Henrietta Belcher

No PhotoName: Henrietta “Retta” Green Belcher.
Died: November 5, 2016; bodies found November 15, 2016.
Age at death: 69.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Inman, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Stroke; communication impaired; chronic illness.

Details:
Retta was a homemaker whose husband William “Eddie” Belcher, an associate pastor, had retired to care for her after she had a stroke. The couple had five children and fourteen grandchildren.

Eddie and Retta were shot to death by their son, their bodies left in the house for ten days until a relative called police to ask for a welfare check.

Their killer claims that he shot his parents because his father asked him to do it. Whether or not Eddie Belcher asked to be killed, Retta Belcher, unable to speak because of her stroke, could not have made such a request for herself.

Perpetrator: Stephen Linwood Belcher (son), charged with two counts of murder.

Source:
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Janice and Robyn Frescura

Photo of Janice and Robyn Frescura. Janice is an older woman with fair skin and gray hair; Robyn is a middle-aged woman with brown hair and fair skin. Both women are wearing glasses, shirts and jackets.Name: Janice Frescura.
Age at death: 68.
Disability: Lung cancer.

Name: Robyn Frescura.
Age at death: 50.
Disability: Unspecified.

Died: November 3, 2016.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Booral, Queensland, Australia.

Details:
Janice and her daughter Robyn were shot to death in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: John Frescura (Husband/father).

Source:
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Andreas Headland

Photo of Andreas Headland, a smiling blond baby boy in a black and white onesie. He is outdoors and squinting in the sun.Name: Andreas Headland.
Died: October 20, 2016.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Disability: Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia.

Details:
Andreas and his five-year-old sister Zaraiyah-Lily were both murdered by their father.

Perpetrator: Jason Craig Headland (Father), charged with murder.

Source:
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Maria, Elisa and Martin Lutz

Photo of Maria, Elisa, and Martin Lutz, a mother and two children. Maria is hugging her two children, who are wearing brightly-colored clothing. They are all fair-skinned with light brown hair.Name: Elisa “Eli” Lutz.
Age at death: 11.
Disability: Deaf; Autistic.

Name: Martin “Tin” Lutz.
Age at death: 10.
Disability: Deaf; Autistic.

Name Maria Claudia Lutz.
Age at death: 43.
Disability: Depression/Anxiety.

Died: October 17, 2016.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Davidson, Sydney, Australia.

Details:
When their mother did not show up at school to volunteer in the canteen, the school called police to check up on the family. Elisa and Martin were found dead in their home along with both parents, victims of murder-suicide. Their father had installed pipes in their house to fill it with carbon monoxide, killing the whole family.

Both children liked artwork at school. Martin was particularly talented at painting; Elisa liked dancing and singing. Maria was a dedicated mother who missed her native country, Colombia.

Perpetrator: Fernando Manrique (Father).

Source:
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Rebecca Cutler

Photo of Rebecca Cutler, a woman with brown skin and dark brown eyes, and straight black hair with silver streaks dyed into it.Name: Rebecca Cutler.
Died: February 10, 2016.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Willowbrook, New York, USA.
Disability: Bipolar disorder, postpartum depression.

Details:
Rebecca and her three children were stabbed by her boyfriend. Rebecca and her two children, Maiyah and Ziana, died; her third child survived. Her boyfriend tried to claim that because she was bipolar, Rebecca had killed her children and he killed her in self-defense.

Perpetrator: Michael Sykes (Boyfriend), convicted of second-degree murder.

Source:
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Carmina Brown

Black and white photo of Carmina Brown, a young woman with straight, dark hair and pale skin. She is squinting into the sun.Name: Carmina Brown.
Died: December 11, 2015.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Kennewick, Washington, USA.
Disability: Developmental disability.

Details:
Carmina was shot by her father in a murder-suicide. He also killed her mother, Elena.

Carmina worked at Goodwill and was on a Special Olympics swim team. She enjoyed cycling and went to camp every summer.

Perpetrator: Doug Brown (Father).

Source: Neighbors, friends reeling after apparent murder-suicide in Kennewick
Carmina, Elena, Douglas Brown Obituary

Vishal Gaikwad

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Name: Vishal Gaikwad.
Died: October 27, 2015.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Pashan, Pune, India.
Disability: Unspecified physical disability.

Details:
Vishal’s father killed him and his mother (Arati Gaikwad, age 35) with an axe before hanging himself.

Perpetrator: Raju Laxman Gaikwad (Father).

Source: Man hacks son, wife to death, then hangs self

Sze-ming Chan

Blurry, somewhat distorted photo of Sze-ming Chan, a small boy wearing a backpack.Name: Sze-ming Chan.
Died: September 5, 2015.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Hong Kong, China.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Sze-ming’s father killed him and kept the body in his apartment. About five or six days later, he killed himself and Sze-ming’s eight-year-old brother Sze-ho by filling the apartment with charcoal smoke.

Perpetrator: Chun-hing Chan (Father).

Source: Hong Kong father who killed his sons in murder-suicide ‘saw his fortune disappear after inviting dishonest relative to run his business’

Thenmozhi, Vasanthi, and Vasantha Kumar

No PhotoName: Thenmozhi.
Age at death: 18.
Disability: Malaikan (night blindness).

Name: Vasanthi.
Age at death: 16.
Disability: Mental illness; unspecified physical disability.

Name: Vasantha Kumar.
Age at death: 14.
Disability: Unspecified physical disability.

Died: May 27, 2015.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Markandeyapuram, Dindigul, India.

Details:
Sisters Thenmozhi and Vasanthi, and their brother Vasantha, were poisoned by their parents in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Murugesan (Father). Krishnaveni (Mother).

Source: Dejected Couple Kill 3 Disabled Wards, Commit Suicide

Emily Janzen

Emily Janzen, a young woman in a blue dress.Name: Emily Janzen.
Died: May 7, 2015.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Rosedale, British Columbia, Canada.
Disability: Migraines, depression.

Details: Emily and her family were shot by her father, who said he could not “watch his little girl hurt for one more second” before he killed Emily, then killed her mother Laurel and aunt to spare them the pain of hearing that Emily was dead, and then killed himself.

Emily was a music student who aspired to be an opera singer.

Perpetrator: Randy Janzen (Father).

Source: Emily Janzen Remembered As ‘Amazing’ Singer After B.C. Triple Murder, Suicide