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
Mumbai Crime: 27-year-old man kills physically challenged brother by setting him ablaze

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
Parents arrested after daughter kept in tiny cell for 17 years dies:The Asahi Shimbun
Parents of dead Osaka woman reportedly admit confining her for 15 years
Parents knew their locked-up daughter was in dire state: police:The Asahi Shimbun
Japanese couple who confined their daughter rearrested over her freezing death
Couple hit with fresh arrest warrant over death of daughter kept in tiny room for 15 years

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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Mother, Daughter Charged in Death of Disabled Man
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Mother, Daughter Charged in Death of Disabled Family Member
LCSD: mother, sister neglected disabled man, caused his death
Bond set at 50K for women accused of neglecting disabled family member

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
Rajasthan: Man held for burning to death two wives in car, showing it as mishap
Man locks 2 wives in car and sets it afire, says they didn’t keep mother happy
Husband burns his two wives to death in car
Rajasthan Man Locks Wives In Car, Sets It On Fire For Keeping Mother Unhappy
Man in Rajasthan burns two wives to death in car, held
Rajasthan: Running car caches fire, two women burnt alive in Jalore

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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Man faces murder charge after calling in mother’s death in Scarborough
Widowed senior slain in her Scarborough home, son believed to be in custody

Wade Denton

No PhotoName: Wade Denton.
Died: November 19, 2017 (Body found, died several months previously).
Age at death: 49.
Cause of death: Fatal neglect.
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Blind, diabetic.

Details:
Wade’s estranged wife had promised to make sure he had food and water in the trailer where he lived after she moved out. Instead, she left him alone there with his two dogs, without food or running water, and without a phone to call for help, and spent his Social Security checks. Wade’s body was found months later alongside the bodies of the dogs. His cause of death is undetermined, but homicide charges are possible.

Perpetrator: Jennifer Denton (Estranged wife), charged with neglect by caretaker, financial exploitation of a disabled person by caretaker and animal cruelty.

Source:
Woman arrested after diabetic, visually impaired husband found dead
Stillwater woman arrested after husband’s body found decaying in mobile home
Stillwater woman arrested after husband’s decaying body discovered inside mobile home
Stillwater woman arrested in discovery of decaying body
Woman accused of abandoning disabled husband who died
Woman Whose Disabled Husband & Dogs Died Charged with Neglect

Carolyn Croucher

No PhotoName: Carolyn Croucher.
Died: November 10, 2017.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Mobile, Alabama, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; “bedridden and in hospice care”.

Details:
Carolyn’s son beat her to death with her own oxygen tank because she “wouldn’t stop crying”.

Perpetrator: Joseph Wood (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
DA: Alabama man beat mother to death with oxygen tank when she ‘wouldn’t stop crying’
Son brutally beat his mother to death with an oxygen tank because ‘she wouldn’t stop crying’: Prosecutor
ADA: Man beat bedridden mother to death with her own oxygen tank

Mason Blum

No PhotoName: Mason Blum.
Died: November 1, 2017.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Mobility impaired, nonverbal.

Details:
Mason’s mother put him in the bathtub with the water running, and left him there while she got high. He drowned.

Perpetrator: Michelle Wallace (Mother), charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment, child endangerment, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Source:
Baby died of drowning and Slate Belt case labeled homicide
Toddler’s death in mother’s bath tub a homicide, coroner rules
Police charge Pen Argyl mom with manslaughter; toddler found in tub
Slate Belt woman charged in her disabled 2-year-old’s death in tub
Autopsy complete in death of 2-year-old Pen Argyl boy

Masako Kumada

No PhotoName: Masako Kumada.
Died: October 16, 2017.
Age at death: 61.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Otawara City, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified chronic illness.

Details:
Ms. Kumada’s husband slit her throat with a knife because he was “worried about their future as a married couple”.

Perpetrator: Masao Kumada (Husband), arrested.

Source: Tochigi man stabs bedridden wife to death