John Owings

Photo of John Owings against a background of leaves. He is a fair-skinned older man with graying hair and mustache. He has sunglasses propped up on his head.Name: John “Johnny Asia” W. Owings.
Died: November 19, 2016.
Age at death: 65.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Phoenicia, New York, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness, including Lyme disease.

Details:
Johnny’s wife poisoned him with prescription medication in a glass of wine.

He was a talented guitar player.

Perpetrator: Solane H. Verraine (Wife), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
Friends of Phoenicia couple shocked by murder charge
Phoenicia woman charged with murder after death in Route 214 apartment
Facebook: Johnny Asia
Johnny Asia Guitarist from the Future

Andrea Spina

No PhotoName: Andrea Spina.
Died: November 7, 2016.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Vespolate, Novara, Italy.
Disability: Autism, epilepsy.

Details:
Andrea’s father took him out of the institution where he lived; then, when Andrea was asleep, his father strangled him.

Perpetrator: Pietro Spina (Father), charged with murder.

Source:
Man kills disabled son, attempts suicide
The family drama in Vespolate: father kills disabled child and attempted suicide
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Novara, 52enne soffoca il figlio 20enne disabile e tenta il suicidio
“Non può restare solo” e disperato prende una sconcertante decisione
Vespolate, uccide il figlio disabile e tenta il suicidio
Uccide il figlio disabile e tenta il suicidio. Temeva che sarebbe rimasto da solo
Vespolate, padre uccide il figlio disabile e poi tenta il suicidio
Dramma a Vespolate: “Non riusciamo a darci spiegazioni del gesto di Pietro”
Il dramma di Vespolate: “Pietro voleva farla finita, ma nessuno immaginava uccidesse il figlio”

Patricia Swink

No Photo
Name: Patricia Diane Swink.
Died: November 2, 2016.
Age at death: 66.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hickory, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified disability & vision impairment.

Details:
Patricia was killed by her niece and her niece’s son, who then proceeded to steal her car.

Perpetrator: Micky Lee Swink (Niece’s son), charged with first-degree murder and car theft; Tina Louise Swink (Niece), charged with first-degree murder; and Richard Lee Deal, accessory after the fact.

Source:
Three charged in murder of 66-year-old disabled woman
Hickory woman found dead in home, Police treat case as murder
Mother, son arrested in death of handicap woman
Relatives among three charged in killing of Hickory woman
Mother, son charged with first-degree murder appear in court for death penalty hearings

Grace Packer

Photo of Grace Packer. She is a teenage girl with fair skin and straight brown hair. She is wearing hoop earrings, black-rimmed glasses, and a white flowered shirt.Name: Grace Anastasia Packer.
Died: July 11, 2016 (Reported missing); October 31, 2016 (Body found).
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA; Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Learning disability; mother claimed emotional/behavioral.

Details:
Grace and her twelve-year-old brother were both adopted into the same family. Her favorite colors were purple and light pink, and she loved flowers. She liked to help the special-needs students at her school.

When Grace disappeared, her mother said that she had stolen money and run away; then she did her best to stymie the police investigation and kept cashing Grace’s disability checks. Eventually, she brought out a forged letter she said was from Grace; the letter apologized for “being a burden”.

Grace’s body was found months later; she had been murdered. Grace had been beaten, poisoned, and raped by her mother’s boyfriend before finally being choked to death. Her body was dismembered and the parts scattered. Her mother watched and assisted in the killing.

Her mother said she had “behavioral problems” and an “emotional disorder” in order to portray Grace as an emotionally disturbed runaway, and she received disability payments to care for Grace as an adopted disabled child.

Perpetrator: Sara Packer (Adoptive mother); Jacob Sullivan (Mother’s boyfriend). Both charged with criminal homicide, rape, kidnapping, abuse of a corpse, and other charges.

