feeding tube)
Location: Thornton, Colorado, USA
Disability: Perinatal brain damage
Perpetrator: Kerri Bruning (Mother) and Dave Walborn (Father)
Source: Letting go: Dylan’s last days

+Martin, Samantha Lauren
(Died December 3, 2006, Age 13)
Cause of death: Medical neglect (Fatal seizure; foster caregivers did not have the resources to deal with her medical needs)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Disability: Tetrasomy 18p Syndrome, Autism and Epilepsy
Perpetrator: Canadian government
Source: Samantha’s Law

*Grupstein, Sarah
(Died September 19, 2007, Age 84)
Cause of death: Murder-suicide (Shooting)
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Disability: Stroke, mobility impaired (Wheelchair user), diabetes, heart disease
Perpetrator: Percy Stein (Son)
Source: Cancer-stricken man commits murder-suicide

Thomas, Charal “Ra Ra”
(Died February 28, 2011, Age 32)
Cause of death: Police shooting
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Disability: Leg amputee
Perpetrator: Jon Preston Romer Jr. (Police)
Source: Fort Worth police officer indicted on charge of lying about hitting suspect during arrest

Walko, Marie H.
(Died March 16, 2011, Age 87)
Cause of death: Medical neglect (Symptoms of failing health ignored until it was too late to treat)
Location: Monessen, Pennsylvania, USA
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease
Perpetrator: Hallsworth House personal care home
Source: Monessen care home sued by deceased woman’s family

*Goodman, Alan
(Died April 17, 2012, Age 80)
Cause of death: Murder or Accident (Beaten with coffee cup/Fell down stairs)
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Disability: Diabetes, legally blind
Perpetrator: Lois Goodman (Wife, acquitted)
Source: The Alan Goodman Murder Case

*Brooks, Timothy James
(Died August 8, 2012, Age 52)
Cause of death: Murder (Shot; disguised as suicide)
Location: Marlow, Oklahoma, USA
Disability: Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia
Perpetrator: James Kyle Brooks (Son)
Source: Charge: Man killed Marlow dad, tried to make it look like a suicide

Perry, Dennis
(Died September 27, 2013, Age 64)
Cause of death: Murder (Beating)
Location: Templeton, Massachusetts, USA
Disability: Developmental disability
Perpetrator: Anthony Remillard, fellow resident at Templeton Developmental Center
Source: Man charged in fatal assault at Templeton Developmental Center

Howard, Miranda Robyn
(Died November 27, 2013, Age 22)
Cause of death: Suicide/Neglect (Denied evidence-based treatment or psychotherapy; left alone with medication while suicidal; died from overdose of prescription drugs)
Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Disability: Borderline Personality Disorder
Perpetrator: Fullarton Private Hospital staff
Source: Adequate services could have prevented deaths of two Adelaide women: Coroner

Ibbetson, Michael
(Died February 15, 2015, Age 83)
Cause of death: Negligence (Cellar door left unsecured; fell down flight of stairs, causing fatal skull fracture)
Location: West Felton, England, UK
Disability: Elder nursing home resident
Perpetrator: The Court nursing home staff
Source: Pensioner’s care home fall death was an accident court told

Godward, Ken
(Died March 1, 2015, Age 76)
Cause of death: Murder (Beaten with cane)
Location: Leeds, England, UK
Disability: Unspecified; patient on diabetes ward
Perpetrator: Harry Bosomworth (Fellow patient at St. James’s University Hospital)
Source: Leeds hospital ward killings revealed in report

Lamb, Roger
(Died March 1, 2015, Age 79)
Cause of death: Murder (Beaten with cane)
Location: Leeds, England, UK
Disability: Unspecified; patient on diabetes ward
Perpetrator: Harry Bosomworth (Fellow patient at St. James’s University Hospital)
Source: Leeds hospital ward killings revealed in report

