Peggy Schroeder

Photo of Peggy Schroeder, a middle-aged woman with wavy brown hair, fair skin, and glasses.Name: Peggy Schroeder.
Died: July 8, 2017.
Age at death: 53.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Morrison, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Deaf.

Details:
Peggy was shot to death by her teenage daughter. Her daughter and her friend then set the house on fire to hide the crime.

She was a faithful churchgoer and avid gardener.

Perpetrator: Anna Schroeder (Adopted daughter), charged with first-degree murder, concealing a homicidal death, and arson; Rachel Helm (daughter’s girlfriend), charged with concealing a homicidal death and arson.

Source:
Neighbors react to fire, death investigation of Morrison resident
Community healing begins after Morrison murder
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Teenage girl posts ‘love you’ after allegedly killing mom
Fundraiser started for Morrison mom’s funeral expenses
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Shakira Hicks

Photo of Shakira Hicks. She has dark-brown skin and bushy dark-brown hair. She is smiling at the camera, showing large front teeth.Name: Shakira Hicks.
Died: June 3, 2017.
Age at death: 35.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
As she sat in her wheelchair, Shakira’s brother doused her with rubbing alcohol and set her on fire. She died of her injuries.

Perpetrator: Nasif Salaam Hibbler (Brother), charged with first-degree intentional homicide.

Source:
Milwaukee man accused of setting sister with cerebral palsy on fire
Man charged for death of disabled sister after he confesses to setting her on fire
Man accused of setting wheelchair-bound sister on fire
“I set my sister on fire:” Man accused of killing woman with cerebral palsy spoke of “voices”
Man Allegedly Set Sister In Wheelchair On Fire

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

Kathy Smith

No PhotoName: Kathy Smith.
Died: May 13, 2017.
Age at death: 59.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Olean, New York, USA.
Disability: Arthritis, emphysema.

Details:
Kathy’s husband stabbed her to death.

Perpetrator: Edward J. Smith Jr. (Husband), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
Edward Smith’s daughter says mental illness led to murder
911 call played at Olean man’s hearing: ‘I murdered my wife’
Man charged with murdering wife in Olean House released from hospital, held without bail
Olean man accused of stabbing wife to death indicted on multiple counts
Olean man accused of murdering his wife
Police – Husband in Olean calls 911 after murdering his wife
Kathy Smith Obituary
Olean Man Accused of Murdering Wife Appears in City Court

Li Mouyi

No PhotoName: Li Mouyi.
Died: May 9, 2017.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Guangzhou, China.
Disability: Cerebral palsy (Quadriplegic, non-verbal).

Details:
Li’s mother thought he would have a tough life after she died; so she killed him by drugging him with sleeping pills and then strangling him.

She had other options, but rejected them all. Li could also have gone to stay with his older brother, but his mother didn’t want to burden her other son. And he was eligible for admission to a welfare home, but she preferred to kill him because she did not think they could care for him as well as she did.

Perpetrator: Ms. Huang (Mother), found guilty of intentional homicide, given a three-year suspended sentence.

Source:
Chinese Court Spares 83-Year-Old Woman Who Strangled Her Disabled Son
Mother Unwillingly Kills Disabled Son
Chinese court shows 83-year-old woman mercy for killing disabled son
Chinese woman who killed her disabled son forgiven by court, praised on Weibo
‘Salute to mother’s love’: Woman praised on Weibo for killing disabled son

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

No Photo
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