Lorraine Smith

Photo of Lorraine Smith. She is a woman with light skin and straight brown hair cut to chin-length with bangs. She is smiling at the camera. She is wearing a blue silk turtleneck blouse and some blue beads.Name: Lorraine Gladys Smith, née Shiel.
Died: May 17, 2017.
Age at death: 53.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Jefferson Township, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: “Serious medical issues”.

Details:
Lorraine was shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.

She was a mother of one who enjoyed sewing and collecting Kewpie dolls.

Perpetrator: Edward Smith (Husband).

Source:
Washington County couple dies in murder-suicide
Two identified in apparent murder-suicide in Eldersville
Man, woman found dead in apparent murder-suicide
Police Investigating Apparent Murder-Suicide In Washington Co.
Lorraine Smith Obituary

Rekha Baloliya

No PhotoName: Rekha Baloliya.
Died: April 28, 2017.
Age at death: Adult.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Rajkot, Gujarat, India.
Disability: Mobility impaired after accident.

Details:
Rekha, bedridden after an accident, was set on fire by her brother-in-law and father-in-law, who were angry that her sister was spending time helping her. She was able to tell authorities who had set the fire before she died.

Perpetrator: Lalji Baloliya (Brother-in-law) and Narshi Baloliya (Father-in-law), both arrested and charged with murder.

Source: Bedridden woman set ablaze, 2 held

Manubhai Bujad

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Name: Manubhai Bujad.
Died: April 25, 2017.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Mithapur, India.
Disability: Physically challenged.

Details:
Manubhai’s girlfriend killed him because she wanted his money.

Perpetrator: Rukshana (Live-in girlfriend), arrested, confessed to murder.

Source:
Live-in partner held for killing disabled man
Disabled man found murdered in Dwarka village

Charles Singer

Photo of Charles Singer, a middle-aged man. He has a short brown mustache and beard and is wearing a blue baseball cap..Name: Charles William “Butch” Singer.
Died: April 7, 2017 (Body found); missing since February 8, 2017.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bunnell, Florida, USA.
Disability: Legally blind.

Details:
When Charles’s sister began receiving text messages from him that included misspelled words, she became suspicious: Charles, who was blind, normally used speech-recognition to send text messages.

When his body was found, it became clear that Charles had been shot to death by his wife. She had sent the text messages to make it seem like he was still alive.

Perpetrator: Dorothy Singer (Wife), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Missing Bunnell man found shot to death
Charles Singer, previously reported missing, was shot to death
Wife arrested in death of disabled, blind Flagler County man, deputies say
Florida woman accused of murdering husband in ‘Dateline’-type case
JUST IN: Florida woman arrested in death of blind husband
Wife arrested in death of blind Flagler County man, deputies say
Wife arrested in murder of Charles William Singer | Palm Coast
Bunnell woman charged with husband’s death months after his disappearance
Wife Arrested on 1st Degree Murder Charge In West-Flagler Killing of Charles Singer
Woman, 52, ‘killed her blind husband’ and planned to fake own death
Woman Killed Husband, Used Moth Balls to Mask Odor: Police
Sheriff: Wife killed man, covered up death

Troymaine Johnson

Photo of Troymaine Johnson, an African-American man wearing a navy windbreaker and blue knit cap.Name: Troymaine Deanthonies Johnson.
Died: March 17, 2017.
Age at death: 33.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Fort Valley, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Paraplegic.

Details:
Troymaine’s ex-girlfriend picked him up in her car, leaving his wheelchair behind, then abandoned him in the woods. He was found dead from hypothermia four days later.

Troymaine had a passion for rap music.

Perpetrator: Ruby Kate Coursey (Ex-girlfriend), pleaded guilty to felony murder, sentenced to life.

