Kathryn Newhouse

Newhouse, KathrynName: Kathryn “Katie” Newhouse.
Died: March 19, 2022.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Homicide-suicide (Shooting).
Location: Canton, Georgia, USA.

Details:
Katie’s friends remember her as a kind young woman who was always smiling, even when life became difficult. She was proud of her Filipino heritage. She played Minecraft and UberSpire, and, as a trans woman, was an advocate for trans rights. She enjoyed hiking and sightseeing. Her motto was, “Model best behavior in your own sphere, break down stereotypes, and speak out.”

When she was sixteen, Katie’s father had been arrested and charged for holding her down on her bed by her throat; but the charges were dropped. When she was nineteen, Katie’s father shot her, and then killed himself.

References:
Police: 19-Year-Old Trans Woman Kathryn Newhouse Killed by Father
Candlelight Vigil April 4 for Kathryn Newhouse, Trans Teen Murdered by Her Father in Georgia
Autistic Asian-American Teen Trans Woman Kathryn Newhouse Murdered by Her Father in Georgia
Son reacts after Cherokee County dad kills his daughter before shooting himself

Brieuc Paquet

Name: Brieuc Paquet.
Died: February 18, 2022.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Homicide-suicide (Gunshot).
Location: Beaufays, Liège, Belgium.

Details:
Brieuc’s father shot him with his hunting rifle, then killed himself. Brieuc’s mother found their bodies.

Editor’s note: Like Katie McCarron’s mother, Brieuc’s father was a doctor. One wonders whether they paid attention in medical school when they were taught, “First, do no harm.” His patients seem to be fine with it, though; reportedly, they still remember him as a wonderful doctor.

References:
Drame à Beaufays : c’est l’incompréhension après qu’un père tue son fils autiste et se suicide!
L’horreur à Beaufays: un médecin abat son fils autiste de 16 ans à l’arme de chasse puis se suicide
Fabian a tué son fils avant de suicider à Beaufays: ses patients sont sous le choc – Édition digitale de Liège
Beaufays: un homme tue son fils autiste au fusil de chasse avant de retourner l’arme contre lui (Chaudfontaine)
Drama in Beaufays: it’s misunderstanding after a father kills his autistic son and commits suicide!

Makeisha Maynard

Photo of a girl in a pink school uniform. She has brown skin, and her dark hair is done in small braids.Name: Makeisha Maynard.
Died: February 9, 2020.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Traumatic injury.
Location: Caroni, Trinidad and Tobago.

Details:
Makeisha knew her numbers, colors, and shapes, but had trouble writing. Her mother and father were separated, and her mother had left her father because he was abusive; but she was unable to get Makeisha out of the house.

Makeisha’s father beat her to death with a cutlass because she wet the bed. He hung himself the next day.

References:
Girl, 8, beaten to death after wetting bed, father takes own life
Girl, 8, beaten to death with cutlass
Trinidad: Father beats 8yro daughter to death with cutlass

Sotaro Ogata

Name: Sotaro Ogata.
Died: November 14, 2019.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Homicide-suicide (Strangled).
Location: Bukit Batok Nature Park, Singapore.

Details:
Sotaro’s family had moved to Singapore from Japan. His father, a businessman, worked hard to support his mother and his brother Haruto. The family employed a domestic helper.

When Sotaro’s father was away on a business trip, Sotaro’s mother strangled him and then killed herself. Sotaro’s brother, Haruto, survived unharmed. In notes to her family, Sotaro’s mother blamed her own depression and anxiety for her actions.

References:
Depressed mum sought help before killing autistic son and herself
Bukit Timah double deaths: Japanese woman with depression strangled son, 5, & stabbed herself to death
Woman found dead near Bukit Batok Nature Park suffered from major depressive disorder before killing young son: Coroner

Ari Ase, Mya Ase, and John Savage

Ase, AriName: Ari Ase.
Age at death: 8.

Name: Mya Ase.
Age at death: 7.

Name: John Savage.
Age at death: 3.

Died: July 7, 2019.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide (Gassed with carbon monoxide).
Location: Syracuse, New York, USA.

Details:
Ari and Mya were both autistic, and their younger brother John was in autism therapy on his mother’s insistence. Ari smiled all the time; Mya sang songs. Both liked music. Mya was a talented artist whose teacher thought she would one day become famous. Ari would read the dictionary for fun. Three-year-old John, a precocious boy who could already count and spell, loved reading books.

Their mother packed the three children into a rental car and ignited a charcoal grill, filling the car with carbon monoxide and killing them all.

References:
DA: Mom in murder-suicide was in “utter despair”, kids were “high maintenance” for her
Dad IDs mom, 3 children killed in Syracuse murder-suicide
Dad of boy killed by mom in Syracuse murder-suicide: ‘He was everything that I had’ (video)
Woman and 3 Children Died From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Inside Vehicle: Report
Crystal Savage’s sister: Her story is ‘bigger than’ murder-suicide
Syracuse mother’s trail of hardship ends with murder-suicide
Community Gathers to Remember Kids Lost in Murder-Suicide
Mom lights a charcoal grill in trunk of a rental car to kill herself, three children: Report
Mom’s struggles and note at center of probe into her suicide, murder of 3 kids