Bertha McGill

Photo of Bertha McGill, a middle-aged African-American woman with her hair cut quite short. She is wearing a leopard-print shirt and dangle earrings.Name: Bertha Marie McGill.
Died: June 15, 2018.
Age at death: 68.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Jasper, Texas, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Bertha’s grandson set their house on fire, knowing that she could not escape. She died from smoke inhalation days after the fire.

Perpetrator: Cedric Ramon McGill, Jr. (Grandson), charged with arson and murder.

Source:
Jasper man charged with capital murder after grandmother dies following house fire
Grandson charged with arson in fire that severely injured Bertha McGill
Cedric McGill now charged with capital murder in house fire death of grandmother – KJAS.COM: Local News
Jasper woman injured in house fire dies; arson investigation still ongoing

Philip White

Portrait photo of Philip White. He is a middle-aged man with graying curly black hair and dark-brown skin, wearing a dress shirt and tie.Name: Philip White.
Died: May 22, 2018.
Age at death: 65.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Other victims:
William Carter, age 83
Orsie Carter, age 79

Details:
Philip’s girlfriend moved in with him to act as his caretaker. She had been staying with him for about six months, and stealing from him. His parents, William and Orsi Carter, were visiting him to check on him as they often did. Philip’s mother laid down the law, demanding that his girlfriend leave. Angry that she was going to be thrown out of the home and lose access to her source of money, she killed Philip and his parents by bludgeoning and shooting them to death.

Philip was a probation officer who retired when he became disabled. His neighbors all knew him as a quiet, kind man; he had lived in the same house for forty years.

Perpetrator: Nancy Amelia Jackson (Girlfriend/caretaker), charged with three counts of murder.

Source:
Woman charged in Leimert Park triple killing – The San Diego Union-Tribune
Woman charged with murder in Leimert Park triple homicide
Woman Charged With Triple Murder
Woman Faces Capital Murder Charges in Triple Slayings
Triple Homicide Suspect Formally Charged With Killing Leimert Park Family
Woman Charged With Murder in Deaths of 3 People in Leimert Park Home: DA
Caretaker Accused in Triple Murder Pleads Not Guilty
Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Triple Murder

Wilson Ross

No PhotoName: Wilson Ross.
Died: May 21, 2018.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Summerville, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Frail elder.

Details:
Wilson’s son, who had moved in to help him and his wife, stabbed him to death. His wife, who has severe dementia, survived but may not be able to understand that her husband has been murdered.

Perpetrator: Charles Ross (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
Summerville father’s stabbing death by son stuns neighbors
911 call released in fatal Summerville stabbing; son accused of stabbing father
Man Gives Shocking Confession During 911 Call

9-month-old baby

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: May 18, 2018.
Age at death: 9 months.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kalwa, Thane, India.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
This 9-month-old baby’s mother murdered them and threw their body into the creek.

Perpetrator: Yashoda Cheddar (Mother), charged with murder.

Source: Woman arrested for murder of disabled child

Shefali Samanta

No PhotoName: Shefali Samanta.
Died: May 11, 2018.
Age at death: 42.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Disability: Mental illness/developmental disability.

Details:
Shefali returned home to find that her mother was furious that she had left the house at night. Her mother doused her in gasoline, set her on fire, and let her burn to death.

Perpetrator: Anjali Samanta (Mother), charged with murder.

Source:
Day Before Mother’s Day, Woman Sets Her Special Needs Daughter Ablaze
West Bengal: Woman unable to bear mentally-challenged’ daughter’s ‘weird’ activities burns her to death

Frans Pitjeng

No PhotoName: Frans Pitjeng.
Died: April 28, 2018.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Atteridgeville, South Africa.
Disability: Mental disability, epilepsy.

Details:
Frans was killed and dismembered by his father.

Perpetrator: Lazarus Pitjeng (Father), charged with murder.

Source:
‘Decent’ man accused of chopping up son
71 year old Atteridgeville man accused of his son’s murder appeared in court

Sharron Wood

No PhotoName: Sharron Ann Wood.
Died: April 20, 2018.
Age at death: 68.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Niceville, Florida, USA.
Disability: Poor health.

