Kakoli Das

No PhotoName: Kakoli Das.
Died: January 9, 2018.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Behala, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Disability: Deaf; schizophrenia, physical disability.

Details:
When Kakoli’s niece died of dengue, Kakoli’s sister and her husband blamed her for the death. She and her mother, also disabled, were often beaten and starved, until one day Kakoli was found dead.

Perpetrator: Keya Mullick (Sister) and her husband, detained by neighbors, under investigation.

Source:
Deaf-mute woman killed in ‘assault’ by kin at Behala
Woman death sparks unrest

Sumiko Kobayashi

No PhotoName: Sumiko Kobayashi.
Died: January 6, 2018.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Sakae, Chiba, Japan.
Disability: Disabled elder.

Details:
Sumiko’s son beat her several times in the last days of her life, until she died.

Perpetrator: Ichiro Kobayashi (Son), arrested on suspicion of inflicting injury.

Source: Man arrested over death of 84-year-old mother

40-year-old woman

No PhotoName: (Female) (Unknown).
Died: January 4, 2018.
Age at death: 40.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Be’er Sheva, Israel.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
This 40-year-old woman was shot in the head by her father, who then committed suicide.

Perpetrator: Her father.

Source:
Man and daughter found dead in home in what cops say is a murder-suicide
Israeli Man, disabled daughter found dead is suspected murder-suicide
חשד: אב רצח את בתו הנכה בבאר שבע והתאבד
Israeli man, disabled daughter found dead in suspected murder-suicide
Israeli man and disabled daughter found dead in suspected murder-suicide

56-year-old man

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: December 31, 2017.
Age at death: 56.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece.
Disability: Paraplegic.

Details:
This 56-year-old man was drenched in gasoline and burned alive by his son. His wife was also attacked, but got away before the killer was able to light the fire.

Perpetrator: His 35-year-old son (arrested, charged with attempted murder and arson).

Source:
Son kills disabled father by setting him on fire in Mani
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Suneel Kotele

No PhotoName: Suneel Kotele.
Died: December 27, 2017.
Age at death: 40.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Goreagon, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Unspecified physical disability.

Details:
Suneel owned a housing unit and an apartment. His younger brother felt entitled to have them because Suneel was disabled. But Suneel refused to give his brother the property; so his brother doused Suneel with kerosene and set him on fire. Neighbors tried to save Suneel’s life, but by the time the fire could be extinguished, he had already burned to death.

Perpetrator: Raju Kotele (Brother), charged with murder.

Source:
27-year-old immolates handicapped brother
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Airi Kakimoto

No PhotoName: Airi Kakimoto.
Died: December 23, 2017 (Body found; died December 18, 2017).
Age at death: 33.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan.
Disability: Mental illness, either schizophrenia or “integration disorder”.

Details:
When she was sixteen or seventeen years old, Airi was diagnosed with a mental illness. Within a year, her parents were using a room in their house to serve as a jail for their daughter. It was unheated and bare, and contained only two mats, a makeshift toilet, and a tube connected to a water tank outside. Airi stayed in this room for fifteen or more years. She was denied clothing and fed only once a day. Too thin to keep herself warm, she died of hypothermia, weighing 19 kilograms (42 pounds).

Perpetrator: Yasutaka Kakimoto (Father) and Yukari Kakimoto (Mother), both arrested and charged with illegally disposing of a body.

Source:
Parents of dead woman admit confining her for 15 years
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Johnny McFadden

No PhotoName: Johnny McFadden.
Died: December 23, 2017.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Augusta, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Unspecified severe disability.

Details:
Johnny was neglected by his mother and stepfather. When he died his body showed evidence of malnutrition and severe bedsores.

Perpetrator: Carlissa Malone (Mother) and Roger Malone (Stepfather).

Source:
Couple jailed on neglect charge in disabled man’s death

Michael Shearin

No PhotoName: Michael Anton Shearin.
Died: December 20, 2017.
Age at death: 25.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Gaston, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Muscular dystrophy.

Details:
Michael was neglected by his mother and sister. He died from a septic pressure ulcer, pneumonia, and dehydration.

Perpetrator: Candie McKay Shearin (Mother) and Tara Nerys Shearin (Sister), both charged with abuse or neglect resulting in death to a vulnerable adult.

Source:
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Malu Devi

No PhotoName: Malu Devi.
Died: December 19, 2017.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Chitalwana, Rajasthan, India.
Disability: Mental illness or developmental disability.

Details:
Because of Malu’s disability, her husband was given permission to marry again. Together, Malu and her fellow wife, 22-year-old Dariya, had three children.

Their husband, dissatisfied with his wives, locked Malu and Dariya in his car and set the car on fire. They burned to death; their children survived.

Perpetrator: Deepa Ram Prajapati (Husband), arrested.

Source:
Husband accused of murdering his two wives by burning them to death in car
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Ninon Hardie

No PhotoName: Ninon “Nina” Hardie.
Died: December 6, 2017.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Mobility impaired; used two canes.

Details:
Nina was murdered by her son.

Perpetrator: Christopher Hardie (Son), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
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