Source:
Ex-foster kids claim abuse was routine
Horrific details emerge in case of 14-year-old girl killed in ‘rape-murder fantasy’
Teen slain in ‘rape-murder fantasy’ was friend to the lonely
Memorial for Murdered Montco Teen Grace Packer
Missing Abington teen found slain
Murdered teen’s mom kept disappearance from family, authorities say
Missing teen found dead, mother charged in disappearance
Missing Montco teen found dead, dismembered in Luzerne County; mom ID’d as ‘person of interest’
Missing Pa. teen was found dismembered; adoptive mom called “person of interest”
Missing teen’s dismembered remains found, mom charged in disappearance
DAs: Missing Montco teen slain; mother ‘of interest’
Missing Abington teen found dead
Dismembered teen’s stepmum arrested
Missing Abington teen’s dismembered remains found
Abington police seek info on missing teen
Mother’s boyfriend charged in murder of Abington teen
Pennsylvania Couple Raped, Killed, and Chopped Up Disabled Adopted Daughter, Police Say
Mother, boyfriend charged in teen girl dismemberment Mother and boyfriend charged in Abington teen’s murder
Mom, boyfriend charged in Pennsylvania teen girl’s dismemberment death
Police: Mom helps boyfriend rape, kill, dismember her daughter
Mum and boyfriend ‘raped and dismembered adopted daughter in dark sexual fantasy’
Mother and her boyfriend charged in murder of Pa. teen
Mom, boyfriend charged in teenage girl’s dismemberment death
DA says teen killed as part of mom’s ‘rape-murder fantasy’ with boyfriend
Bucks DA: Rape, murder of Grace Packer ‘heinous,’ ‘depraved’
Jacob Sullivan Criminal Complaint
Facebook: In Memory of Grace Packer
READ: Police criminal complaint against Grace Packer’s mother for alleged child endangerment
Polaneczky: Montco moms step up to honor brutalized girl
Mom accused in daughter’s rape, murder, dismemberment was child welfare worker
Mom accused in teen’s dismemberment was child welfare worker
Mom, boyfriend charged in teenage girl’s dismemberment death
‘Heartbroken’ Community Plans Services For Teen Allegedly Killed By Mother In Bucks County
Murdered Teen’s Mum And Her Boyfriend Accused Of Carrying Out Vile Fantasy
Grace’s Horror: Adoptive mother and her boyfriend charged in teen’s brutal murder
Grace Packer’s Mother Charged With Murder in Gruesome Death
Police Search Home of 3rd POI in Teen Girl’s Murder
For birth mother, Grace Packer homicide is second heartbreak
Police Search Home of 3rd POI in Teen Girl’s Murder
Police return to Sara Packer and Jacob Sullivan’s home
For birth mother, Grace Packer homicide is second heartbreak
Adoptive mother facing more charges in Grace Packer killing

Sirajubai

No PhotoName: Sirajubai “Vaijanti”.
Died: October 8, 2016.
Age at death: 35.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Wadgaon-Gujar, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Chronic illness.

Details:
Sirajubai’s boyfriend grew tired of her chronic illness, so he burned her to death and threw her body into a well.

She was the mother of three daughters and a son, and stepmother to two sons and a daughter.

Perpetrator: Hariprasad Yadav (Boyfriend), arrested.

Source: Irked by her chronic illness, man kills paramour

Muhammad Wahab

No PhotoName: Muhammad Azwan Wahab.
Died: October 2, 2016.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Baling, Malaysia.
Disability: Paralyzed.

Details:
Muhammad and his aunt, 54-year-old Rokiah Abdullah, were killed by his brother.

Perpetrator: Azman Wahab (Brother), charged with murder.

Source: Man accused of killing disabled brother, aunt in Baling denied bail

Earl Coleman

No PhotoName: Earl Coleman.
Died: September 12, 2016.
Age at death: 81.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Jackson, Mississipi, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness, paralysis, wheelchair user.

Details:
Earl was murdered by his daughter, who poured boiling water over him. After nine days in the hospital, he died from his severe burns.

Perpetrator: Diane Coleman (Daughter), charged with murder.

Source:
Woman charged with killing father with boiling water
Woman Charged With Murder After Pouring Boiling Water Over Her Paralyzed Elderly Father
Jackson woman charged in murder of disabled father
Daughter charged with murder after allegedly burning father with boiling water
Woman Charged With Father’s Murder
Woman charged with killing elderly father with boiling water

Margaret Shelton

No PhotoName: Margaret “Pat” Patricia Shelton.
Died: August 31, 2016.
Age at death: 85.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
Disability: Early-stage Alzheimer’s.

Details:
Pat’s son smothered her with duct tape and his hand and broke the neck of the family dog. Then he turned himself in.

Pat was known by her neighbors for her friendly demeanor. She liked to do yard work and would mow their lawns for them.

Perpetrator: Kenneth Baker (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
Man arrested for murdering elderly mother inside Fort Worth home
Fort Worth man who called police accused of killing his mother
Margaret Shelton Obituary
Elderly woman killed by son in her Fort Worth home
Fort Worth man said he suffocated mother with duct tape, then snapped barking dog’s neck, police say

Austin Anderson

Photo of Austin Anderson, a thin boy with fair skin and dark blond hair. He is holding a hand near his face and smiling.Name: Austin Anderson.
Died: August 29, 2016.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Aldrich, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Autism, blindness.

Details:
Austin’s mother took him out to a field in the middle of nowhere. For two days, she withheld his food, water, and medication in the summer heat while Austin begged for her help. He died from dehydration and from being refused the medication he needed to live.

Perpetrator: Kimberly R. Lightwine (Mother), charged with second-degree elder abuse and second-degree murder.

Source:
‘I killed my kid:’ Polk County mother charged after death of blind, autistic teen
‘Let God take you’: Woman said she left her blind, autistic son in field until he died, police say
Lightwine charged with two felonies in death of son
Mother Accused in Death of Disabled Son Returns to Court
Woman accused of son’s death in Polk County appears in court

Maddalena Pavesi

Black and white photo of Maddalena Pavesi, an elderly woman with short light hair.Name: Maddalena Pavesi.
Died: August 22, 2016.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Carpi, Italy.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Maddalena’s husband killed her. He told police he had done it because he could no longer cope with her Alzheimer’s disease.

Perpetrator: Pierino Corradini (Husband), charged with murder.

Source:
83-year-old Italian man shoots wife dead because she had Alzheimer’s disease
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