Details:
Sharron had a son named James David, who had cerebral palsy and needed round-the-clock care. When Sharron’s own health began to worsen, her husband decided that caring for David was too much of a burden and that Sharron had “become hard to handle”. As they slept in their beds, he bludgeoned her and David with a metal mallet.

Sharron and David survived the initial attack, and were both taken to a hospital and then a rehabilitation facility. Sharron had to have facial reconstruction. However, nearly three months after the attack, Sharron died of her injuries. David survived, though with bleeding on the brain.

Sharron was a retired child care director who had worked at a local elementary school for fifteen years as well as helping her son David.

Perpetrator: Judson Anthony Wood (Husband), charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder; declared incompetent to stand trial and hospitalized in a forensic mental hospital to restore competency.

Source:
State charges Niceville man with murder in wife’s metal mallet death
Man who allegedly beat wife, son with metal mallet declared incompetent; wife dies
Elderly Man Attacks Wife and Disabled Son with Metal Mallet
Elderly Niceville resident charged with attempted murder after attacking two family members with metal mallet
Sharron Ann Wood’s Obituary on Northwest Florida Daily News

Kathleen White-Gangruth

No PhotoName: Kathleen A. White-Gangruth.
Died: April 17, 2018.
Age at death: 61.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Dementia, schizophrenia, mobility impaired (wheelchair user after hip injury).

Details:
Kathleen’s husband had been charged with assaulting her three times over twelve years. Tired of caring for her and having had a fight with her, he killed her by dousing her in gasoline and setting her on fire.

She was a retired Army nurse who spent her career at at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii.

Perpetrator: Delano Gangruth (Husband), charged with second-degree murder and burning a house.

Source:
Kathleen White-Grangruth’s Obituary on The Virginian Pilot
Husband charged with murder, arson after wife dies in Norfolk house fire
‘I’m not a monster’: Man charged in wife’s death speaks from jail
Norfolk man charged with killing his wife after her body was found in house fire
Man tells police he set his disabled wife ablaze in Virginia
Delano Grangruth Virginia husband sets Kathleen White-Grangruth on fire after huge fight
Man admitted pouring gasoline on his disabled wife and burning her alive, Norfolk police say

Destiny Rollar

Photo of Destiny Rollar. She has pale skin and hair dyed auburn. She is wearing big glasses, a black strappy dress, and a gold heart necklace.Name: Destiny Rollar.
Died: April 11, 2018.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Lower Township, New Jersey, USA.
Disability: Milroy’s disease.

Details:
Destiny was shot to death by her boyfriend.

She was a manager and hairstylist at a salon, and the mother of twin girls.

Perpetrator: Charles A. Bland (Boyfriend), charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and hindering his own apprehension.

Source:
Lower Township woman killed was a ‘sweet,’ ‘outgoing’ mother of twins
Hair stylist allegedly murdered by boyfriend was devoted mom of twin girls
Obituary of Destiny Rollar | DeMarco-Luisi Funeral Home
Villas Man Charged in Murder Of 22-year-old Mother of 2
Man awaiting extradition in shooting death of mother of 2

Abraham Cardenas

Photo of Abraham Cardenas, a little boy with olive skin and dark hair, smiling for the camera. He is wearing a red striped shirt and red pants, and is sitting on a scooter board.Name: Abraham E. “Abe” Cardenas.
Died: April 5, 2018.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Sweden, New York, USA.
Disability: Learning disability.

Details:
Abraham was stabbed and decapitated by his mother.

He was a first-grader whose teachers remember his enthusiasm for school. He especially loved drawing.

Perpetrator: Hanane Mouhib (Mother), charged with murder.

Source:
Friends and loved ones of murdered Sweden boy speaking up
Hanane Mouhib indicted in brutal killing of 7-year-old son in Brockport
Sweden mom charged in brutal slaying of her 7-year-old son
N.Y. mom arrested for decapitating 7-year-old son with knife
Abraham E. “Abe” Cardenas (2011-2018)