On-Yu Choy

Name: On-Yu Choy.
Died: June 25, 2014.
Age at death: 15.
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed).
Location: Yuen Long, Hong Kong, China.

Details:
On-Yu lived with his brother and parents. He was autistic and had trouble communicating.

With his mother gone to the Chinese mainland on a business trip, On-yu’s father killed him by stabbing him more than 100 times with a pair of kitchen knives. The killer reasoned that “if he is gone, the whole family will have peace”.

On-yu had a ten-year-old brother, who was not home at the time and was not hurt.

The killer pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to four years in prison.

References:
Family tragedy rings alarm over plight of caregivers EJINSIGHT – ejinsight.com
Man, 61, kills autistic teenage son because he felt burden was ‘tough for the whole family’
Jobless father pleads guilty to killing ‘burden’ autistic son
A martyr for his family? Hong Kong court jails father four years for killing autistic son

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