McPherson-Smith, Aurora
(Died July 1, 2015, Age 18)
Cause of death: Suicide/Neglect (Denied evidence-based treatment or psychotherapy; died from multiple organ failure)
Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Disability: Borderline Personality Disorder
Perpetrator: Donna Broadhurst (Therapist), Cathy Ludbrook (Physician)
Source: Adequate services could have prevented deaths of two Adelaide women: Coroner

+Richards, Robin
(Died July 3, 2015, Age 33)
Cause of death: Suicide/Neglect (Hanging; inadequate services, risk assessment, supervision)
Location: Somerset, England, UK
Disability: Asperger syndrome and mental illness
Perpetrator: Highbridge Court care home
Source: Coroner to raise concerns on lack of care provision for people with Asperger’s

!Togatuki, Junior Fenika T.
(Died September 12, 2015, Age 23)
Cause of death: Suicide/Neglect (Died after attempting suicide, calling for help, and being ignored for 11 hours)
Location: Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Disability: Mental illness causing psychosis
Perpetrator: Goulburn High-Risk Management Correctional Centre staff
Source: Inquest into Kiwi’s NSW jail death

W, Vanessa
(Died January 2, 2016, Age 25)
Cause of death: Abuse (Internal injuries from being trampled during “exorcism”)
Location: Wagenhausen, Thurgau, Germany
Disability: Cognitive disability
Perpetrator: Her father
Source: Gericht verurteilt Klaus S. (50) zu 9 Jahren Haft

*Nauck, Tanner
(Died January 4, 2016, Age 4 months)
Cause of death: Unknown suspicious death (Father suspected of killing Tanner after being arrested for killing another of his sons)
Location: Lacombe, Louisiana, USA
Disability: Congenital heart disease
Perpetrator: Corey Nauck (Father)
Source: Baby’s cause of death reclassified after father arrested for killing other child

*Ridley, Dwight Carrington
(Died January 11, 2016, Age 59)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed)
Location: Carson, Virginia, USA
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user
Perpetrator: Daryl Ridley (Nephew)
Source: Mental Health and Murder: Why man with ’emotional demons’ walked free

*Okula, Ethan
(Died February 10, 2016, Age 10)
Cause of death: Medical neglect (Symptoms of gastric blockage ignored)
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Disability: Intellectual disability, hearing impaired, vision impaired, chronic illness including a bowel condition
Perpetrator: Denise Alston (Foster mother) and Carol Fletcher (Foster mother)
Source: Couple who left 10-year-old foster kid dying on couch charged

!Greene, David, Jr
(Died February 22, 2016, Age 38)
Cause of death: Police shooting (Holding machete, which he dropped when ordered to do so; tried to drive away, crashed his truck, and was shot by police)
Location: Mission, Texas, USA
Disability: Mental illness
Perpetrator: Jorge Cabrera, Sean De La Rosa, and Javier Lara (Police)
Source: Pre-trial date set for three Mission officers named in wrongful death lawsuit

Willhite, Robert
(Died July 24, 2016, Age 82)
Cause of death: Murder (Beaten to death; home invasion)
Location: Swedeborg, Missouri, USA
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user
Perpetrator: Shawn Green
Source: Pulaski County’s Most Notorious: Murders

+McCulloch, Colette
(Died July 28, 2016, Age 33)
Cause of death: Suicide/Neglect (Inadequate treatment; refused evaluation after suicide attempt; committed suicide by stepping into highway traffic)
Location: Bedford, England, UK
Disability: Autism, anorexia, OCD
Perpetrator: Milton Park Therapeutic Campus staff & administration; NHS
Source: Parents seek ‘full and fearless’ inquest into death of daughter

Fahey, Alan
(Died October 25, 2016, Age 66)
Cause of death: Murder (Beaten during fight; died from heart attack)
Location: Brockville, New Zealand
Disability: Chronic heart and lung disease
Perpetrator: Jason Karl Blackler (Friend)
Source: Dunedin man found guilty over friend’s death

