Joe Pooley

Pooley, JoeName: Joe Pooley.
Died: August 7, 2018.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder (Drowned).
Location: Ipswitch, England, UK.

Details:
Joe was being bullied by several people, one of whom was his girlfriend. One woman lured her to his house to meet her and three others; then the four of them took him out on a walk. With his girlfriend cheering them on, two men beat him up and threw him into the river. One of them held his head underwater, and they watched him drown.

References:
Murder accused told mother ‘I held his head under water’, court hears
Murder accused ‘bullied and ganged up’ on autistic man found dead in river
Joe Pooley death: Vulnerable man ‘attacked and thrown into river’
Joe Pooley death: Mother ‘frustrated’ by Ipswich murder trial delay
Murder accused ‘bragged about killing’, court hears
Court told pair panicked after alleged attack on Joe Pooley
Murder accused allegedly tried to cover his tracks – court told
Joe Pooley death: Gang ‘attacked vulnerable man and threw him into river’

Daniel Jeffery

Name: Daniel Jeffery.
Died: April 13, 2020.
Age at death: 32.
Cause of death: Murder (Beaten).
Location: Leeds, England, UK.

Details:
Daniel was a smart young man who worked in IT. His mother was his best friend.

Daniel met another young man in a pub, and they started hanging out together. But the young man was a bully, and his mother worried about Daniel, who she says was “easily led”, spending time with him.

Daniel and the other man had been spending time in the other man’s flat, drinking, when the other man became angry at him and started hitting him. Daniel texted his mother, asking for help. But the other man hit him repeatedly, until Daniel was so badly hurt that he died.

A judge sentenced the killer to 16 years to life.

References:
Violent ‘bully’ must serve minimum of 16 years in jail for brutally murdering his friend after getting ‘fed up’ with him
Man denies murder after body found in Hunslet flat
Leeds bully jailed for beating ‘gentle giant’ to death in flat
Murder victim suffered more than 100 injuries to his head and body as he was beaten to death at Leeds flat, jury told

Ollie Wells

Photo of a teenage boy with dark hair, smiling for the camera.Name: Colin Oliver “Ollie” Wells.
Died: January 6, 2020.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed).
Location: Newhaven, East Sussex, England, UK.

Details:
Though a much loved member of his family, Ollie’s special needs couldn’t be provided for at home, so he lived in residential care. His family remembers him as vulnerable and often misunderstood, but a wonderful son who will be greatly missed. He “enjoyed many activities including horse-riding, sports and playing his flute, drums and guitar [and]… was also a very keen supporter of Chelsea football club.”

Ollie was stabbed to death by a 16-year-old who knew him. He had been staying with the other teen’s family at the time.

References:
Newhaven: Teen jailed for stabbing friend to death
Newhaven boy given life sentence for murder of Eastbourne teenager
Boy, 16, appears in court charged with murder
Much loved ‘vulnerable’ autistic teen stabbed to death in England
Family pay tribute to ‘much loved’ autistic teenager stabbed to death

Cameron Warwick

Photo of teenage boy with fair skin and brown hair hanging over his face. He has headpones around his neck. He is holding a small terrier and smiling for the camera.Name: Cameron Warwick.
Died: September 4, 2019.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Suicide (After long-term bullying).
Location: Fareham, Hampshire, England, UK.

Details:
Cameron had come out as gay at age 12, and was constantly harassed by his schoolmates for being gay and autistic. They would trip him in the hallways, throw food at him, refuse to sit with him, insult him, and ostracize him. The teenager came down with depression, though he did his best to cope by talking to his family whenever something was wrong.

He was a talented artist, creating pieces themed around furries (humanoid animals); he also used his art to express his feelings about suicide.

Cameron wanted to study gaming in college, but although he had several 4s in his GCSEs, he came up short in his maths GCSE and opted for computer programming instead. Toward the end of summer holidays, he and his online boyfriend broke up. That, and the prospect of returning to bullying at school, may have been the last straw for him: The day he was supposed to start school, he instead went out into the woods and hung himself.

References:
Teenager killed himself after being bullied for being autistic and gay
Teen boy died by suicide after ‘relentless’ bullying for being autistic and gay
Boy, 16, killed himself after ‘relentless’ bullying for being gay and autistic

Kevin Marshall

Marshall, KevinName: Kevin Marshall.
Died: July 4, 2019.
Age at death: 20.
Cause of death: Murder (Run down with car).
Location: Newton County, Georgia, USA.

Details:
Kevin was at a 4th of July celebration. He was talking to a neighbor when the neighbor’s boyfriend, enraged that she was talking to a black man, began beating him up. Marshall walked away; but the man got in his car and ran him down, killing him.

Kevin’s mother says he will be remembered for “his selfless acts, radiant smile, and warm spirit.” He “loved family and… little kids, and he loved going to church.”

Kevin’s killer was arrested after fleeing across state lines and charged with malice murder.

References:
Driver hits, kills 20-year-old man with special needs on July 4th, police say
Police: Woman missing after boyfriend accused of killing man with special needs
Sheriff: Suspect intentionally ran over, killed special needs man
Autistic man viciously attacked, run over by fleeing suspect
Mother of man killed in hit-and-run makes desperate plea for driver to come forward
Murder victim’s mother calls her son’s death a hate crime
Man wanted for hitting, killing autistic man captured in New York
Man Wanted for Running Over, Killing Autistic Black Man with His Truck Arrested in New York
Georgia man wanted in fatal hit-and-run caught in New York
Murder suspect found in upstate New York
Newton County hit-and-run suspect arrested in New York
Suspect accused of running over special needs man arrested in New York
Suspect fled Georgia after allegedly killing an autistic man, later found in NY