• This April 17, 2016 photo shows Micheler Castor, who is deaf, holding a picture of him with his wife Jesula Gelin, who's also deaf, with their children at his home in Leveque, a community where a group of deaf people relocated after the 2010 earthquake in Cabaret, Haiti. Castor's wife was beaten, stabbed and burned to death along with two of her deaf friends as they walked home from the capital to their village. Relatives who identified them in a morgue said their tongues were cut out in an apparent act of ritualistic savagery. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Slaying of 3 deaf women in Haiti highlights vulnerability

    LEVEQUE, Haiti (AP) — The three friends had spent the day stocking up on food in the Haitian capital when they left for their village, setting off on the 20-mile trip home by foot because the minibuses known as tap-taps weren’t running after a bridge collapse.