Adeline Hill

No PhotoName: Adeline Hill.
Died: January 29, 2018.
Age at death: 66.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Adeline and her daughter Renee Cosom, age 42, were shot dead by her daughter’s boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Daughter’s boyfriend, household member.

Source:
Victims in Northeast Philadelphia shooting identified
Boyfriend Questioned in Murders of Woman and Her Mother
Man questioned after mother, daughter killed in NE Philly

Malu Devi

No PhotoName: Malu Devi.
Died: December 19, 2017.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Chitalwana, Rajasthan, India.
Disability: Mental illness or developmental disability.

Details:
Because of Malu’s disability, her husband was given permission to marry again. Together, Malu and her fellow wife, 22-year-old Dariya, had three children.

Their husband, dissatisfied with his wives, locked Malu and Dariya in his car and set the car on fire. They burned to death; their children survived.

Perpetrator: Deepa Ram Prajapati (Husband), arrested.

Source:
Husband accused of murdering his two wives by burning them to death in car
Rajasthan: Man held for burning to death two wives in car, showing it as mishap
Man locks 2 wives in car and sets it afire, says they didn’t keep mother happy
Husband burns his two wives to death in car
Rajasthan Man Locks Wives In Car, Sets It On Fire For Keeping Mother Unhappy
Man in Rajasthan burns two wives to death in car, held
Rajasthan: Running car caches fire, two women burnt alive in Jalore

Luke and Aubrey Dawson

Photo of Luke and Bree Dawson, two small children. Bree is a girl with blond hair and fair skin; Luke has dark hair and fair skin. They are wearing Christmas-themed gingerbread cookie sweaters and have their arms around each other.Name: Luke Dawson.
Age at death: 9.
Disability: Anxiety.

Name: Aubrey “Bree” Dawson.
Age at death: 5.
Disability: None; killer believed she would inherit depression.

Died: December 9, 2017.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: North Richland Hills, Texas, USA.

Details:
Luke was an adventurous boy who liked sports and played basketball, baseball, and soccer.

Bree wanted to be a NICU nurse like her mother. She liked learning about neonatal medicine and playing with her toy kitchen.

Luke and Bree were both shot to death by their father, who decided to end their lives before he committed suicide because he believed they would inherit his mental illness.

Perpetrator: Christopher Dawson (Father).

Source:
Dad kills his two kids ‘because he feared they would get his depression’
Surgeon shot dead children then himself ‘fearing they would inherit depression’
Surgeon battling depression kills himself and his two kids
Surgeon battling depression kills himself and his two kids, 5 and 9
Aubrey Dawson’s Obituary
Luke Dawson’s Obituary
Christopher Chad Dawson’s Obituary

Meghan Scully

Photo of Meghan Scully, a woman with curly chin-length dark blonde hair and pale skin. She has green eyes and is wearing make-up and smiling slightly.Name: Meghan Scully.
Died: November 25, 2017.
Age at death: 38.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Unspecified disability.

Details:
Meghan and her mother, 68-year-old Mary, were shot and killed by her father in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Robert Scully (Father).

Source:
Police: Spotsylvania Co. Man Killed Wife, Daughter, Himself
Autopsy shows Spotsylvania man killed wife and daughter before killing himself, police say
Meghan Scully, age 38

Jeya Pichamuthu

Photo of Jeya Pichamuthu, a woman with tan skin and long, wavy black hair. She has a bindi on her forehead.Name: Jeya Pichamuthu.
Died: October 6, 2017.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Mutiara Rini, Malaysia.
Disability: Kidney disease.

Details:
Jeya’s husband strangled her and her two children because he could not pay for treatment for her kidney disease.

Jeya had a son, Sharveen Pubalan, age 14, and a daughter, Krishaa Priteena, age 9. They were also strangled by her husband, who then hung himself.

Perpetrator: Publan Retnam (Husband).

