Harold Ambrosius

Photo of Harold Ambrosius, a white man with graying hair and mustache. He is wearing a suit and tinted glasses.Name: Harold N. Ambrosius.
Died: June 12, 2015.
Age at death: 89.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hobart, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Heart disease.

Details:
Harold’s friend used to come by and help him with chores–until one day she set his house on fire. He died of smoke inhalation combined with his underlying heart disease.

Harold was a retired truck driver and tavern owner.

Perpetrator: Roni Coonen Anderson (Friend, caregiver), charged with murder.

Source:
$100,000 bond for Hobart murder, arson suspect
Harold Ambrosius Obituary, De Pere, WI

Hiroko Ono

No PhotoName: Hiroko Ono.
Died: June 5, 2015.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Sacramento, California, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Hiroko was stabbed to death by her husband.

Perpetrator: Masaharu Ono (Husband), charged with murder; released from jail into hospice care due to his bad health.

Source:
Documents: 92-year-old accused of killing wife near death in hospice care
Calif. man, 89, charged with murdering his wife: cops
Nonagenarian Accused of Killing Wife Said to Be Near Death

David Matwiju

Photo of David Matwiju.Name: David Lee Matwiju Sr.
Died: June 3, 2015.
Age at death: 64.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Springfield Township, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Stroke, kidney disease, alcoholism.

Details:
David’s wife starved him to death.

Mr. Matwiju was a US military veteran whose alcoholism began after his return from Vietnam.

Perpetrator: Dorothy Matwiju (Wife), charged with failing to provide for a functionally impaired person.

Source: Springfield Township Police: Wife charged after husband found starved to death
Springfield Township woman’s lack of care contributed to husband’s death, police say

Dorothy Berry

No PhotoName: Dorothy Berry.
Died: May 24, 2015.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Merritt Island, Florida, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Dorothy’s son and daughter neglected her, keeping her on a wooden bench in the living room and not feeding or cleaning her. She died from malnutrition and infected bedsores.

Perpetrator: George Mack Berry Jr. (Son) and Susan Dawn Berry (Daughter); both charged with aggravated manslaughter and neglect of a disabled adult.

Source: Merritt Island siblings fight charges in mom’s death

Louis Spires

No PhotoName: Louis Spires.
Died: May 15, 2015.
Age at death: 68.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Louth, England, UK.
Disability: Alcoholic, visually impaired, mobility impaired.

Details:
Louis’s partner smothered him by putting a pillow over his face and sitting on it.

Perpetrator: Lynn Stallard (Partner, caretaker), pleaded guilty to murder, sentenced to 12 years to life.

Source: Pensioner who murdered her housebound and disabled partner by putting a pillow on his head and SITTING on it faces life in jail

Izaltina King

No Photo
Name: Izaltina King.
Died: March 19, 2015.
Age at death: 86.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; needed 24-hour care.

Details: Izaltina’s son had neglected her for some time. She died when she fell to the floor and her son did not call for medical assistance for nearly 24 hours.

Perpetrator: Steven E. King (Son). Charged with neglect.

Source: New Bedford man charged with neglect in mother’s death

Gertrudes Hollis

Photo of Gertrudes Hollis, an older woman with tan skin and short white hair, wearing glasses and a pearl necklace.Name: Gertrudes “Diana” Hollis.
Died: February 22, 2015.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Oceanside, California, USA.
Disability: Mobility impaired due to car accident.

Details:
Diana burned to death in an arson fire set by her husband.

Perpetrator: Andrew Hollis (Husband), convicted of first-degree murder, sentenced to life without parole.

Source:
Man who set house on fire, killing disabled wife sentenced
Life in Prison for Oceanside Man Who Killed Disabled Wife by Torching Home
Oceanside man sentenced to life for setting fire to home, killing wife

Ellen Jackson

Photo of Ellen Jackson, a middle-aged woman with shoulder-length gray hair.Name: Ellen Jackson.
Died: February 16, 2015.
Age at death: 66.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Shamokin, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Blindness, diabetes, heart disease.

Details:
Ellen’s daughter left her home unheated and left her alone on the floor to freeze to death.

Ellen was a good baker; her family especially remembers her coconut cream and chocolate pudding pies. She listened to gospel music and loved her three grandchildren.

Perpetrator: Mary Ellen Collins (Daughter), charged with involuntary manslaughter, neglect.

Source: Family Reacts After Woman Charged with Mother’s Death in Shamokin

Ena Lai Dung

No PhotoName: En Lai Dung.
Died: January 16, 2015.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Manurewa, South Auckland, New Zealand.
Disability: Elderly disabled; possibly bulimia.

Details:
Ena Lai lived with her daughter in a rented house. Her daughter refused to take care of her or ask for help; she claimed that Ena Lai had bulimia and refused to eat.

Ena Lai died in her filthy bed, weighing only 29 kg (64 pounds), dehydrated, malnourished, and suffering from infected bedsores. She had fourteen half-healed broken ribs and a broken sternum.

Perpetrator: Cindy Taylor (Daughter), found guilty of  manslaughter, sentenced to 13 years 3 months; Brian Taylor (Housemate), Luana Taylor (Housemate), found guilty of failure to protect a vulnerable adult.

Source:
Daughter on trial for manslaughter of mother
Dead woman had been ‘nibbled’, manslaughter trial hears
Jury to view shocking pics of dead woman
Paramedic overwhelmed by smell when examining malnourished woman’s body
Pathologist details state of dead elderly woman found in own waste
Pathologist: I’ve never seen anything like it
Trial begins over elderly woman’s grim death
Woman found guilty of letting mother starve
Daughter’s ‘cruel’ neglect killed mother
Jail for letting mother starve to death
Daughter jailed for neglect and manslaughter of elderly woman