Ruby Wilson

Photo of Ruby Williams, a very elderly woman with pale skin and wispy, curly white hair. She is wearing a peach sweater, and has been photographed in the middle of laughing at something off-camera.Name: Ruby Wilson.
Died: November 29, 2017.
Age at death: 94.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England, UK.
Disability: Elder nursing home resident.

Details:
Ruby’s grandson went to the care home where she and her husband lived; he stabbed her in the neck, killing her.

She was a great-great-grandmother who had just celebrated her 70th wedding anniversary with her husband. Her family remembers her “creativity and love for crocheting, dressmaking and bingo” and says she “always had a song to sing for every occasion”.

Perpetrator: Antony Jennings (Grandson), charged with murder.

Source:
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Carolyn Croucher

No PhotoName: Carolyn Croucher.
Died: November 10, 2017.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Mobile, Alabama, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; “bedridden and in hospice care”.

Details:
Carolyn’s son beat her to death with her own oxygen tank because she “wouldn’t stop crying”.

Perpetrator: Joseph Wood (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
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Masako Kumada

No PhotoName: Masako Kumada.
Died: October 16, 2017.
Age at death: 61.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Otawara City, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified chronic illness.

Details:
Ms. Kumada’s husband slit her throat with a knife because he was “worried about their future as a married couple”.

Perpetrator: Masao Kumada (Husband), arrested.

Source: Tochigi man stabs bedridden wife to death

Ms. Liu

No PhotoName: Liu (First name unknown).
Died: October 8, 2017.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kwai Chung, Hong Kong.
Disability: Chronic illness (heart and kidney disease; arthritis), wheelchair user.

Details:
Ms. Liu’s son decided it was “too tough” to take care of her, so he stabbed her to death.

Perpetrator: Mr. Lee (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
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Jane Sergeant

No PhotoName: Jane Sergeant.
Died: October 4, 2017.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Pwllmeyric, Wales, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Jane’s husband took her out of the nursing home where she lived and poisoned her with prescription medication; then he killed himself.

Perpetrator: Richard Sergeant (Husband).

Source:
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Swarna Kapoor

Photo of Swarna Kapoor. She has dark brown hair and fair skin, and is wearing yellow and red. She is wearing glasses and has a dark-red bindi on her forehead.Name: Swarna Kapoor.
Died: September 26, 2017.
Age at death: 62.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: New Delhi, India.
Disability: Mobility impaired.

Details:
When Swarna saw her daughter-in-law hitting her grandchildren, she stepped in and tried to protect the children. Her daughter-in-law grew angry and bludgeoned her to death with her own walker.

Perpetrator: Kanchan Kapoor (Daughter-in-law), chraged with murder.

Source:
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Elizabeth and Frank Lackey

Black and white photo of Frank and Elizabeth Lackey. They have fair skin. She has dark hair and is wearing a sweater; he has light hair and is wearing a suit and glasses.Name: Elizabeth “Esu” Lackey.
Age at death: 85.

Name: Frank Danby “Dan” Lackey III.
Age at death: 89.

Died: September 8, 2017.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Groton, Massachusetts, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; required caregiver.

Details:
Esu and Dan were both beaten to death by their grandson, along with their home-health worker Bertha Mae Parker, and their daughter, Elizabeth “Buffy” Krause.

The Lackeys were active in the Chewonki Foundation, a charitable organization that holds summer camps to teach kids about the environment and sustainability.

Perpetrator: Orion Krause (Grandson), charged with four counts of murder.

Source:
Orion Krause beat four people to death in Groton home
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FRANK DANBY LACKEY III’s Obituary on Boston Globe
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Kyoji Hattori

No PhotoName: Kyoji Hattori.
Died: September 7, 2017.
Age at death: 88.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Otaki, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Mobility impaired.

Details:
Mr. Hattori was strangled to death by his son.

Perpetrator: Kazuo Hattori (Son), arrested.

Source:
Man arrested over murder of 88-year-old father – Japan Today
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Hideko Mizutani

No Photo
Name: Hideko Mizutani.
Died: August 28, 2017.
Age at death: 90.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Yokohama, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Ms. Mizutani’s grandson killed her by stabbing her in the neck.

Perpetrator: Taisuke Mikami (Grandson), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source: 34-year-old man arrested over murder of 90-year-old grandmother

Shirley Williamson

No PhotoName: Shirley Williamson.
Died: August 26, 2017.
Age at death: 65.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Powell, Wyoming, USA.
Disability: Blind; mental illness.

Details:
Shirley Williamson was shot by her husband because her mental illness had been getting worse.

Her son reported that she had recently told him, “If I die, it will be someone else who did it.”

Perpetrator: David Williamson (Husband), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
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