Kazue Kawazura

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Name: Kazue Kawazura.
Died: March 21, 2016.
Age at death: 53.
Cause of death: Fatal Abuse.
Location: Kobe, Japan.
Disability: “Mentally handicapped”.

Kazue’s sister and niece beat her to death with a vacuum cleaner tube.

Perpetrator: Shizue Nakahara (sister) and Akiko Nakahara (Niece).

Source: Hyogo cops: Woman dies after abuse by sister and niece in Kobe

Yasuko Uechi

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Name: Yasuko Uechi.
Died: December 18, 2015.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kihocho, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified physical disability.

For some time, Yasuko had been asking her son to buy her a powered wheelchair; eventually she bought one for herself. Yasuko’s son, angry she had bought a wheelchair he said he couldn’t afford, suffocated her to death.

Perpetrator: Norio Uechi; arrested for murder.

Source: Mie cops: Man killed disabled mother over wheelchair purchase
Man kills his mother because she bought a wheelchair without his permission

Kazuko Saito

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Name: Kazuko Saito.
Died: December 13, 2015.
Age at death: 43.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Tokyo, Japan.
Disability: Developmental disability.

Kazuko’s sister killed her with a knife, then committed suicide.

Perpetrator: Fumiko Saito (Sister).

Source: Murder-suicide suspected after discovery of sisters’ corpses

Yoki Fujita

No PhotoName: Yoki Fujita.
Died: November 23, 2015.
Age at death: 81.
Cause of death: Murder/Murder-suicide.
Location: Saitama, Japan.
Disability: Dementia.

Ms. Fujita’s husband was scheduled for surgery on his neck, and was worried that he would no longer be able to care for her. He had been approved for public assistance, but rejected elderly-care services.

Just before he was due for the surgery, Ms. Fujita’s husband talked to her daughter, explained that he wanted to kill his wife and commit suicide, and asked her to help him. She agreed, drove them both to the river, and drowned them.

Perpetrator: Atsuko Namikata (Daughter), pleaded guilty to murder, sentenced to 4 years; Yoshihide Fujita (Husband), committed suicide.

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Woman jailed for 4 years for murder, assisted suicide of parents

Shigeko Igarashi

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Name: Shigeko Igarashi.
Died: October 25, 2015.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kawaguchi City, Japan.
Disability: Hemiplegia.

Shigeko was strangled by her daughter. Her daughter admitted to the crime, telling police she had done it because she was tired from looking after her mother.

Perpetrator: Yuki Igarashi (Daughter), charged with murder.

Source: Saitama cops arrest woman for strangling her disabled mother

Sayane Kishimoto

No PhotoName: Sayane Kishimoto.
Died: June 15, 2014.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan.
Disability: Congenital myopathy.

Sayane’s parents starved her to death.

Perpetrator: Yuki Kishimoto (Father), convicted of negligence, 18-month suspended sentence; her mother (trial ongoing).

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