Patricia Todd

No PhotoName: Patricia Gayle Todd.
Died: January 27, 2018.
Age at death: 54.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Honea Path, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Patricia was stabbed to death by her boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Kenneth Shane Yarborough (Boyfriend), charged with murder.

Source:
Upstate man stabbed girlfriend to death in wheelchair, authorities say
Honea Path man faces murder charge
Deputies arrest man they say stabbed a wheelchair-bound woman to death

Kakoli Das

No PhotoName: Kakoli Das.
Died: January 9, 2018.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Behala, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Disability: Deaf; schizophrenia, physical disability.

Details:
When Kakoli’s niece died of dengue, Kakoli’s sister and her husband blamed her for the death. She and her mother, also disabled, were often beaten and starved, until one day Kakoli was found dead.

Perpetrator: Keya Mullick (Sister) and her husband, detained by neighbors, under investigation.

Source:
Deaf-mute woman killed in ‘assault’ by kin at Behala
Woman death sparks unrest

Paola Manchisi

Photo of Paolo Manchisi. She is a teenage girl with light skin and black hair held back with two bobby pins. She is wearing a white blouse and necklace.Name: Paola Manchisi.
Died: January 6, 2018.
Age at death: 31.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Polignano a Mare, Italy.
Disability: Unspecified; possibly mental illness.

Details:
Paola died of starvation at the age of 31, weighing only 30 kilograms. She was found in a filthy, cluttered house, where she had been kept isolated by her parents since she was a teenager.

Perpetrator: Her parents, both being investigated for neglect of a disabled person resulting in death.

Source:
Parents of dead disabled woman probe
Bari, a disabled 31-year-old dies of starvation: parents accused
Bari, 31enne disabile muore di stenti. Dito puntato sui genitori
Polignano, disabile muore di stentiGenitori indagati per abbandono
Trentunenne muore di stenti nel Barese. I genitori indagati per abbandono
La terribile morte di Paola a 31 anni a Polignano e la ricerca di una motivazione che non c’è
Bari. Disabile morta di stenti, il parroco: bussavo, non hanno mai risposto
La brutta storia di Paola Manchisi
PAOLA MANCHISI/ Disabile morta di stenti a Polignano: fratello Lorenzo, “usciva normalmente” (Pomeriggio 5)
Chi l’ha Visto – Misteri – Perché nessuno è riuscito a salvare Paola, segregata e morta di stenti in casa?

40-year-old woman

No PhotoName: (Female) (Unknown).
Died: January 4, 2018.
Age at death: 40.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Be’er Sheva, Israel.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
This 40-year-old woman was shot in the head by her father, who then committed suicide.

Perpetrator: Her father.

Source:
Man and daughter found dead in home in what cops say is a murder-suicide
Israeli Man, disabled daughter found dead is suspected murder-suicide
חשד: אב רצח את בתו הנכה בבאר שבע והתאבד
Israeli man, disabled daughter found dead in suspected murder-suicide
Israeli man and disabled daughter found dead in suspected murder-suicide

56-year-old man

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: December 31, 2017.
Age at death: 56.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece.
Disability: Paraplegic.

Details:
This 56-year-old man was drenched in gasoline and burned alive by his son. His wife was also attacked, but got away before the killer was able to light the fire.

Perpetrator: His 35-year-old son (arrested, charged with attempted murder and arson).

Source:
Son kills disabled father by setting him on fire in Mani
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Τραγωδία στην Μάνη: Αυτός είναι ο 34χρονος που έκαψε ζωντανό τον πατριό του – Είχε βγει τον Σεπτέμβριο από το ψυχιατρείο (Photos)
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Suneel Kotele

No PhotoName: Suneel Kotele.
Died: December 27, 2017.
Age at death: 40.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Goreagon, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Unspecified physical disability.

Details:
Suneel owned a housing unit and an apartment. His younger brother felt entitled to have them because Suneel was disabled. But Suneel refused to give his brother the property; so his brother doused Suneel with kerosene and set him on fire. Neighbors tried to save Suneel’s life, but by the time the fire could be extinguished, he had already burned to death.

