William Johnson

No PhotoName: William Johnson.
Died: July 11, 2017.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Glendale, Arizona, USA.
Disability: Disabled veteran; wheelchair user.

Details:
William was beaten to death by his stepson because he would not get out of bed.

Perpetrator: Heath Allen McConkey (Stepson).

Source:
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Mahalakshmi

No PhotoName: Mahalakshmi.
Died: June 28, 2017.
Age at death: 28.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Depression.

Details:
When Mahalakshmi’s mother died, she became depressed, and her younger brother took care of her. But he became convinced that because of his sister, he would never be able to get married; so he strangled her when she lay down to take her afternoon nap.

Perpetrator: Shiv Kumar (Brother), charged with murder.

Source:
Bengaluru man murders ‘fat’, ‘depressed’ sister for standing in the way of his marriage
Police book man for murder of his elder sister

Lam Mei-kam

No PhotoName: Lam Mei-kam.
Died: June 6, 2017.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hong Kong.
Disability: Stroke, wheelchair user, chronic illness.

Details:
Lam was strangled to death by her husband.

Perpetrator: Wong Kwok-man (Husband), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source:
Hong Kong man who ‘strangled disabled wife feared no one would take care of her if he fell sick’
Man ‘strangled his disabled wife to end her suffering’

Rekha Baloliya

No PhotoName: Rekha Baloliya.
Died: April 28, 2017.
Age at death: Adult.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Rajkot, Gujarat, India.
Disability: Mobility impaired after accident.

Details:
Rekha, bedridden after an accident, was set on fire by her brother-in-law and father-in-law, who were angry that her sister was spending time helping her. She was able to tell authorities who had set the fire before she died.

Perpetrator: Lalji Baloliya (Brother-in-law) and Narshi Baloliya (Father-in-law), both arrested and charged with murder.

Source: Bedridden woman set ablaze, 2 held

Kentae Williams

Photo of Kentae Williams, an African-American boy. He is smiling, showing missing front teeth.Name: Kentae Williams.
Died: April 28, 2017.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Decatur, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Kentae’s mother gave him up for adoption because she was only fourteen when she gave birth. The boy stayed with his grandparents until he was taken by children’s services and eventually adopted.

Kentae’s adoptive father beat him with a belt, burned his feet with boiling water, and finally drowned him in the bathtub.

Perpetrator: Leon Williams Sr. (Adoptive father).

Source: Police: Man drowns autistic son in bathtub just months after he adopted him
Man Allegedly Drowned His Autistic Adopted Son In Bathtub

Laxmi Naidu

No PhotoName: Laxmi Naidu.
Died: April 25, 2017.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Delhi, India.
Disability: Disabled elderly.

Details:
Laxmi’s son hit her on the head with a brick, then strangled her. He said he had done it because he couldn’t pay to take care of her and she wouldn’t go to an old-age home or move in with her other son.

Perpetrator: Laxman Kumar Naidu (Son), arrested.

Source:
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Manubhai Bujad

No Photo
Name: Manubhai Bujad.
Died: April 25, 2017.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Mithapur, India.
Disability: Physically challenged.

Details:
Manubhai’s girlfriend killed him because she wanted his money.

Perpetrator: Rukshana (Live-in girlfriend), arrested, confessed to murder.

Source:
Live-in partner held for killing disabled man
Disabled man found murdered in Dwarka village

Charles Singer

Photo of Charles Singer, a middle-aged man. He has a short brown mustache and beard and is wearing a blue baseball cap..Name: Charles William “Butch” Singer.
Died: April 7, 2017 (Body found); missing since February 8, 2017.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bunnell, Florida, USA.
Disability: Legally blind.

Details:
When Charles’s sister began receiving text messages from him that included misspelled words, she became suspicious: Charles, who was blind, normally used speech-recognition to send text messages.

When his body was found, it became clear that Charles had been shot to death by his wife. She had sent the text messages to make it seem like he was still alive.

Perpetrator: Dorothy Singer (Wife), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Missing Bunnell man found shot to death
Charles Singer, previously reported missing, was shot to death
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Wife Arrested on 1st Degree Murder Charge In West-Flagler Killing of Charles Singer
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Refilwe Monamodi

Photo of Refilwe Monamodi. She is a woman with light-brown skin and black hair that has been partly dyed green. The photo is blurry and grainy, but she looks to be around middle age.Name: Refilwe Monamodi.
Died: March 5, 2017.
Age at death: 54.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: East Rand, South Africa.
Disability: Hemiparesis due to a car accident.

Details:
Refilwe was murdered by her daughter, who strangled her and threw her into the swimming pool. Her four-year-old grandchild witnessed her death.

After she died, it was revealed that Refilwe had regularly been beaten up by her daughter, but was unable to report the abuse, probably due to fear of victimization or economic dependence.

Before her disability, she had worked as an advocate (that is, a barrister–a type of lawyer).

Perpetrator: Her daughter; arrested, charged with murder.

Source:
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Woman Drowns Disabled Mom
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