Jocelyne Lizotte

Photo of Jocelyne Lizotte, a middle-aged woman with graying light-brown hair cut to chin length. She is leaning her head against her hand, smiling, and wearing a flower-print shirt.Name: Jocelyne Lizotte.
Died: February 20, 2017.
Age at death: 60.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease, mobility impairment (Wheelchair user).

Details:
Jocelyne’s husband had applied for her to have euthanasia. However, because she had dementia and was not competent to make that decision, they were denied. Undeterred, Jocelyne’s husband killed her by smothering her with a pillow.

Perpetrator: Michael Cadotte (Husband), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
Alleged murder of woman with Alzheimer’s leads to demand for more euthanasia
Man Kills His Wife Because They Were Refused an Assisted Suicide
BioEdge: Should Quebec’s Alzheimer’s patients be eligible for euthanasia?
Slaying of nursing-home patient renews questions about medical assistance in dying
Death of dementia patient revives debate over assisted suicide
Renewed calls to review assisted death rules after Montreal man charged with murdering wife
Man charged with nursing home murder made cryptic Facebook post
Man arrested in death of woman at seniors’ residence
‘No murder in empathy and compassion,’ Michel Cadotte’s lawyer argues

Ronald McCabe

Photo of Ronald McCabe. He is a middle-aged man wearing glasses and a suit with a rose pinned to the lapel. He has fair skin, dark brown hair and a mustache.Name: Ronald McCabe.
Died: March 7, 2016.
Age at death: 56.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Unspecified; long-term care home resident.

Details:
Ronald was shot by his son, who came to his care home and killed him there.

Perpetrator: Adam McCabe (Son), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
Ronald McCabe Obituary
Man found dead in long-term care home; 32-year-old charged with murder
Man killed at Kitchener long-term care home
Man, 32, charged with 2nd-degree murder in death at Kitchener care home
Murder charges pending over death at Kitchener care home

Jessica Hagan

A blonde young woman with Down Syndrome, wearing a medal.Name: Jessica Hagan.
Died: September 8, 2015.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Cranston, Alberta, Canada.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Details:
Jessica’s mother poisoned her with a fatal drug overdose.

Jessica loved the Alberta Ballet and collected Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! cards. Her brother, a bodybuilder, names her as his biggest supporter.

Perpetrator: Christine Hagan (Mother). Never charged; died months later of natural causes.

Source:
Homicide unit investigating suspicious death in Cranston
Calgary police declare Jessica Hagan’s death a homicide, but no charges

Anne Schmidt

No PhotoName: Anne Schmidt.
Died: July 5, 2015.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Murder-Suicide.
Location: Vineland, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Police had been called to Anne Schmidt’s home because of a domestic disturbance. When they got there, they found that her son had poured gasoline all over the living room; and when an officer approached, Anne’s son ignited the gasoline. Anne was in a wheelchair and unable to escape the flames; she and her son both died. The police officer who had tried to help her was badly burned, but is expected to recover.

Perpetrator: Karl Schmidt (Son).

Source:
Vineland explosion ruled murder-suicide
Officers hailed for ‘heroic efforts’ in Vineland explosion
NRPS officers heroic acts recognized by SIU
Obituary of Anne and Karl Schmidt
Long road ahead for burned police officer

Emily Janzen

Emily Janzen, a young woman in a blue dress.Name: Emily Janzen.
Died: May 7, 2015.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Rosedale, British Columbia, Canada.
Disability: Migraines, depression.

Details: Emily and her family were shot by her father, who said he could not “watch his little girl hurt for one more second” before he killed Emily, then killed her mother Laurel and aunt to spare them the pain of hearing that Emily was dead, and then killed himself.

Emily was a music student who aspired to be an opera singer.

Perpetrator: Randy Janzen (Father).

Source: Emily Janzen Remembered As ‘Amazing’ Singer After B.C. Triple Murder, Suicide

Jagtar Gill

Photo of Jagtar Gill, a middle-aged woman with light brown skin and dark brown hair, wearing make-up, earrings, and a brightly colored green and purple top.Name: Jagtar Gill.
Died: January 29, 2014.
Age at death: 43.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Barrhaven, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Crohn’s disease.

Details:
Jagtar was an immigrant from India to Canada, and she had met her husband as part of an arranged marriage.

But Jagtar’s husband had fallen in love with another woman; so the two conspired to get rid of Jagtar.

They saw their chance when Jagtar had just returned from hernia surgery and was weak and drugged from painkillers; this made her very vulnerable. So while her husband went to run errands with their daughter to establish an alibi, his girlfriend beat and stabbed Jagtar to death.

Perpetrator: Bhupinderpal Gill (Husband), charged with first-degree murder; Gulpreet Ronald (Husband’s girlfriend), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Barrhaven homicide victim was vulnerable, drugged and recovering from surgery
Gill trial: Accused wife-killer hid weapon for fear he’d be blamed, lawyer says
Barrhaven homicide victim was vulnerable, drugged and recovering from surgery
Accused in Jagtar Gill murder trial told police she cut hand opening bag of potatoes
No evidence co-accused in Jagtar Gill homicide ever discussed murder plan, court hears
Accused in Jagtar Gill murder trial came to house after body found, court hears
Accused in Jagtar Gill murder trial asked friend to keep crime scene detail from police

Alexandru Radita

Photo of Alexandru Radita.Name: Alexandru Radita.
Died: May 7, 2013.
Age at death: 15.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Disability: Juvenile diabetes.

Details:
Alexandru was neglected and confined to his room, and treatment for his diabetes was withheld. He died of a bacterial infection he could not fight because he was so badly malnourished.

Perpetrator: Emil and Rodica Radita (Parents), both convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years to life.

Source:
Alex Radita’s Parents Guilty Of Murder: Dead 15-Year-Old Starved, Neglected
Parents face homicide charges in death of son
Alex Radita, 15, weighed 37 pounds when he died, murder trial hears
Alex Radita lay dead for up to 36 hours, police officer testifies at parents’ murder trial
Calgary murder trial hears diabetic teen was malnourished, covered in ulcers
Raditas guilty of 1st-degree murder of teen son who weighed 37 lb. at death
Diabetic boy’s parents who ‘didn’t believe in doctors’ found guilty of murder
A diabetic boy’s religious parents ‘didn’t believe in doctors.’ Now they’re guilty of his murder.

Isabella Wiens

Photo of Isabella Wiens.Name: Isabella Wiens.
Died: March 16, 2013.
Age at death: 21 months.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
Disability: Developmentally delayed. Removed from her mother absent any evidence of abuse, because her mother is learning disabled.

Details:
Isabella died while in foster care. The autopsy showed evidence of abuse, including a swollen brain and healing fractures, but her cause of death is listed as undetermined.

Perpetrator: Child and Family Services, B.C. possibly Isabella’s foster parents.

Source: B.C. mother sues province after infant daughter dies in foster care; ; Coroner’s Report

Lynda Riopel

No PhotoName: Lynda Riopel.
Died: January 24, 2013.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Maniwaki, Quebec, Canada.
Disability: Muscular dystrophy.

Details:
Lynda’s husband stabbed her to death.

Perpetrator: Michael Sabourin (Husband); pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, sentenced to 13 years to life.

Source:
Maniwaki: un homme de 51 ans accusé de meurtre
Maniwaki man sentenced to life in prison for killing disabled wife