William Johnson

No PhotoName: William Johnson.
Died: July 11, 2017.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Glendale, Arizona, USA.
Disability: Disabled veteran; wheelchair user.

Details:
William was beaten to death by his stepson because he would not get out of bed.

Perpetrator: Heath Allen McConkey (Stepson).

Source:
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Grant Heckman

Photo of Grant Heckman, a boy wearing a white sweater and smiling at the camera. He has fair skin and brown eyes and hair.Name: Grant Heckman.
Died: June 19, 2017.
Age at death: 28.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Westphalia, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Grant was shot by his father in a murder-suicide.

He leaves behind his brother, sister, and mother.

Perpetrator: George Heckman (Father).

Source:
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Johnnie and Shirley Ervin

No PhotoName: Johnnie Ervin.
Age at death: 67.
Disability: Mobility impairment (Used walker).

Name: Shirley Ervin.
Age at death: 69.
Disability: Dementia.

Died: June 18, 2017.
Cause of death: Multiple murder (Stabbed).
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Details:
Shirley and Johnnie were stabbed to death by their son.

Perpetrator: Dexter Barnes (Son), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Son charged in stabbing deaths of elderly parents held without bail
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Sandra Nickells

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Name: Sandra Nickells.
Died: June 17, 2017.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Murder-Suicide.
Location: Adamsville, Utah, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s, chronic illness.

Details:
Sandra was shot by her husband, who called police to report what he had done just before shooting himself as well.

Perpetrator: Tom Nickells (Husband).

Source:
Man and wife die in murder-suicide in Beaver County

Lorraine Smith

Photo of Lorraine Smith. She is a woman with light skin and straight brown hair cut to chin-length with bangs. She is smiling at the camera. She is wearing a blue silk turtleneck blouse and some blue beads.Name: Lorraine Gladys Smith, née Shiel.
Died: May 17, 2017.
Age at death: 53.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Jefferson Township, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: “Serious medical issues”.

Details:
Lorraine was shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.

She was a mother of one who enjoyed sewing and collecting Kewpie dolls.

Perpetrator: Edward Smith (Husband).

Source:
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Sabrina Ray

Photo of Sabrina Ray. She is a thin girl with pale skin and dark brown hair in a boy cut. Her expression is solemn.Name: Sabrina Ray.
Died: May 12, 2017.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Perry, Iowa, USA.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Sabrina was tortured and starved by her family. When she died at age 16 after being drop-kicked down the stairs by her adoptive brother and subsequently starving to death, she weighed 56 pounds and looked like an eight-year-old child.

Her death may have saved the lives of her two adopted sisters, who were also abused and were rescued from the home and taken to the hospital when Sabrina was found dead.

Perpetrator: Marc Ray (Adoptive father), charged with child endangerment and child neglect; Misty Ray (Adoptive mother), charged with child endangerment and child neglect; Carla Bousman (Adoptive grandmother), arrested as an accomplice; Josie Raye Bousman (Niece), arrested; Justin Dale Ray (Adoptive brother), charged with child endangerment and willful injury.

Source:
Starved teen looked like she was an ‘8-year-old,’ say day care visitors
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Police: Brother ‘drop-kicked’ starved Iowa girl, grandmother helped in torture
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Gail Caulfield

No PhotoName: Gail Caulfield.
Died: May 10, 2017 (Body found).
Age at death: 75.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Deltona, Florida, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Gail was shot by her husband. He buried her body and claimed she had moved away. Some time later, he committed suicide himself just after telling police where her body was.

Perpetrator: Laurence Caulfield (Husband).

Source:
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Man Kills Himself And Leaves Note Saying He Buried Wife In The Backyard
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Kentae Williams

Photo of Kentae Williams, an African-American boy. He is smiling, showing missing front teeth.Name: Kentae Williams.
Died: April 28, 2017.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Decatur, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Kentae’s mother gave him up for adoption because she was only fourteen when she gave birth. The boy stayed with his grandparents until he was taken by children’s services and eventually adopted.

Kentae’s adoptive father beat him with a belt, burned his feet with boiling water, and finally drowned him in the bathtub.

Perpetrator: Leon Williams Sr. (Adoptive father).

Source: Police: Man drowns autistic son in bathtub just months after he adopted him
Man Allegedly Drowned His Autistic Adopted Son In Bathtub

Charles Singer

Photo of Charles Singer, a middle-aged man. He has a short brown mustache and beard and is wearing a blue baseball cap..Name: Charles William “Butch” Singer.
Died: April 7, 2017 (Body found); missing since February 8, 2017.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bunnell, Florida, USA.
Disability: Legally blind.

Details:
When Charles’s sister began receiving text messages from him that included misspelled words, she became suspicious: Charles, who was blind, normally used speech-recognition to send text messages.

When his body was found, it became clear that Charles had been shot to death by his wife. She had sent the text messages to make it seem like he was still alive.

Perpetrator: Dorothy Singer (Wife), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Missing Bunnell man found shot to death
Charles Singer, previously reported missing, was shot to death
Wife arrested in death of disabled, blind Flagler County man, deputies say
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Noah Campbell

Name: Noah Campbell.
Died: March 24, 2017.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Spinal muscular atrophy.

Details:
Noah’s mother left him alone at home with his abusive father, and while she was gone, Noah’s father poisoned him with carbon monoxide from the family car. While Noah died, his father sat in the car, drinking and doing drugs, with the engine running and the door to the house open. The carbon monoxide seeped into the room where his father had left him, and Noah died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Perpetrator: Noel Cruz (Father), charged with second-degree murder; Zaneta Campbell (Mother), charged with permitting child neglect.

Source:
Oklahoma father charged in son’s carbon monoxide death
Oklahoma couple arrested following 8-year-old’s carbon monoxide death
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