!Forster, Michael
(Died November 19, 2016, Age 26)
Cause of death: Suicide/Neglect (Died from suicide after being denied mental health care in jail)
Location: Leicester, England, UK
Disability: Mental illness
Perpetrator: Welford Road jail staff
Source: ‘Neglected’ Leicester prisoner hangs himself after leaving goodbye letters for family

Trujillo, Vilma
(Died Fbruary 28, 2017, Age 25)
Cause of death: Murder (Starved and burned during an exorcism; died of pulmonary edema secondary to burns)
Location: El Cortezal, Nicaragua
Disability: Mental illness
Perpetrator: Tomasa Rocha Romero, Esneyda Orozco Téllez, Juan Rocha (Pastor), Franklin Jarquín and Pedro José Rocha Romero
Source: The ‘exorcism’ that turned into murder

*Duncan, Judson
(Died March 19, 2017, Age 21)
Cause of death: Murder (Car crash)
Location: Antlers, Oklahoma, USA
Disability: Unspecified
Perpetrator: Carl Duncan (Father)
Source: Oklahoma man sentenced to prison for murder after disabled son dies in car crash

Dreyer, Eugene
(Died April 23, 2017, Age 81)
Cause of death: Negligence (Improperly buckled into airline seat; flew from his seat when the airline braked, causing injuries that were eventually fatal)
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Disability: Mobility impaired due to polio (Wheelchair user)
Perpetrator: Southwest Airlines employees
Source: Lawsuit: Southwest staff didn’t properly buckle disabled man, causing injury, death

Daulton, Sicely
(Died June 26, 2017, Age 75)
Cause of death: Negligence (Left alone in shower; a fall caused worsening health until her death)
Location: Kokomo, Indiana, USA
Disability: Leg amputee, elder nursing home resident
Perpetrator: Aperion Care Kokomo staff
Source: Aperion Care Kokomo hit with another wrongful death suit

Bacon, Mary
(Died July 5, 2017, Age 95)
Cause of death: Negligence (Head injury during fall from improperly fitted, inappropriately chosen lift)
Location: Llandudno Junction, Wales, UK
Disability: Dementia
Perpetrator: Sue Rumens and Jill Harrison (Staff at Bryn Marl nursing home)
Source: Dementia patient, 95, died weeks after head injury in fall out of sling

Magee, Shannon
(Died August 29, 2017, Age 35)
Cause of death: Unexplained suspicious death (Possibly restraint-related/suffocation)
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Disability: Down syndrome
Perpetrator: Harmony Center staff
Source: Harmony Center in Baton Rouge hit with wrongful death lawsuit

!Fackender, Ian
(Died August 30, 2017, Age 47)
Cause of death: Police shooting
Location: Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Disability: Schizophrenia
Perpetrator: NSW Police
Source: Kelso shooting victim Ian Fackender remembered as a ‘loving’ father and son

+Klumper, Joshua
(Died September 16, 2017, Age 17)
Cause of death: Suicide/Neglect (Inadequate treatment; suicidal ideation dismissed; put in isolation rather than given treatment during previous suicidal crisis; triaged low-priority during suicidal crisis)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Disability: Asperger syndrome
Perpetrator: n/a; Gold Coast University Hospital emergency department staff
Source: Mother wins battle to have teenage son’s death investigated by coroner

Hutchinson, David
(Died September 19, 2017, Age 36)
Cause of death: Murder (Hit with concrete block)
Location: Kingston, Jamaica
Disability: Intellectual disability
Perpetrator: Andrew Lindsay
Source: Angry father accused of killing mentally challenged man with concrete block

Kleehammer, Christopher Allan
(Died September 20, 2017, Age 48)
Cause of death: Murder (Beaten to death)
Location: Traverse City, Michigan, USA
Disability: Unspecified
Perpetrator: Dallas David Walker (Neighbor)
Source: Trial begins in murder case

