Charles Billis

Photo of Charles Billis, a middle-aged man.Name: Charles Billis.
Died: July 22, 2009.
Age at death: 57.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Charleston, Orleans County, Vermont, USA.
Disability: Legally blind.

Details:
Charles’s wife deliberately crashed their car, killing Charles, who was not wearing a seatbelt. She was wearing a seat belt and survived with minor injuries.

Perpetrator: Christine Billis (Wife), pleaded guilty, sentenced to 7-15 years.

Source: Murderpedia: Christine Billis

Cynthia Burns

No PhotoName: Cynthia Burns.
Died: April 27, 2009.
Age at death: 58.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Wylie, Texas, USA.
Disability: Paralysis due to stroke.

Details:
Cynthia’s daughter and son-in-law denied her food and medical care. She died of pneumonia, her body too weak from neglect to survive the illness.

Perpetrator: Christina Gaines (Daughter), knowingly causing serious bodily injury to a disabled person, 12 years; Gary Gaines, recklessly causing serious bodily injury to a disabled person, 6 months in jail and community service.

Source: Wylie woman gets 12 years for mother’s death in ‘extraordinarily terrible’ neglect case

Pamela Hall

Photo of Pamela Hall, a middle-aged woman with curly black hair, wearing a blue shirt.Name: Pamela Camille Hall.
Died: April 11, 2009.
Age at death: 59.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Figsboro, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Spinal cord injury.

Details:
Pamela was stabbed to death by her son-in-law.

Perpetrator: James Cleveland Miller (Son-in-law) pled guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to 20 years to life.

Source: Miller pleads guilty to murder in death of his mother-in-law

Roberta Laws

Photo of Roberta Laws, an adult woman.Name: Roberta Laws.
Died: February 2009.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Middleburg, Florida, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Roberta’s boyfriend strangled her and buried her body in the backyard.

Perpetrator: Kenneth McBride (Boyfriend), sentenced to life without parole.

Source: Killer of disabled Clay County woman sentenced to life

Jamie Hawley

Photo of a balding man with light skin and a mustache.Name: Jamie Hawley.
Died: May 26, 2008.
Age at death: 41.
Cause of death: Fatal neglect.
Location: Brockville, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Cerebral palsy and intellectual disability.

Details:
Jamie was neglected by his brother. Because he used a wheelchair, Jamie’s brother was able to confine him to the second floor of their home, which had no wheelchair ramps.

While his brother collected his disability checks, Jamie died of starvation, pneumonia, and infected bedsores.

Perpetrator: Jerry Hawley (Brother), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 20 years.

Source:
Inquest to begin Dec. 7 into disabled man’s starvation death
Ontario man gets 20 years for starving disabled brother to death

Criste Reimer

Photo of Criste Reimer, a middle-aged woman wearing glasses.Name: Criste Reimer .
Died: August 14, 2007.
Age at death: 47.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Hydrocephalus, neurofibromatosis.

Details:
Criste’s husband threw her from a fourth-floor balcony to her death.

Perpetrator: Stanley Reimer (Husband), pled guilty to second-degree murder, sentenced to 25 years to life.

Source: Sisters of woman thrown from balcony wanted to keep her away from husband

Janene Devine

Photo of Janene Devine, a middle-aged white woman with short brown hair.Name: Janene Devine.
Died: April 16, 2007.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Details:
Janene’s husband, a registered nurse, did not want anyone else to help his wife. He refused placement at a care home for her, and even rejected an offer of free installation of a wheelchair ramp so that she could get out of the house, preferring to carry her instead. Then he neglected her so badly that she died from infected bedsores and starvation.

Perpetrator: Andrew Devine (Husband), pled guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 6 months to 1 year.

Source:
Dead Mother ‘Looked Like A Skeleton’
Andrew Devine jailed over death of wife Janene, who suffered multiple sclerosis and weighed 30kg at her death
“Filthy and infested with vermin”
Man refused help for wife with MS

Robert McClancy

Photo of a gravestone. It reads: Robert J McClancy. Corporal, US Marine Corps. Vietnam. Oct. 20, 1949. May 15, 2006. "Irish" is Guarding Heaven."Name: Robert McClancy.
Died: May 15, 2006.
Age at death: 56.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Monroe, Tennessee, USA.
Disability: PTSD.

Details:
Robert’s wife and her lover poisoned him with the medication he’d been prescribed for PTSD and staged it as a suicide. Then they married and collected his veteran’s pension.

Robert was a Vietnam war veteran who still met regularly with his military friends.

Perpetrator: Martha Kaczmarczyk (Wife), convicted of murder, sentenced to 50 years; Chuck Kaczmarczyk, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder, sentenced to 25 years.

Source: Fake 9/11 First Responder Killed Her Husband for His Real VA Check

Charles Kaczmarczyk, 59, pleads guilty to 2006 murder

Evelyn Joel

Photo of Evelyn Joel. She is a middle-aged woman with graying dark-brown hair and glasses.Name: Evelyn Joel.
Died: January 7, 2006.
Age at death: 59.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Enniscorthy, Ireland.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Details:
Evelyn’s family neglected her care. By the time she was hospitalized with multiple infected bedsores, she was too weak to recover when she caught pneumonia.

Perpetrator: Eleanor Joel (Daughter) and Jonathan Costen (Daughter’s husband), convicted of manslaughter; given two-year suspended sentence; sentence overturned.

Source:
Couple will not face retrial over death of MS sufferer
Court quashes couple’s convictions for killing Evelyn Joel
Couple who left MS sufferer, Evelyn Joel, to die in her own filth receive suspended sentence
Ma neglect killer walk free from court
Appeal by couple convicted of letting MS sufferer die with ‘maggots in her infected bedsores’

Jason Ritzert

Photo of Jason Ritzert, an adult man wearing a headband and casual clothes and sitting on a dirt bike. He has a tattoo on his right arm.Name: Jason Ritzert.
Died: November 10, 2005.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Jason’s roommates, who often abused him under the pretext of “punishing” him, set him on fire and then left his severe burns untreated for days before strangling him.

Perpetrator: Timothy Caldwell, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, sentenced to life in prison; Melissa Adams, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder, sentenced to 30-60 years; Russell Lee Hilliard, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder, sentenced to 20-40 years.

Source: Butler pair held in ‘bizarre’ killing of roommate