Erwin Drake

No PhotoName: Erwin Emerson Drake.
Died: February 12, 2017.
Age at death: 93.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Florence, Oregon, USA.
Disability: Blindness, dementia, mobility impairment.

Details:
Erwin was shot by his ex-wife, who first claimed that he had threatened her, then claimed it had been a mercy-killing because of his dementia.

Perpetrator: Carolyn Stickley (Ex-wife), charged with murder.

Source:
Ex-wife claimed self-defense, then mercy killing after shooting 93-year-old Florence man, court records show
Florence woman charged in killing of 93-year-old ex-husband
Quail Creek woman held in Oregon murder

Robert Jones

No PhotoName: Robert Jones.
Died: February 8, 2017.
Age at death: 61.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA.
Disability: Fetal alcohol syndrome.

Details:
Robert was beaten to death by his niece.

Perpetrator: Tynisha Hall (Niece).

Source:
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Samuel Murrell

No PhotoName: Samuel Murrell.
Died: February 2, 2017.
Age at death: 87.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Frail elderly.

Details:
Samuel was murdered by his nephew, who stabbed and strangled him.

Perpetrator: Greg Shields (Nephew), charged with murder and tampering with evidence.

Source:
Multiple injuries lead to death of man in murder case
Samuel Murrell Obituary – Bowling Green, Kentucky

James Smith

No PhotoName: James Smith.
Died: February 1, 2017.
Age at death: 68.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: San Diego, California, USA.
Disability: TBI from car accident; wheelchair user.

Details:
James was shot by his wife in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Candace Smith (Wife).

Source:
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Peter Abrahams

Photo of Peter Abrahams, an elderly African man with medium-brown skin and white hair and mustache.Name: Peter Abrahams.
Died: January 18, 2017.
Age at death: 97.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Red Hills, St. Andrew, Jamaica.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
After Peter objected to the way his aide’s husband had used his credit card, the man became angry, threw him out of his wheelchair, and bashed his head against the floor until he died.

Peter was a novelist, journalist, and political commentator who was born in South Africa, lived in the UK, and finally moved to Jamaica.

Perpetrator: Norman Tomlinson (Husband of Peter’s aide; lover?), charged with murder.

Source:
Murder accused alleges gay affair with Peter Abrahams — sources
Investigators Give Details On Murder Of Peter Abrahams
Suspect reportedly admits to killing Peter Abrahams
Murder accused alleges gay affair with Peter Abrahams — sources
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Peter Abrahams

Marilyn Miller

Photo of Marilyn Miller, a woman with short white hair and fair skin, photographed outdoors.Name: Marilyn Miller.
Died: January 14, 2017.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Waterloo, Iowa, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness.

Details:
Marilyn’s husband took her to the park, where he shot her before killing himself. Friends said he might have done it because he didn’t want them to go to a nursing home.

Perpetrator: Neil Miller (Husband).

Source:
Murder-Suicide couple wanted to avoid nursing home
Autopsies: Iowa murder-suicide couple suffered health issues
Autopsies confirm murder-suicide in park deaths of couple

Irene McLean

Photo of Irene McLean, an elderly woman with curly white hair and fair skin, wearing an embroidered sweater.Name: Irene McLean.
Died: January 10, 2017.
Age at death: 96.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Irene died from malnutrition and multiple rib fractures, after being removed from her home by adult protective services in terrible shape.

Irene visited over 100 countries during her lifetime. She liked swimming, yoga, and dance.

Perpetrator: A family member, who Irene lived with.

Source:
Malnutrition, Alzheimer’s and broken ribs cause of death for elderly woman taken from Virginia Beach home
A 96-year-old Virginia Beach woman was found with bruises and skin tears. Her friends want to know why.
Death of elderly Virginia Beach woman found with bruises, skin tears spurs police probe
96-year-old woman dies after being removed from horrific condition

Barbara Martone

Photo of Barbara Martone. She is a woman with auburn hair and fair skin, wearig pink lipstick and nail polish, gold earrings, and a black and gray blouse.Name: Barbara Martone.
Died: January 9, 2017.
Age at death: 81.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Wayne, New Jersey, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness (Cancer); disabled elder.

Details:
Barbara’s husband shot her in a murder-suicide.

She was retired from her job fundraising for Easter Seals; she had two sons, a grandson, and a granddaughter. She liked lobster dinners, dancing, gambling at Atlantic City, and crossword puzzles. She always carried photos of her children and grandchildren, and would show them to anyone she met.

Perpetrator: Daniel Martone (Husband).

Source:
Few answers in murder/suicide of Wayne couple
Barbara Martone’s Obituary on The Record
Health problems plagued couple prior to shooting deaths
Wayne Man, 80, Kills Self, 81-Year-Old Wife In Murder-Suicide: Prosecutor

Perleen Bode

Photo of Perleen Bode. She is a young woman with fair skin and dark curly hair; she is wearing an old-fashioned navy blue dress with white trim.Name: Perleen June Bode.
Died: January 4, 2017.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bremerton, Washington, USA.
Disability: Chronic lung disease, congestive heart failure.

Details:
Perleen was an extrovert who liked cars and spending time with her friends. She was retired from a government job, and had two sons and four grandchildren.

After Perleen’s husband died, she found a new boyfriend who became her caretaker. Her boyfriend abused her for a long time until finally killing her; she died of a broken neck from manual strangulation.

Perpetrator: Richard Raul Heller (Boyfriend), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
Caretaker, boyfriend charged in woman’s death from January
Perleen June Bode, 66
Bremerton police arrest man in death of 67-year-old woman

Theresa Smothers

No PhotoName: Theresa Smothers.
Died: December 31, 2016.
Age at death: 87.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
When a hospice worker visited Theresa for the first time, she saw obvious signs that her daughter had been neglecting her and called for an ambulance. Theresa was taken to the hospital with starvation, dehydration, and infected bedsores; two days later, she died. She weighed 71 pounds; she had been fed just one packet of applesauce per day.

Perpetrator: Judy Smothers (Daughter), charged with second-degree murder and elder abuse.

Source:
Elderly Woman Dies from Extreme Neglect, But It’s Her Daughter’s Excuse That Tops Everything…
Victim of suspected elderly abuse dies
87-year-old woman, suspected victim of abuse, dies
Missouri woman accused in death of mother, 87
87-year-old woman, suspected victim of abuse, dies after authorities remove her from daughter’s home
Woman charged with murder, elder abuse in mother’s death
Poplar Bluff woman pleads not guilty to murder after her mother died of malnourishment