Source:
Woman Accused Of Killing Paraplegic Ex-Boyfriend By ‘Cruelly’ Dumping Him In Forest
Woman accused of pushing paraplegic man out of her car, letting him die in woods
Authorities say woman left paraplegic Fort Valley man in woods to die
Fort Valley parapalegic man found dead in woods
Troymaine Johnson Obituary – Macon, GA
Family remembers paraplegic man as a talented rapper and loving soul
Body of Fort Valley man found in Upson County hunting camp
Body found at Upson deer camp
Troymaine Deanthonies Johnson (1983 – 2017)
Woman left paraplegic ex-boyfriend to die in cold, police say
Cops: Georgia woman left paraplegic ex-boyfriend in woods to die
Ruby Kate Coursey: How I left my paraplegic ex boyfriend to die in the cold
Georgia Woman Allegedly Kills Paraplegic Ex-Boyfriend By Stranding Him in the Woods
Woman pleads guilty in murder of paraplegic Fort Valley man left in woods
Woman pleads guilty to felony murder in death of paraplegic Fort Valley man

Refilwe Monamodi

Photo of Refilwe Monamodi. She is a woman with light-brown skin and black hair that has been partly dyed green. The photo is blurry and grainy, but she looks to be around middle age.Name: Refilwe Monamodi.
Died: March 5, 2017.
Age at death: 54.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: East Rand, South Africa.
Disability: Hemiparesis due to a car accident.

Details:
Refilwe was murdered by her daughter, who strangled her and threw her into the swimming pool. Her four-year-old grandchild witnessed her death.

After she died, it was revealed that Refilwe had regularly been beaten up by her daughter, but was unable to report the abuse, probably due to fear of victimization or economic dependence.

Before her disability, she had worked as an advocate (that is, a barrister–a type of lawyer).

Perpetrator: Her daughter; arrested, charged with murder.

Source:
Drowning of disabled woman blamed on daughter
Daughter ‘kills’ disabled mom
Woman Drowns Disabled Mom
Drowning blamed on daughter

Nicholas Dean

Photo of Nicholas Dean, a boy with dark hair and light-brown skin, sitting in a wheelchair in front of an electric keyboard. He is wearing glasses and a striped shirt.Name: Nicholas Dean.
Died: March 1, 2017.
Age at death: 31.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bakersfield, California, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Nicholas was drugged, then strangled to death while he was home alone with his adoptive sister and her boyfriend.

He is the second homicide victim in his family. His older brother Jonathan was murdered by their adoptive father in 2014.

Perpetrator: Jessica Dean (Adoptive sister), Michael Hernandez (Sister’s boyfriend), under investigation.

Source:
Eyewitness News tip line prompts murder investigation
Homicide claims second brother in troubled adoptive family
The death of a disabled man is being investigated as a homicide

Prakash and Shoba Singh

Photo of Prakash and Shoba Singh. He is a middle-aged man wearing a suit and tie; his skin is medium-brown and his head is shaved. She is wearing a dress with a red sash, has light-brown skin and curly short gray hair.Name: Prakash Singh.
Age at death: 56.
Disability: Stroke-related.

Name: Shoba Singh.
Age at death: 50.
Disability: Unspecified.

Died: February 28, 2017.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Phoenix, South Africa.

Details:
Prakash and Shoba Singh were hacked to death with a bush knife by their son. Apparently, he was angry that his mother wanted to send him to a drug rehabilitation center.

Perpetrator: Shanveer Singh (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
Indian-origin hacks parents to death in SA, lives with decomposed body for a week
NRI Youth Kills Disabled Parents, Lives With Their Corpses For A Week | Link Newspaper
Man slept in house with couple’s decomposing bodies | IOL
UPDATE: Phoenix man appears in court for parents’ alleged murder
Phoenix Parents Hacked To Death By Son

Fung Shuk-ying

No PhotoName: Fung Shuk-ying.
Died: February 15, 2017.
Age at death: 56.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Fung Shuk-ying’s husband strangled her with a belt in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Au Kin-ming (Husband).

Source:
Hong Kong couple found dead in suspected murder-suicide
Hong Kong couple found dead in suspected murder-suicide
Hong Kong couple found dead in suspected murder-suicide
Man suspected of jumping to death after strangling wife