Starnes, Nancy
(Died September 22, 2017, Age 80)
Cause of death: Multiple murder (Shooting, during home invasion)
Location: Isle of Wight, England, UK
Disability: Mobility impaired; used a walker
Perpetrator: Kareem Mitchell
Source: Capital murder charge sought in Isle of Wight double homicide

Hings, Jane
(Died September 24, 2017, Age 72)
Cause of death: Murder (Raped/home invasion)
Location: Fleckney, England, UK
Disability: Frail elder
Perpetrator: Craig Keogh
Source: Jane Hings trial: Craig Keogh jailed for rape and murder

Guerin, Serge-Andre
(Died October 3, 2017, Age 73)
Cause of death: Murder (Punched, causing heart attack)
Location: Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Disability: Unspecified; nursing home resident
Perpetrator: Fellow patient at Argyll Pavilion; known history of violence
Source: Sherbrooke man, 73, ‘probably’ died from attack by fellow patient, coroner finds

(Female), (Unknown)
(Died October 24, 2017, Age Unknown)
Cause of death: Medical neglect (Worsening condition ignored; died from ovarian cancer)
Location: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Disability: Ovarian cancer; nursing home resident
Perpetrator: Ashton Place care home staff
Source: Neglect at Tennessee nursing home led to patients’ harm — including death, inspectors find

*(Male), (Unknown)
(Died November 9, 2017, Age 63)
Cause of death: Murder (Arson)
Location: Kangasala, Finland
Disability: Intellectual disability
Perpetrator: Lilya Ingalsuo (Relative)
Source: 30-vuotiaalle naiselle syyte kahdesta murhasta – äiti ja poika kuolivat rajussa tulipalossa Kangasalla

*(Female), (Unknown)
(Died November 10, 2017, Age 83)
Cause of death: Murder (Arson)
Location: Kangasala, Finland
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user
Perpetrator: Lilya Ingalsuo (Relative)
Source: Woman charged in double arson murder

Paluszak, Charlotte “Lottie”
(Died November 11, 2017, Age 84)
Cause of death: Unknown suspicious death (Overdose of morphine and midazolam; Charlotte is one of five suspicious deaths at the nursing home)
Location: Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Disability: Dementia, diabetes
Perpetrator: Unknown; possibly one or more nurses at Carinity Fairfield Grange nursing home
Source: Sacked nurse did ‘happy dance’ at aged care resident’s funeral

Smith, Tremane Tadarius
(Died December 8, 2017, Age 23)
Cause of death: Murder (Beaten)
Location: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Disability: TBI from previous gunshot to the head
Perpetrator: Unsolved
Source: Family takes disabled man who was severely beaten off life support

Bundow, Elizabeth
(Died December 11, 2017, Age 92)
Cause of death: Neglect (Abandoned by staff during wildfire; died from the effects of a broken hip and other injuries during hurried evacuation by family)
Location: Santa Rosa, California, USA
Disability: Dementia, blindness, mobility impaired
Perpetrator: Villa Capri staff
Source: Gullixson: Were the bedridden residents of Villa Capri really at fault?

*(n/a), Saniya
(Died December 18, 2017, Age 11)
Cause of death: Medical neglect (Suffocated during exorcism meant to cure her disability)
Location: Manvelpada, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Disability: Digestive disorder
Perpetrator: Meenakshi Bhekere (Father) and Ambaji (Mother) and her aunt
Source: Mother in Mumbai tries black magic to cure 11-year-old daughter, kills her instead

White, Anne Elizabeth
(Died December 20, 2017, Age 37)
Cause of death: Medical neglect (Alcohol withdrawal; hospital was not equipped to treat, but did not transfer her for treatment)
Location: Yankton, South Dakota, USA
Disability: Depression, alcoholism
Perpetrator: Human Services Center staff
Source: Why did Anne Elizabeth White die at the state-run psychiatric hospital?

