Ruby Wilson

Photo of Ruby Williams, a very elderly woman with pale skin and wispy, curly white hair. She is wearing a peach sweater, and has been photographed in the middle of laughing at something off-camera.Name: Ruby Wilson.
Died: November 29, 2017.
Age at death: 94.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England, UK.
Disability: Elder nursing home resident.

Details:
Ruby’s grandson went to the care home where she and her husband lived; he stabbed her in the neck, killing her.

She was a great-great-grandmother who had just celebrated her 70th wedding anniversary with her husband. Her family remembers her “creativity and love for crocheting, dressmaking and bingo” and says she “always had a song to sing for every occasion”.

Perpetrator: Antony Jennings (Grandson), charged with murder; admitted to manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility.

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Jane Sergeant

No PhotoName: Jane Sergeant.
Died: October 4, 2017.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Pwllmeyric, Wales, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Jane’s husband took her out of the nursing home where she lived and poisoned her with prescription medication; then he killed himself.

Perpetrator: Richard Sergeant (Husband).

Source:
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Margaret Sims

Photo of Margaret Sims, an elderly woman with pale skin and dark-gray hair pulled back in a hair band. She is wearing a black shirt and a gold pendant necklace.Name: Margaret Rose Sims.
Died: August 20, 2017.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Stanford-le-Hope, England, UK.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Margaret was strangled by her daughter.

Perpetrator: Keeley Barnard (Daughter), convicted of murder, sentenced to 18 years to life.

Source:
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Leah Cohen

Photo of Leah Cohen, a middle-aged woman with fair skin and short, straight brown hair. She is wearing a turquoise blouse and small gold hoop earrings.Name: Leah Cohen.
Died: August 11, 2017.
Age at death: 66.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: London, England, UK.
Disability: Unspecified physical and mental disability; walked with a cane.

Details:
Leah Cohen and her daughter Hannah were stabbed to death by her son. Apparently, he was upset that he had been left out of his father’s will.

Leah and her family own Beigel Bake, their family business, a London bakery famous for its salt-beef bagels. Hannah and her sister ran a cake shop, which closed when Hannah was killed; Leah’s other two sons now run the bagel shop.

Perpetrator: Joshua Cohen (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
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Olivia Kray

Close-up photo of Olivia Kray, a young woman with olive skin and long, dark brown hair. She is smiling.Name: Olivia Kray.
Died: July 21, 2017.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Herne Bay, England, UK.
Disability: Anxiety disorder, mental illness.

Details:
Olivia’s father strangled her to death; then he went after Olivia’s mother, who escaped and ran to a neighbor’s to call the police. The killer claimed that he was so stressed by Olivia’s mental illness that he had “snapped” and “couldn’t let her suffer any more”.

Perpetrator: Richard Kray (Father; employed as caregiver to autistic children in a special school), pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility and attempted murder, sentenced to 10 years, to be partially served in a psychiatric unit.

Source:
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Avis Addison

Photo of Addison Avis, an elder woman with short, curly white hair and fair skin. She is wearing a pale peach blouse and tinted glasses, and is smiling for the camera.Name: Avis “Mary” Addison.
Died: February 22, 2017.
Age at death: 88.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: St. Merryn, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Avis, called Mary, was beaten and strangled by her husband. As her dementia worsened, he had refused help in caring for her and instead neglected and abused her.

Mary was a churchgoer who attended her village’s coffee mornings.

Perpetrator: Douglas Addison (Husband), charged with murder, ruled insane; hospitalized indefinitely.

Source:
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Tina Billingham

Close-up photo of Tina Billingham, a middle-aged woman with strawberry-blond hair and fair skin, smiling at the camera.Name: Tina Billingham.
Died: February 6, 2017.
Age at death: 54.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Rowley Regis, England, UK.
Disability: Depression.

Details:
After a long abusive relationship, Tina’s partner stabbed her through the heart with a sword. During the trial he tried to claim she had done it to herself because of her depression.

She was a friendly woman, the mother of two, who liked to have friends and neighbors over for coffee.

Perpetrator: Ronald Cooke (Partner), convicted of murder, sentenced to 24 years to life.

Source:
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Victoria Cherry

Photo of Vicky Cherry, a middle-aged woman with pale skin and straight brown chin-length hair.Name: Victoria Cherry.
Died: January 15, 2017 (Body Found); missing October 2015.
Age at death: 44.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bolton, Manchester, England, UK.
Disability: Epilepsy, depression, drug abuse.

Details:
Vicky’s boyfriend claimed she had moved away and stole her benefits for some time. Her body was found fifteen months later, stuffed into a cupboard. It was impossible to tell exactly how she had died, but damage to her neck implied Vicky had probably been strangled.

Perpetrator: Andrew Reade (Boyfriend), pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and preventing a lawful burial, sentenced to 4 years, 4 months.

Source:
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Robert Wellburn

No PhotoName: Robert Wellburn.
Died: November 8, 2016.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: North Shields, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Robert lived in his home, and his son was supposed to visit and help him. But his son stopped visiting often enough, and eventually simply left him locked into his own unheated home without enough medication or food. When he was found, Robert was starving. He died of pneumonia a few weeks later.

Perpetrator: Robert Wellburn Jr. (Son), pleaded guilty to gross negligence manslaughter, sentenced to four years in prison.

Source:
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Henry Wilson

Black and white newspaper photo of Henry Wilson, a middle-aged man with dark hair, light skin, and glasses.Name: Henry Wilson.
Died: September 3, 2016.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ayr, Scotland, UK.
Disability: Chronic heart disease.

Details:
When Henry expressed a desire to die, his wife left out a dose of her medication for him and left the house. When she returned he was not dead, so she took a pillow and smothered him.

Perpetrator: Susanne Wilson (Wife), pleaded guilty to culpable homicide; no sentence, walked free from court.

Source:
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