Rietje Willms

Photo of Rietje Willms, an elder woman. She has short white hair and fair skin, and is wearing a black turtleneck and white jacket. Her expression is solemn, and she is squinting slightly into the sun.Name: Rietje Willms.
Died: June 12, 2016.
Age at death: 80.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Rietje was the widow of a successful plumber and real estate dealer. She had inherited his money, and one of her four sons wanted it. When he saw that Rietje was getting dementia, he manipulated her into making him her sole heir. Then he locked her away in his house and neglected her; another of her sons said that sometimes, when he walked by the house, he could hear her in the house, crying to be let out. Rietje was eventually found dead of dehydration, a victim of neglect.

Perpetrator: Hans W. (Son), his girlfriend Susan, and a paid caregiver.

Source:
Son held in senile mother’s death; Fight over inheritance alleged
Demente Rietje Willms (80) overleden door verwaarlozing eigen zoon
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Bizarre moord om erfenis
Moord om de erfenis
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Lucas V.

Bulletin board covered with children's drawings with Dutch text, memorializing Lucas and Rosa.
Classmates’ memorial drawings for Lucas and Rosa V.

Name: Lucas V.
Died: October 2, 2013.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
Disability: “Severely disabled”.

Details:
Lucas and his six-year-old sister Rosa were murdered by their mother. She claimed she had been delusional and had been having trouble caring for her children, “especially her disabled son”.

Perpetrator: Aurélie V. (Mother); charged with murder.

Source: Mother claims she was delusional when she killed her kids
Moeder doodde haar twee kinderen ‘in een waan’