Lawcewicz, Ralph V.
(Died December 27, 2017, Age 64)
Cause of death: Murder (Beaten; fight)
Location: Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
Disability: Stroke, heart disease requiring pacemaker
Perpetrator: Robert Thomas Curtis
Source: Brockton man indicted in death of his disabled friend

Lebron, Natalio
(Died January 6, 2018, Age 77)
Cause of death: Negligence (Died when generator for his sleep apnea machine ran out of fuel; they had been without power for months because of slow cleanup after Hurricane Maria)
Location: Maunabo, Puerto Rico, USA
Disability: Diabetes, lung disease, sleep apnea, congestive heart failure; depended on CPAP to breathe
Perpetrator: US government
Source: ‘We are the forgotten people’: It’s been almost six months since Hurricane Maria, and Puerto Ricans are still dying

!Rodgers, George, Jr
(Died January 8, 2018, Age 36)
Cause of death: Restraint-related (“Excited delirium”)
Location: Floral City, Florida, USA
Disability: Schizophrenia
Perpetrator: Police
Source: Floral City man’s in-custody death ruled accidental

*+Kidd, William Gratsie, II
(Died January 27, 2018, Age 13)
Cause of death: Neglect (Died in house fire due to unsafe conditions)
Location: Elkin, North Carolina, USA
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: Maria Deneane Kidd (Mother)
Source: Elkin mother charged in fire that killed her son

*Stuart, Daniel
(Died February 16, 2018, Age 45)
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide (Shot)
Location: Keego Harbor, Michigan, USA
Disability: Depression
Perpetrator: Lauren Stuart (Wife)
Source: Mich. Model Shoots Her Husband and Adult Children Before Turning the Gun on Herself

!Laudisio-Curti, Roberto
(Died February 18, 2018, Age 21)
Cause of death: Taser-related
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Disability: Mental illness
Perpetrator: Sydney Police
Source: Call to lift secrecy around police Taser use after mentally ill man’s death

(n/a), Madhu
(Died February 22, 2018, Age 27)
Cause of death: Murder (Beaten to death by mob, who suspected him of stealing rice)
Location: Palakkad district, Kerala, India
Disability: Mental illness
Perpetrator: A mob of villagers
Source: ‘It was a merciless act,’ says mother of Adivasi youth murdered by mob in Kerala

*Sparks, Liese
(Died February 23, 2018, Age 57)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed)
Location: Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Disability: Unspecified; mobility impaired, unable to walk
Perpetrator: Alexander Sparks (Son)
Source: Son charged with stabbing mom to death in her hospital room told cops she ‘was a bad influence’

Dunaway, Henry
(Died February 23, 2018, Age 28)
Cause of death: Murder (Burned alive)
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Disability: Mental illness, alcoholism
Perpetrator: David Klein
Source: ‘He affected every day of my life for the better’: Man set on fire in Gentilly Woods ID’d

Ham, Totyana
(Died February 24, 2018, Age 20)
Cause of death: Murder
Location: Timmonsville, Florida, USA
Disability: Developmental disability
Perpetrator: Unsolved
Source: Deputies: 20-year-old Florence special needs woman tied up, body left on side of road

Smith, Betty
(Died February 25, 2018, Age 83)
Cause of death: Homicide (Attacked by fellow resident)
Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Disability: Dementia
Perpetrator: Fellow resident at Southridge Health Care Center
Source: Elderly Woman Dies Following Altercation at Sioux Falls Nursing Home

*Nomaguchi, Motomu
(Died February 25, 2018, Age 80)
Cause of death: Murder-suicide (Strangled)
Location: Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Disability: Unspecified; bedbound
Perpetrator: Yuriko Nomaguchi (Wife)
Source: Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide

+Lamson, William
(Died March 1, 2018, Age 26)
Cause of death: Restraint-related (“Stopped breathing” while alone with staff during meltdown)
Location: Mt. Dora, Florida, USA
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: Carlton Palms staff
Source: Gov. Rick Scott should close Carlton Palms after second death at facility for disabled