Perpetrator: Raju Kotele (Brother), charged with murder.

Source:
27-year-old immolates handicapped brother
Mumbai Crime: 27-year-old man kills physically challenged brother by setting him ablaze

Airi Kakimoto

No PhotoName: Airi Kakimoto.
Died: December 23, 2017 (Body found; died December 18, 2017).
Age at death: 33.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan.
Disability: Mental illness, either schizophrenia or “integration disorder”.

Details:
When she was sixteen or seventeen years old, Airi was diagnosed with a mental illness. Within a year, her parents were using a room in their house to serve as a jail for their daughter. It was unheated and bare, and contained only two mats, a makeshift toilet, and a tube connected to a water tank outside. Airi stayed in this room for fifteen or more years. She was denied clothing and fed only once a day. Too thin to keep herself warm, she died of hypothermia, weighing 19 kilograms (42 pounds).

Perpetrator: Yasutaka Kakimoto (Father) and Yukari Kakimoto (Mother), both arrested and charged with illegally disposing of a body.

Source:
Parents of dead woman admit confining her for 15 years
Parents arrested after daughter kept in tiny cell for 17 years dies:The Asahi Shimbun
Parents of dead Osaka woman reportedly admit confining her for 15 years
Parents knew their locked-up daughter was in dire state: police:The Asahi Shimbun
Japanese couple who confined their daughter rearrested over her freezing death
Couple hit with fresh arrest warrant over death of daughter kept in tiny room for 15 years

Meghan Scully

Photo of Meghan Scully, a woman with curly chin-length dark blonde hair and pale skin. She has green eyes and is wearing make-up and smiling slightly.Name: Meghan Scully.
Died: November 25, 2017.
Age at death: 38.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Unspecified disability.

Details:
Meghan and her mother, 68-year-old Mary, were shot and killed by her father in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Robert Scully (Father).

Source:
Police: Spotsylvania Co. Man Killed Wife, Daughter, Himself
Autopsy shows Spotsylvania man killed wife and daughter before killing himself, police say
Meghan Scully, age 38

Wade Denton

No PhotoName: Wade Denton.
Died: November 19, 2017 (Body found, died several months previously).
Age at death: 49.
Cause of death: Fatal neglect.
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Blind, diabetic.

Details:
Wade’s estranged wife had promised to make sure he had food and water in the trailer where he lived after she moved out. Instead, she left him alone there with his two dogs, without food or running water, and without a phone to call for help, and spent his Social Security checks. Wade’s body was found months later alongside the bodies of the dogs. His cause of death is undetermined, but homicide charges are possible.

Perpetrator: Jennifer Denton (Estranged wife), charged with neglect by caretaker, financial exploitation of a disabled person by caretaker and animal cruelty.

Source:
Woman arrested after diabetic, visually impaired husband found dead
Stillwater woman arrested after husband’s body found decaying in mobile home
Stillwater woman arrested after husband’s decaying body discovered inside mobile home
Stillwater woman arrested in discovery of decaying body
Woman accused of abandoning disabled husband who died
Woman Whose Disabled Husband & Dogs Died Charged with Neglect

Jeya Pichamuthu

Photo of Jeya Pichamuthu, a woman with tan skin and long, wavy black hair. She has a bindi on her forehead.Name: Jeya Pichamuthu.
Died: October 6, 2017.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Mutiara Rini, Malaysia.
Disability: Kidney disease.

Details:
Jeya’s husband strangled her and her two children because he could not pay for treatment for her kidney disease.

Jeya had a son, Sharveen Pubalan, age 14, and a daughter, Krishaa Priteena, age 9. They were also strangled by her husband, who then hung himself.

Perpetrator: Publan Retnam (Husband).

Source:
Johor Baru murder-suicide: My brother was a loving husband and caring father, says brother
FAMILY OF FOUR FOUND DEAD IN JB MURDER-SUICIDE SHOCKER: MAN KILLS SON, 14, DAUGHTER, 9, AFTER WIFE DIES BEFORE HANGING HIMSELF
Death of four in a family is murder-suicide; case closed – police