William Johnson

No PhotoName: William Johnson.
Died: July 11, 2017.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Glendale, Arizona, USA.
Disability: Disabled veteran; wheelchair user.

Details:
William was beaten to death by his stepson because he would not get out of bed.

Perpetrator: Heath Allen McConkey (Stepson).

Source:
Glendale man accused of beating disabled stepfather to death
Glendale police: Man beat disabled stepfather to death
Glendale man allegedly beat disabled stepdad to death
Final release order and order regarding counsel
Glendale man accused of fatally beating disabled stepfather
Arizona Man Allegedly Beat Disabled Stepdad to Death for Not Getting Out of Bed

Johnnie and Shirley Ervin

No PhotoName: Johnnie Ervin.
Age at death: 67.
Disability: Mobility impairment (Used walker).

Name: Shirley Ervin.
Age at death: 69.
Disability: Dementia.

Died: June 18, 2017.
Cause of death: Multiple murder (Stabbed).
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Details:
Shirley and Johnnie were stabbed to death by their son.

Perpetrator: Dexter Barnes (Son), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Son charged in stabbing deaths of elderly parents held without bail
Son Stabbed Parents in ‘Unimaginable’ Double Murder: Court
Austin man charged with stabbing his elderly parents to death

Lam Mei-kam

No PhotoName: Lam Mei-kam.
Died: June 6, 2017.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hong Kong.
Disability: Stroke, wheelchair user, chronic illness.

Details:
Lam was strangled to death by her husband.

Perpetrator: Wong Kwok-man (Husband), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source:
Hong Kong man who ‘strangled disabled wife feared no one would take care of her if he fell sick’
Man ‘strangled his disabled wife to end her suffering’

Gail Caulfield

No PhotoName: Gail Caulfield.
Died: May 10, 2017 (Body found).
Age at death: 75.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Deltona, Florida, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Gail was shot by her husband. He buried her body and claimed she had moved away. Some time later, he committed suicide himself just after telling police where her body was.

Perpetrator: Laurence Caulfield (Husband).

Source:
Deputies investigate possible murder-suicide of elderly Deltona couple
Detectives investigating possible murder-suicide in Deltona after man found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound
Body found in back yard of Deltona home where husband killed self, deputies say
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Florida man shoots self and says wife is buried out back
Woman dies, man kills himself when confronted by Osceola County deputies
Sheriff: Human remains found in Deltona backyard where man took his own life, left note saying he killed wife
Man Kills Himself And Leaves Note Saying He Buried Wife In The Backyard
Fla. man kills self, claims in note he buried wife’s body in yard
Man killed wife who was suffering from Alzheimer’s, deputies say

Yoshiaki Tamekiyo

No PhotoName: Yoshiaki Tamekiyo.
Died: May 6, 2017.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Yoshiaki’s wife stopped feeding him, and he died of starvation.

Perpetrator: Nobuko Tamekiyo (Wife), arrested.

Source: Woman arrested for starving to death husband who had dementia

Laxmi Naidu

No PhotoName: Laxmi Naidu.
Died: April 25, 2017.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Delhi, India.
Disability: Disabled elderly.

Details:
Laxmi’s son hit her on the head with a brick, then strangled her. He said he had done it because he couldn’t pay to take care of her and she wouldn’t go to an old-age home or move in with her other son.

Perpetrator: Laxman Kumar Naidu (Son), arrested.

Source:
Delhi man batters 76-year-old mother to death for refusing to go to old-age home
‘I Have Killed My Mother’: Delhi Man Calls Police After Beating And Strangulating Septuagenarian To Death
Failing to provide healthcare, son strangles elderly woman to death in Delhi

Ruth Bain

Photo of Ruth Bain, an older woman with pale skin, wearing a red-striped top and pearl earrings. Her hair is short, curly, and nearly white.Name: Ruth Bain.
Died: March 4, 2017.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Denton, Texas, USA.
Disability: Dementia; stroke.

Details:
Ruth was shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.

She liked gardening and doing volunteer work.

Perpetrator: Joe Bain (Husband).

Source:
Fearing nursing home, elderly Denton man kills wife before killing himself
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Denton Tragedy Highlights Lack of Suicide Support for Texas’ Elderly

Avis Addison

No PhotoName: Avis Addison.
Died: February 22, 2017.
Age at death: 88.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: St. Merryn, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Avis was murdered by her husband.

Perpetrator: Douglas Addison (Husband).

Source:
Douglas Addison has been charged with the murder of his wife in quiet Cornish village of St Merryn
Man, 88, charged with murder of his 88-year-old wife

Jocelyne Lizotte

Photo of Jocelyne Lizotte, a middle-aged woman with graying light-brown hair cut to chin length. She is leaning her head against her hand, smiling, and wearing a flower-print shirt.Name: Jocelyne Lizotte.
Died: February 20, 2017.
Age at death: 60.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease, mobility impairment (Wheelchair user).

Details:
Jocelyne’s husband had applied for her to have euthanasia. However, because she had dementia and was not competent to make that decision, they were denied. Undeterred, Jocelyne’s husband killed her by smothering her with a pillow.

Perpetrator: Michael Cadotte (Husband), charged with second-degree murder, out on bail.

Source:
‘She died in dignity,’ man accused of killing his ailing wife tells bail hearing
Alleged murder of woman with Alzheimer’s leads to demand for more euthanasia
Man Kills His Wife Because They Were Refused an Assisted Suicide
BioEdge: Should Quebec’s Alzheimer’s patients be eligible for euthanasia?
Slaying of nursing-home patient renews questions about medical assistance in dying
Death of dementia patient revives debate over assisted suicide
Renewed calls to review assisted death rules after Montreal man charged with murdering wife
Man charged with nursing home murder made cryptic Facebook post
Man arrested in death of woman at seniors’ residence
‘No murder in empathy and compassion,’ Michel Cadotte’s lawyer argues
Suspect in controversial murder of Alzheimer’s patient seeks bail
Montreal man accused in death of wife with Alzheimer’s disease granted bail
A murder case over assisted dying divides Quebec

Walter Clark

Photo of Walter Clark. He has brown skin; he is wearing a black hat and a red collared shirt.Name: Walter Mack Clark.
Died: February 17, 2017.
Age at death: 63.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Washington DC, USA.
Disability: Diabetes, partial amputation of foot, chronic illness.

Details:
Walter was beaten to death by his girlfriend with a baseball bat.

He was a retired cook.

Perpetrator: Thomasine Bennett (Girlfriend), charged with first-degree murder.

Source: Woman, 76, Who Beat Boyfriend, 63, to Death With Bat Was Tired of Loving Him, Police Say
Woman, 76, Beat Boyfriend, 63, to Death With Bat: Police
67-year-old woman charged with murder told police she beat man with baseball bat
67-Year-Old Woman Beat Boyfriend to Death with a Bat for 36 Hours, Police Allege