+Steele, Austin
(Died March 1, 2018, Age 18)
Cause of death: Murder (Shot, dismembered)
Location: Lancaster, South Carolina, USA
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: Christopher Allen Holford and Brandy Nicole Faye Duncan
Source: Lancaster autistic teen, killed in ‘haunting’ case, remembered as ‘kind, caring’

(Female), (Unknown)
(Died March 4, 2018, Age 46)
Cause of death: Murder (Raped, strangled)
Location: East Boroko, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Disability: Deafblind
Perpetrator: Unsolved
Source: Investigations continue on murder rape case

Duskey, Jerrold
(Died March 5, 2018, Age 65)
Cause of death: Abuse (Possibly beaten)
Location: West Carrolton, Ohio, USA
Disability: Intellectual or developmental disability
Perpetrator: Two staff at Jerrold’s group home
Source: Police invesigate if abuse is tied to group home resident’s death

West, Janice
(Died March 6, 2018, Age 61)
Cause of death: Murder
Location: Wiarton, Ontario, Canada
Disability: Unspecified; required caregiver, on disability pension
Perpetrator: Ralph Rudowski (Neighbor)
Source: Murder suspect befriended deceased say neighbours

Haastrup, Isaiah
(Died March 7, 2018, Age 1)
Cause of death: Court-ordered withdrawal of life support
Location: London, England, UK
Disability: Birth-related brain injury
Perpetrator: King’s College Hospital
Source: Brain-damaged baby Isaiah Haastrup has died, his father says

Blevins, Tommy
(Died March 8, 2018, Age 62)
Cause of death: Murder
Location: St. Florian, Alabama, USA
Disability: Chronic illness
Perpetrator: Unsolved
Source: Reward offered in unsolved Lauderdale County murder

!Jabri, Mohammed
(Died March 9, 2018, Age 24)
Cause of death: Police shooting
Location: Hebron, West Bank, Palestine
Disability: Intellectual disability, non-speaking
Perpetrator: Israeli Defense Force soldiers
Source: A Palestinian Boy Is Orphaned After His Disabled Father Is Killed by Israeli Troops

+Rowe, Trevyan
(Died March 11, 2018, Age 14)
Cause of death: Accidental/Negligence (Wandering/drowning; school marked him present, delaying search by several hours)
Location: Rochester, New York, USA
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: School 12, Rochester School District staff
Source: State attorney general launches investigation into Trevyan Rowe’s death

*Nachtrab, Cody T.
(Died March 12, 2018, Age 23)
Cause of death: Murder (Died in arson-caused fire)
Location: Deer Creek, Wisconsin, USA
Disability: Developmental disability
Perpetrator: Dana L. Nachtrab (Sister)
Source: Woman faces homicide charges following brother’s death in house fire

*Okuda, (Mr.)
(Died March 16, 2018, Age 76)
Cause of death: Murder (Strangled)
Location: Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
Disability: Mobility impaired due to stroke
Perpetrator: Sachiko Okuda (Wife)
Source: 65-year-old woman arrested over death of bedridden husband

Hicks, Phillip
(Died March 17, 2018, Age 57)
Cause of death: Multiple murder (Stabbed)
Location: Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user
Perpetrator: Glen Johnson (Neighbor)
Source: Stabbing suspect charged with first-degree murder

*Cheng, Ting-hin
(Died March 18, 2018, Age 6)
Cause of death: Murder (Strangled)
Location: Hong Kong, China
Disability: ADHD
Perpetrator: His grandmother, age 52
Source: Grandmother arrested for murder of boy, 6, found with strangulation marks in Hong Kong love hotel

!Reedom, Jontell
(Died March 19, 2018, Age 27)
Cause of death: Police shooting
Location: Tulare, California, USA
Disability: Schizophrenia
Perpetrator: Tulare police
Source: Jontell Reedom’s family says he battled schizophrenia

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