Mary Bowers

No PhotoName: Mary Bowers.
Died: August 25, 2013.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Orange City, Florida, USA.
Disability: Stroke, Alzheimer’s; recently moved to assisted living facility.

Mary was shot to death by her husband, who then shot himself.

Perpetrator: Gary Bowers (Husband).

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Lola Mae Stout

No PhotoName: Lola Mae Stout.
Died: July 14, 2013.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Disability: Stroke, goiter, schizophrenia.

Instead of getting medical care for their ailing mother, Lola Mae’s sons and husband loaded her in the back of the van where they all lived along with 35 starving animals. As they loaded her in, she collapsed, but they ignored her and went on a two-hour drive to Phoenix. The van had no air conditioning; when they arrived, they found her dead.

Perpetrator: Alan Stout (Son), Gregory Stout (Son), Alva Stout (Husband); all three were sentenced to 2 years probation for vulnerable adult abuse and animal cruelty.

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John Satanoski

Photo of John Satanoski, an older white man with graying hair and brown eyes. He is looking directly at the camera and not smiling.Name: John Louis Satanoski.
Died: May 7, 2013.
Age at death: 65.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Bunnell, Florida, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

John depended on his niece to care for him, but she left him alone for a week while she visited friends. When he was found, John was unconscious, and died a week later.

Perpetrator: Holly Lyn Norris (Niece), charged with aggravated manslaughter.

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Constance Johnston

No PhotoName: Constance Johnston.
Died: February 19, 2013.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Richland, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

When Constance began showing signs of early dementia, her grandson took it as evidence that she was evil and stabbed her fatally in the back.

She was a pastor’s wife with 10 grandchildren.

Perpetrator: Levi Staver (Grandson), pleaded guilty but mentally ill to third-degree murder, sentenced to 10 to 20 years.

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Virginia Boldt

No PhotoName: Virginia Boldt.
Died: January 18, 2013.
Age at death: 75.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Tequesta, Florida, USA.
Disability: Dementia, chronic illness.

Virginia’s husband went to the assisted-living facility where she lived and shot her to death, then killed himself.

From her obituary: “She was a Mensa Society member; enjoyed classical music, particularly opera. She was an organist, loved bird photography, Maine Coon cats and wildlife.”

Perpetrator: Roy Boldt (Husband).

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Herman Ritchey Jr.

No PhotoName: Herman Ritchey Jr.
Died: October 24, 2012.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Fatal neglect.
Location: Mio, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease.

Herman’s daughter and son-in-law took his social security payments while they left Herman locked in his bedroom and denied him the medication and care he needed. He eventually died from starvation.

Perpetrator: Rachel Bruce (Daughter) and Carl Bruce (Son-in-law), both convicted of felony murder and vulnerable adult abuse and sentenced to life without parole.

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Patricia Kohler

: Patricia Kohler.
Died: September 11, 2012.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Starvation.
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease, depression.

Patricia’s daughter and granddaughter allegedly starved her to death, locked her in her room and refused to feed her.

Perpetrator: Diane Robinson (Daughter), Jessica Rampersadsingh (Granddaughter), were charged with murder, theft, and false imprisonment.

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Charles Dalziel

No PhotoName: Charles Dalziel.
Died: August 31, 2012.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Barmera, Australia.
Disability: Used a wheelchair, was “totally reliant on his wife”.

Charles’s wife set fire to his bed, with him in it, and burned him alive.

Perpetrator: Beverley Dalziel (Wife), charged with murder.

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Gertrudes Alwardt

Photo of the gravestone of Gertrudes Alwardt. It reads, "Alwardt, Theodore R, Gertrudes G.", and gives birth and death dates for both.Name: Gertrudes Marcaida “Gigi” Alwardt.
Died: July 2, 2012.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: East Poultney, Vermont, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness (elderly disabled).

Gigi was bludgeoned to death by her son, who struck her head against the table and then beat her with a wine bottle. Initially he claimed she had fallen; then he said he had done it because he thought she was possessed. In reducing the charge from murder to manslaughter, the judge noted that the killer was mentally ill and was “stressed” by caring for Gigi, whose health had been failing.

She had worked as a secretary for the Phillippine government, and had traveled the world during her lifetime. She enjoyed reading.

Perpetrator: Roderick Geronimo (Adoptive son), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 8-15 years in prison.

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Howard Spracher

No Photo
Name: Howard E. Spracher.
Died: June 5, 2012.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Visually impaired, physical/mental ill health.

Howard’s girlfriend locked him into a bare room, starved him, and beat him. He died of his injuries.

Howard worked for sixteen years for the city of Omaha as a public events worker.

Perpetrator: Darlene Coulibaly (Girlfriend/Housemate), pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, domestic assault, and elder abuse; sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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