Name: Johnny Churchi
Died: October 10, 2001
Age at death: 13
Cause of death: Strangulation.
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Johnny’s teachers described him as “a gentle giant”. From his first days at school, teachers reminded students to include Johnny in their games. As time passed, Johnny made friends. When he twirled around and around during recess, they joined him.
When his mother strangled him, Johnny’s friends at school mourned his death. She was convicted of murder and sent to a psychiatric institution.