Philip White

Portrait photo of Philip White. He is a middle-aged man with graying curly black hair and dark-brown skin, wearing a dress shirt and tie.Name: Philip White.
Died: May 22, 2018.
Age at death: 65.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Other victims:
William Carter, age 83
Orsie Carter, age 79

Philip’s girlfriend moved in with him to act as his caretaker. She had been staying with him for about six months, and stealing from him. His parents, William and Orsi Carter, were visiting him to check on him as they often did. Philip’s mother laid down the law, demanding that his girlfriend leave. Angry that she was going to be thrown out of the home and lose access to her source of money, she killed Philip and his parents by bludgeoning and shooting them to death.

Philip was a probation officer who retired when he became disabled. His neighbors all knew him as a quiet, kind man; he had lived in the same house for forty years.

Perpetrator: Nancy Amelia Jackson (Girlfriend/caretaker), charged with three counts of murder.

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Mary Smith

Photo of Mary Smith, a heavyset woman with dark-brown skin and shoulder-length hair in ringlets. She is wearing lipstick and a white blouse, and squinting at the camera.Name: Mary Jane Smith.
Died: May 22, 2018.
Age at death: 88.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA.
Disability: Dementia, Parkinson’s disease.

Mary Jane’s daughter took her out of her nursing home and took her home. There, Mary was severely neglected. She didn’t get enough food to eat or adequate medical care, and she developed bedsores. Doctors repeatedly informed Mary’s daughter that she needed care. Finally, Mary was brought to the hospital, weighing only 72 pounds, and died days later.

Mary Jane owned a beauty shop, ran a day care, and worked as a nurse’s aide.

Perpetrator: Gladys Smith (Daughter).

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Wilson Ross

No PhotoName: Wilson Ross.
Died: May 21, 2018.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Summerville, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Frail elder.

Wilson’s son, who had moved in to help him and his wife, stabbed him to death. His wife, who has severe dementia, survived but may not be able to understand that her husband has been murdered.

Perpetrator: Charles Ross (Son), charged with murder.

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Josephine Leong

Photo of Josephine Leong, an older woman with chin-length brown hair and freckled tan skin.Name: Josephine Leong.
Died: April 27, 2018.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Foster Village, Hawaii, USA.
Disability: Injuries from car accident; wheelchair user.

Josephine was shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Winton Leong Sr. (Husband).

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Betty Lyons

Photo of Betty Lyons, an elderly woman with short white hair and freckled skin, wearing a green coat and purple drop earrings.Name: Betty Lyons.
Died: April 21, 2018.
Age at death: 85.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Rochester, England, UK.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Betty was strangled by her husband, who then hanged himself.

Perpetrator: George Lyons (Husband).

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Sharron Wood

No PhotoName: Sharron Ann Wood.
Died: April 20, 2018.
Age at death: 68.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Niceville, Florida, USA.
Disability: Poor health.

Sharron had a son named James David, who had cerebral palsy and needed round-the-clock care. When Sharron’s own health began to worsen, her husband decided that caring for David was too much of a burden and that Sharron had “become hard to handle”. As they slept in their beds, he bludgeoned her and David with a metal mallet.

Sharron and David survived the initial attack, and were both taken to a hospital and then a rehabilitation facility. Sharron had to have facial reconstruction. However, nearly three months after the attack, Sharron died of her injuries. David survived, though with bleeding on the brain.

Sharron was a retired child care director who had worked at a local elementary school for fifteen years as well as helping her son David.

Perpetrator: Judson Anthony Wood (Husband), charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder; declared incompetent to stand trial and hospitalized in a forensic mental hospital to restore competency.

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Kathleen White-Gangruth

No PhotoName: Kathleen A. White-Gangruth.
Died: April 17, 2018.
Age at death: 61.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Dementia, schizophrenia, mobility impaired (wheelchair user after hip injury).

Kathleen’s husband had been charged with assaulting her three times over twelve years. Tired of caring for her and having had a fight with her, he killed her by dousing her in gasoline and setting her on fire.

She was a retired Army nurse who spent her career at at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii.

Perpetrator: Delano Gangruth (Husband), charged with second-degree murder and burning a house.

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Susan and Daniel Gibson

No PhotoName: Susan Gibson.
Age at death: 75.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Name: Daniel L. Gibson.
Age at death: 17.
Disability: Unspecified; special needs.

Died: April 9, 2018.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Reeds Spring, Missouri, USA.

Susan and her grandson Daniel were shot dead by Susan’s son, Daniel’s father, in a murder-suicide. Also killed was Cynthia Miller, 43, the girlfriend of the killer.

Perpetrator: Victor Gibson (Father of Daniel, son of Susan).

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Susao Okuda

No PhotoName: Susao Okuda.
Died: March 16, 2018.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan.
Disability: Mobility impaired due to stroke.

Mr. Okuda was strangled by his wife. She told police she had “become tired” because she had to care for him, so she killed him.

Perpetrator: Sachiko Okuda (Wife), arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Leo McWilliams

Photo of Leo McWilliams, an older man with gray hair and fair skin, wearing a plum-colored shirt and smiling for the camera.Name: Leo McWilliams.
Died: March 8, 2018.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Buckhannon, West Virginia, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Leo’s son cut his throat, killing him.

Leo was a retired machine shop teacher who bred Old English Bulldogs.

Perpetrator: Timothy McWilliams (Son), charged with premeditated murder.

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