Patrick Markcrow

Name: Patrick Markcrow
Died: March 29, 2005
Age at death: 36
Cause of death: Murder (Drugged and suffocated)
Location: Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire, England, UK

Details:
Patrick had Down syndrome and autism and lived with his parents. He attended a day center where carers described Patrick as "a loving, private man", who enjoyed swimming and going to a local coffee shop.

His mother drugged him with sleeping pills, and then suffocated him with a plastic bag.

Two weeks after Patrick died, his 70-year-old father also died, of natural causes–diagnosed as a heart attack, probably simple grief.

Patrick's murderer claimed that she killed him because she did not receive help from social service agencies. She received a two-year suspended sentence, walking free from the courtroom.

References:
Woman, 67, admits manslaughter of son with Down's syndrome

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