Akie Imai

No PhotoName: Akie Imai.
Died: February 7, 2018.
Age at death: 78.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ashikaga, Tochigi, Japan.
Disability: Stroke, causing hemiparesis and speech impediment.

Details:
Akie was strangled by her husband.

Perpetrator: Tokuji Imai (Husband), arrested.

Source:
Tochigi: Man, 85, admits to strangling bedridden wife to death
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Patricia Todd

No PhotoName: Patricia Gayle Todd.
Died: January 27, 2018.
Age at death: 54.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Honea Path, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Patricia was stabbed to death by her boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Kenneth Shane Yarborough (Boyfriend), charged with murder.

Source:
Upstate man stabbed girlfriend to death in wheelchair, authorities say
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Deputies arrest man they say stabbed a wheelchair-bound woman to death

Nancy Barclay

No PhotoName: Nancy Barclay.
Died: January 24, 2018.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Nancy was strangled by her husband.

Perpetrator: Harold Barclay (Husband), charged with murder, released on bail.

Source:
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Harold Barclay: Man accused of killing wife who had Alzheimer’s granted bail

56-year-old man

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: December 31, 2017.
Age at death: 56.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece.
Disability: Paraplegic.

Details:
This 56-year-old man was drenched in gasoline and burned alive by his son. His wife was also attacked, but got away before the killer was able to light the fire.

Perpetrator: His 35-year-old son (arrested, charged with attempted murder and arson).

Source:
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Suneel Kotele

No PhotoName: Suneel Kotele.
Died: December 27, 2017.
Age at death: 40.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Goreagon, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Unspecified physical disability.

Details:
Suneel owned a housing unit and an apartment. His younger brother felt entitled to have them because Suneel was disabled. But Suneel refused to give his brother the property; so his brother doused Suneel with kerosene and set him on fire. Neighbors tried to save Suneel’s life, but by the time the fire could be extinguished, he had already burned to death.

Perpetrator: Raju Kotele (Brother), charged with murder.

Source:
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Ninon Hardie

No PhotoName: Ninon “Nina” Hardie.
Died: December 6, 2017.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Mobility impaired; used two canes.

Details:
Nina was murdered by her son.

Perpetrator: Christopher Hardie (Son), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
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Mariah Woods

Photo of Mariah Woods, a toddler girl with fair skin and blonde hair in two ponytails. She is wearing a pink formal dress and has a big pink gift ribbon glued to her hair; she is pretending to feed a baby doll.Name: Mariah Kay Woods.
Died: December 2, 2017.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Mobility impaired; wore leg braces.

Details:
When Mariah disappeared from her bed, her community searched for her for six days before her body was found. It is likely that she was kidnapped, probably sexually assaulted, and murdered by her mother’s boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Earl Kimrey (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with obstruction of justice and concealing a death; further charges expected.

Source:
Earl Kimrey arrested in case of missing 3-year-old Mariah Woods
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Ruby Wilson

Photo of Ruby Williams, a very elderly woman with pale skin and wispy, curly white hair. She is wearing a peach sweater, and has been photographed in the middle of laughing at something off-camera.Name: Ruby Wilson.
Died: November 29, 2017.
Age at death: 94.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England, UK.
Disability: Elder nursing home resident.

Details:
Ruby’s grandson went to the care home where she and her husband lived; he stabbed her in the neck, killing her.

She was a great-great-grandmother who had just celebrated her 70th wedding anniversary with her husband. Her family remembers her “creativity and love for crocheting, dressmaking and bingo” and says she “always had a song to sing for every occasion”.

Perpetrator: Antony Jennings (Grandson), charged with murder; admitted to manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility.

Source:
Police arrest man over care home murder
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Buckhurst Hill murder: Man charged with death of 94-year-old woman at care home
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Great-great grandmother ‘stabbed to death in nursing home by own grandson’
Grandson denies nursing home murder

William Brownlee Sr.

Photo of William Brownlee, an older African-American man, wearing a gray shirt. Someone off to the left of the photo has their arm around him.Name: William “Earl” Brownlee Sr.
Died: November 23, 2017.
Age at death: 62.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: West Point, Mississippi, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; unable to leave his bed.

Details:
Earl’s daughter-in-law set his bed on fire. He burned to death.

He had seven brothers and sisters. He liked to eat candy and loved the outdoors.

Perpetrator: Latoria Brownlee (Daughter-in-law), charged with capital murder.

Source:
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Kayla Hensley

Photo of Kayla Hensley, a teen girl with long, straight blond hair, fair skin, and braces on her teeth. Behind her is a green lawn and a fence. She is wearing a dark blue top and smiling.Name: Kayla Desiree Hensley.
Died: November 11, 2017.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Weaverville, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, deaf.

Details:
Kayla was stabbed to death by her brother.

Staff at American Eagle Outfitters, where she worked, remember her as “a ray of sunshine”.

Perpetrator: Her brother, charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Kid slashes his disabled 18-year-old sister to death: Investigators
Boy arrested for ‘stabbing girl to death before dumping body near skip’
Kayla Hensley Weaverville brother murders hearing impaired sister