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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Jonathan Crabtree

Photo of Jonathan Crabtree, a young man with light skin and brown hair, wearing a T-shirt.Name: Jonathan Crabtree.
Died: July 18, 2017.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Upper Coomera, Queensland, Australia.
Disability: Developmental disability, TBI from car accident.

Details:
Jonathan and his two disabled sisters were abused by their mother, who repeatedly sedated them with prescription drugs. It probably made their disability much more severe than it would otherwise have been. Jonathan’s sister Erin died in 2012, a victim of a deliberate overdose administered by their mother; but her death was passed off as a suicide.

After Jonathan was hurt in a car accident, he had to take opiates and became addicted. His mother encouraged his addiction and even manipulated him into robbing a pharmacy for Tramadol. She killed him by giving him an overdose of opiates and forged a suicide note.

Jonathan’s other sister survived their ordeal and was rescued when the murders were discovered.

Perpetrator: Maree Crabtree (Mother), charged with two counts of murder, grievous bodily harm, torture, fraud, and armed robbery.

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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Harold Nolan

No PhotoName: Harold Nolan.
Died: October 24, 2016.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Disability: Elderly disabled.

Details:
Convinced she was going to be jailed for fraud, Harold’s ex-wife stabbed him to death to prevent him from being sent to a nursing home.

Perpetrator: Renee Louise Nolan (Ex-wife), charged with murder, found not guilty by reason of mental impairment because she was suffering depression and “a pathological level of exhaustion”. Sent to secure hospital for 25 years.

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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Samantha Kelly

Photo of Samantha Kelly. She has fair skin and bright red shoulder-length hair, and is wearing sunglasses.Name: Samantha Kelly.
Died: January 22, 2016.
Age at death: 39.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Samantha and her four children lived with three housemates. The housemates eventually banned her from the main house and made her live in a rear bungalow, while they kept her children in the main house. Seeing the danger, Samantha asked a social worker to help her move out, but she never managed to escape.

Her housemates first tried drugging her. When that didn’t work, they beat her to death with a hammer and buried her body; then they claimed she had run off with a man and tried to take custody of her children.

The children, aged six, five, four, and 11 months, are safe and living with Samantha’s brother.

Perpetrator: Peter James Arthur (Housemate), pleaded guilty to murder, sentenced to 18-22 years; Christine Lyons (Housemate), convicted of murder and attempted murder; Ronald Lyons (Housemate), convicted of attempted murder and assisting an offender.

Source:
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Zvonimir Petrovski

Photo of Zvonimir Petrovski, a middle-aged man with dark brown hair and light skin, wearing a suit with a pink bow tie.Name: Zvonimir Petrovski.
Died: November 21, 2015.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Disability: Mobility impaired; used crutches.

Details:
Zvonimir lived with a younger housemate who claimed he was her “father figure”. One day when his housemate demanded money for cigarettes and Zvonimir refused, she became angry and stabbed him to death.

Perpetrator: Anna Horneshaw (Housemate), sentenced to 13-17 years in prison.

Source:
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Gloria Reilly

No PhotoName: Gloria Reilly.
Died: November 13, 2015.
Age at death: 69.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Geraldton, West Australia, Australia.
Disability: Chronic heart and lung disease.

Details:
Even though he knew Gloria’s fragile health made her more vulnerable to such an attack, Gloria’s son pushed her down and choked her. He claims to have let go of her when she said she couldn’t breathe and then left; but when he returned two hours later, she was dead.

Perpetrator: Damian Reilly (Son), pleaded guilty to endangering the life of his mother; sentenced to one year in jail, given credit for time served and released.

Source:
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Maureen Boyce

Photo of Maureen Boyce, a middle-aged woman with fair skin and straight blonde chin-length hair. She is wearing a fancy sequined dress and silver necklace.Name: Maureen Boyce.
Died: October 22, 2015.
Age at death: 68.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Disability: Bipolar disorder, depression.

Details:
Maureen was a socialite and former model who struggled with depression.

She was stabbed to death by her on-again, off-again boyfriend, who claimed it was suicide even though she had been stabbed so hard that the knife pinned her body to the bed where she was found.

Perpetrator: Thomas Chris Lang (Former partner), convicted of murder, sentenced to 20 years to life.

Source:
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