Susan Walter

Photo of Susan Walter.Name: Susan Margaret Walter.
Died: March 2, 2013.
Age at death: 47.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Covington, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Susan was beaten to death by her caregiver.

Perpetrator: Cornelius Richardson-Bethea (Caregiver), convicted of malice murder and abuse of a disabled adult, sentenced to life without parole.

Source: Mentally challenged Newton woman found beaten to death

Mary Baker

No PhotoName: Mary Baker.
Died: January 27, 2013.
Age at death: 59.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Seffner, Florida, USA.
Disability: Quadriplegic.

Details:
Mary’s boyfriend poisoned her with a lethal dose of her prescription medication.

Perpetrator: Timothy Neil Harrison (Boyfriend, caretaker), charged with first-degree murder and aggravated abuse of a disabled adult.

Source: Seffner man accused of killing quadriplegic girlfriend with prescription drugs

Lynda Riopel

No PhotoName: Lynda Riopel.
Died: January 24, 2013.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Maniwaki, Quebec, Canada.
Disability: Muscular dystrophy.

Details:
Lynda’s husband stabbed her to death.

Perpetrator: Michael Sabourin (Husband); pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, sentenced to 13 years to life.

Source:
Maniwaki: un homme de 51 ans accusé de meurtre
Maniwaki man sentenced to life in prison for killing disabled wife

Lucie Goudreau

A gravestone for the Langelier family, reading in part, "Lucie Goudreau, nee Langelier, 1959-2012." The inscription is carved onto the base of the headstone, implying that it was an unexpected addition that would not fit onto the main headstone.Name: Lucie Goudreau.
Died: November 27, 2012.
Age at death: 53.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Details:
Lucie was diagnosed with progressive MS in her thirties, and when she eventually needed care, her husband helped her. But he died of cancer, and Lucie’s care was left to her son, who routinely mistreated her.

Lucie’s son took out several life insurance policies on his mother, then lit her bed on fire and left her to die in the blaze, knowing her mobility impairment would keep her from escaping on her own. When asked why he had done it, he said he “needed the money”.

Perpetrator: Rene Goudreau (Son), charged with first-degree murder.

Source: Man lit fire to kill MS-stricken mother: Crown

Hilary Milner

No PhotoName: Hilary Milner.
Died: November 1, 2012.
Age at death: 55
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Leeds, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Hilary was beaten to death by her husband.

Perpetrator: Trevor Milner (Husband); assault with bodily harm; 4-month suspended sentence.

Source: Leeds dementia sufferer died hours after attack by husband
Obituary

Yolanda Reese-Brooks

Photo of Yolanda Brooks, an African-American woman. The photo is very blurry.Name: Yolanda Reese-Brooks.
Died: October 22, 2012.
Age at death: 40.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Warren, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Injuries from car accident; obesity.

Details:
In 2011, Yolanda had been in a car accident that crushed her pelvis and ruptured her bladder, and was thereafter unable to leave her bed.

Her husband did not keep her clean or care for her, and by the time he called the hospital for help, she was already dying.

Yolanda was the mother of four children, who were two to thirteen years old when she died.

Perpetrator: Michael Brooks (Husband), pleaded guilty to neglect, sentenced to probation.

Source: Man pleads guilty to neglect in death of obese wife
Michigan man charged with abusing his bedridden 400-pound wife and letting her rot in squalor until she died
Michael Brooks, Husband Of Obese Woman Yolanda Reese-Brooks, Avoids Jail Time In Wife’s Death

Deborah Crouch

Photo of Deborah Crouch, a middle-aged woman with light skin and curly dark-brown hair. She is wearing a gold pendant necklace and smiling, showing a gap between her front teeth.Name: Deborah “Debbie” Ann Spain Crouch.
Died: September 15, 2012.
Age at death: 53.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Big Bear Lake, California, USA.
Disability: Unspecified (Wheelchair user); chronic illness.

Details:
Deborah’s husband put her in the car, drove it into the lake, and left her there. Unable to escape the car, Deborah drowned. Her black lab, Onyx, was in the car with her and also drowned. At autopsy it became clear that Deborah had also been beaten before she died.

She was the mother of two sons.

Perpetrator: Ronald Hitchcock (Husband), convicted of second-degree murder and animal cruelty, sentenced to 15 years to life.

Source:
Big Bear Man Sentenced for Drowning His Disabled Wife and Their Dog
Man sentenced for driving dog, disabled wife into lake
Obituary: Deborah Crouch
Local Woman Identified in Swim Beach Incident
Man Convicted of Second-Degree Murder for Driving Wife, Dog Into Big Bear Lake
Man Arrested After His Girlfriend, Her Dog Found Dead Inside Submerged Vehicle news/local/Murder-Animal-Cruelty-Man-Drives-Dog-Woman-Into-Lake-San-Bernardino-Big-Bear-472147413.html”>Man Convicted After Leaving Wife, Dog to Die in Car in Lake

Shaneca Webber

No PhotoName: Shaneca Webber.
Died: September 5, 2012.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Millington, Tennessee, USA.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Shaneca’s mother bashed her head in with a fire extinguisher.

Perpetrator: Kathy Webber (Mother); charged with first-degree murder.

Source: Mother Says She Murdered Disabled Daughter With Fire Extinguisher

James Thompson

No Photo
Name: James Thompson.
Died: June 12, 2012.
Age at death: 42.
Cause of death: Neglect/Abuse.
Location: The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA.
Disability: Autism, intellectual disability.

Details:
James was starved to death by his niece. He died with a fractured arm and leg, weighing less than half of the 142 pounds he had weighed two years earlier.

Perpetrator: Naisia Norman (Niece), pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.

Source: Bronx Woman Held in the Death of Her Uncle

Ruben Johnson

Photo of Reuben Johnson, a man with light-tan skin. He is wearing sunglasses and a pink and white sweatshirt; his face and head are both clean-shaven. Off to the side of the photo is a young girl with brown hair and light-tan skin.Name: Ruben Johnson.
Died: May 30, 2012.
Age at death: 56.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: San Carlos, California, USA.
Disability: Prostate cancer.

Details:
Soon after his diagnosis of prostate cancer, Ruben Johnson was shot to death by his wife. She also shot their daughter, fourteen-year-old Aaliyah.

Perpetrator: Regina Renee Johnson (Wife), convicted of two counts of second-degree murder.

Source:
DA: San Carlos mother ‘ambushed’ and ‘executed’ husband, teenage daughter
Woman Accused of Ambushing Husband and Teen Daughter in Fatal Slayings — Though Defense Says It’s More Complicated
Woman Accused of Fatally Shooting Teen Daughter, Husband, to Stand Trial
Mom: I killed husband after he shot daughter
Woman ordered tried in death of husband, daughter
San Carlos Woman Convicted of Murder for Shooting Daughter, Husband
Mom Convicted of Slaying Daughter, Husband in Double Killing