6/22/2018

Njeri, Wesley Mungai
(Died May 27, 2013, Age Baby/Child)
Cause of death: Murder (Hit on the head with a piece of wood)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Disability: Cerebral palsy
Perpetrator: Jackline Murunga (Caregiver employed by his mother)
Source: CRIMINAL CASE NO. 60 OF 2013

*Carter, Irene
(Died January 13, 2016, Age 78)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed)
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Disability: Schizophrenia
Perpetrator: Lisa Freihaut (Daughter)
Source: Gambling addict who stabbed elderly mother to death in dispute over money pleads guilty to murder

*Burling, Jordan
(Died June 30, 2016, Age 18)
Cause of death: Neglect (Pneumonia due to malnutrition, untended bedsores)
Location: Leeds, England, UK
Disability: Developmental and behavioral problems, mobility impaired
Perpetrator: Dawn Cranston (Mother), Denise Cranston (Grandmother), and Abigail Burling (Sister)
Source: Grandmother: ‘Nobody’ responsible for Jordan Burling death

!Doucette, Donald
(Died July 31, 2016, Age 51)
Cause of death: Murder (Stomped, during robbery)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Disability: Epilepsy
Perpetrator: Sheldon Russell Bentley (Security guard)
Source: Security guard convicted of manslaughter for stomping man to death

Devine, Herman
(Died January 26, 2017, Age 98)
Cause of death: Negligence (Lack of fall prevention measures resulting in fatal injury)
Location: Cherryville, North Carolina, USA
Disability: Dementia, blindness in one eye
Perpetrator: Carolina Care Center staff
Source: Family sues Gaston nursing home after veteran’s death

*Gomez, Jose Breydi
(Died January 28, 2017, Age 30)
Cause of death: Murder (Bludgeoned with a 2×4)
Location: Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user
Perpetrator: Yolanda Gomez (Mother) and Salvador Avilo-Navarrete
Source: Owensboro Man Found Dead, Mother Connected to Death

Khamis, Abdulma Jeed Abdulrahman
(Died April 19, 2017, Age 41)
Cause of death: Murder (Head injury)
Location: Grand Island, Nebraska, USA
Disability: Epilepsy
Perpetrator: Ahmed Said
Source: Jury sees autopsy showing serious head injuries in Grand Island murder trial

*Gussert, Brianna
(Died May 29, 2017, Age 13)
Cause of death: Neglect (Malnutrition, neglect)
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin, USA
Disability: Chromosome deficiency
Perpetrator: Nicole Gussert (Mother)
Source: No help came: Heartbreak at every turn in death of 13-year-old Brianna Gussert

Green, Philip
(Died July 6, 2017, Age Adult/Elder)
Cause of death: Negligence (Falls, airway obstruction)
Location: Ansted, West Virginia, USA
Disability: Elder nursing home resident
Perpetrator: Ansted Center staff
Source: Son files wrongful death suit against Ansted Center nursing home

Grantham, Taurus
(Died October 18, 2017, Age 41)
Cause of death: Neglect (Nurse did not provide overnight; ventilator failed, causing death)
Location: Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA
Disability: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Perpetrator: Group home nurse
Source: Resident at Brooklyn Park care home found dead after nurse failed to check ventilator

Caines, Chesley Edwin
(Died October 27, 2017, Age 86+)
Cause of death: Medical malpractice (Overmedicated with neuroleptics despite family’s request not to use them; abuse)
Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease
Perpetrator: Cape Breton Regional Hospital staff
Source: Investigation underway into Cape Breton Regional Hospital death

*(Unknown), (Unknown)
(Died May 18, 2018, Age 9 months)
Cause of death: Murder (Killed; body thrown in creek)
Location: Kalwa, Thane, India
Disability: Unspecified
Perpetrator: Yashoda Cheddar (Mother)
Source: Woman arrested for murder of disabled child

!Bellamy, Deniro
(Died June 6, 2018, Age 31)
Cause of death: Medical neglect (Guards did not respond promptly to medical emergency)
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Disability: Mental disability
Perpetrator: Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Facility
Source: Family Demands Answers After Disabled Baltimore Man Dies In Central Booking

*(n/a), Hayat
(Died June 19, 2018, Age 65)
Cause of death: Murder-suicide (Shooting)
Location: Karachi, Pakistan
Disability: Physically disabled
Perpetrator: Haji Mumtaz (Husband)
Source: Man commits suicide after killing disabled wife

*Ja, An Jung
(Died June 21, 2018, Age 76)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed)
Location: Chiang Mai, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease
Perpetrator: Park Sueng-hee (Daughter-in-law)
Source: Expat arrested for stabbing mother-in-law to death in Chiang Mai

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