Source:
Johor Baru murder-suicide: My brother was a loving husband and caring father, says brother
FAMILY OF FOUR FOUND DEAD IN JB MURDER-SUICIDE SHOCKER: MAN KILLS SON, 14, DAUGHTER, 9, AFTER WIFE DIES BEFORE HANGING HIMSELF
Death of four in a family is murder-suicide; case closed – police

Sarthak and Varad

Photo of Sarthak and Varad, twin boys. They have black hair and light-brown skin, and are wearing collared shirts, one green and one blue. The boy in the green shirt is holding up two fingers in a "V" sign.Name: Varad.
Name: Sarthak.

Age at death: 7.
Died: September 9, 2017.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Kalwa, Thane, India.
Disability: Developmental disability.

Details:
Twin brothers Varad and Sarthak were killed–either poisoned or strangled–by their mother, who then committed suicide.

They took dance lessons and attended a special school.

Perpetrator: Archana Kadam (Mother).

Source: Mumbai woman battling depression strangles mentally challenged sons, hangs herself
Kalwa Murders and Suicide: ‘Mother was frustrated at mentally challenged twins’ condition’, says Police

Elizabeth and Frank Lackey

Black and white photo of Frank and Elizabeth Lackey. They have fair skin. She has dark hair and is wearing a sweater; he has light hair and is wearing a suit and glasses.Name: Elizabeth “Esu” Lackey.
Age at death: 85.

Name: Frank Danby “Dan” Lackey III.
Age at death: 89.

Died: September 8, 2017.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Groton, Massachusetts, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; required caregiver.

Details:
Esu and Dan were both beaten to death by their grandson, along with their home-health worker Bertha Mae Parker, and their daughter, Elizabeth “Buffy” Krause.

The Lackeys were active in the Chewonki Foundation, a charitable organization that holds summer camps to teach kids about the environment and sustainability.

Perpetrator: Orion Krause (Grandson), charged with four counts of murder.

Source:
Orion Krause beat four people to death in Groton home
‘I murdered four people.’ A stranger at the door, a terrible crime
Mom slain in Groton described as ‘goodhearted person, always’
FRANK DANBY LACKEY III’s Obituary on Boston Globe
ELIZABETH CLEVELAND LACKEY’s Obituary on Boston Globe

Leah Cohen

Photo of Leah Cohen, a middle-aged woman with fair skin and short, straight brown hair. She is wearing a turquoise blouse and small gold hoop earrings.Name: Leah Cohen.
Died: August 11, 2017.
Age at death: 66.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: London, England, UK.
Disability: Unspecified physical and mental disability; walked with a cane.

Details:
Leah Cohen and her daughter Hannah were stabbed to death by her son. Apparently, he was upset that he had been left out of his father’s will.

Leah and her family own Beigel Bake, their family business, a London bakery famous for its salt-beef bagels. Hannah and her sister ran a cake shop, which closed when Hannah was killed; Leah’s other two sons now run the bagel shop.

Perpetrator: Joshua Cohen (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
Brick Lane bagel tycoon’s son ‘murdered mother and sister at home’
Man charged in North London bagel dynasty murders
Golders Green murder – son, 27, charged with murder after his bagel millionaire mum and sister are stabbed to death’ in their North London home
Heir to famous London bagel shop ‘arrested over knife murder of mother and sister’
Bagel murder suspect had been cut out of family fortune weeks before killings, documents show
Tributes paid to mother and daughter ‘stabbed by schizophrenic son’
Son arrested after allegedly stabbing mum, 66, and daughter, 33, to death in North London

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

Lovedeep Singh

No PhotoName: Lovedeep Singh.
Died: May 17, 2017.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Fateh-Ullah-Shahwala, Dharamkot, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Disability: Mobility impaired; bedbound.

Details:
Lovedeep and his three-year-old sister Jasmine were killed by their father, who hacked them to death with an axe. Police said that he was frustrated because two of his sons were physically disabled. He initially tried to blame the crime on their mother and her brother, but then when the truth came out he ran from police.

Perpetrator: Sher Singh (Father), on the run, wanted for murder.

Source:
Spate of crimes in Moga, 5 murders, three rapes in 10 days
Moga siblings’ murder: Day after, father booked for murder
Moga | Mother Kills Her Daughter And Stepson With An Axe