Danny Fernandez

No PhotoName: Danny Fernandez.
Died: December 11, 2016.
Age at death: 66.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Springfield, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Danny was beaten to death by his stepdaughter.

Perpetrator: Christina Mathews (Stepdaughter), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Springfield woman facing multiple first-degree murder charges
Springfield Woman Accused of Beating Disabled Step-Father to Death
Woman Charged With Stepfather’s Murder
Money alleged motive for murder
Springfield woman charged with murder in stepfather’s death
Danny Fernandez’s Obituary

Devendra Prasad Misra

No PhotoName: Devendra Prasad Misra.
Died: November 18, 2016.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Madhapur, Hyderabad, India.
Disability: A “serious mental disorder”.

Details:
Devendra’s brothers beat him to death because they believed he was demon-possessed.

He worked as a security guard at at MNC, an IT company in Hyderabad.

Perpetrator: Birendra Prasad Misra, Mahendra Prasad Misra, and Dharmendra Prasad Misra (Brothers).

Source:
Hyderabad: Superstition led to man’s murder
Hyderabad: 2 arrested for killing brother, attack on another
Cops yet to find out cause of fight among siblings
Fight among siblings: Cops yet to find out cause of fight among siblings

Henrietta Belcher

No PhotoName: Henrietta “Retta” Green Belcher.
Died: November 5, 2016; bodies found November 15, 2016.
Age at death: 69.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Inman, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Stroke; communication impaired; chronic illness.

Details:
Retta was a homemaker whose husband William “Eddie” Belcher, an associate pastor, had retired to care for her after she had a stroke. The couple had five children and fourteen grandchildren.

Eddie and Retta were shot to death by their son, their bodies left in the house for ten days until a relative called police to ask for a welfare check.

Their killer claims that he shot his parents because his father asked him to do it. Whether or not Eddie Belcher asked to be killed, Retta Belcher, unable to speak because of her stroke, could not have made such a request for herself.

Perpetrator: Stephen Linwood Belcher (son), charged with two counts of murder.

Source:
Attorney: Stephen Belcher’s parents asked son to kill them
Community ‘shocked’ at son confessing to parents’ murders
Community ‘shocked’ at son confessing to killing parents
Deputies arrest son in parents’ killing after wife calls 911
Deputies: Son confessed to murdering parents in SC
Eddie and Rhetta Belcher’s Obituary
Lawyers: Spartanburg Parents Pleaded with Son to Kill Them
Laywer: Upstate murder suspect was asked to kill parents in poor health
Man confesses to killing parents, directs deputies to bodies, authorities say
SC Deputies: Son confessed to murdering parents
SC man charged with killing his parents
Sheriff’s Office: Man, 38, confesses to killing parents
Son confessed to murdering parents in Inman say Spartanburg Co. deputies
South Carolina deputies investigating after son admits to killing parents
South Carolina father begged son to shoot him, attorney says
South Carolina man who shot dead his parents claims his father begged him to shoot them

Rebecka Pearce

No PhotoName: Rebecka Jeanann Pearce.
Died: November 11, 2016.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Bipolar disorder, anxiety.

Details:
Rebecka and her husband were in the process of getting a divorce, and Rebecka was staying at her parents’ house. Her husband, a sheriff’s deputy, had filed a protective order against her, claiming that her bipolar disorder made her dangerous to her children.

Rebecka’s ex-husband broke into her parents’ home and shot her, then killed himself. Her two young daughters were in the house at the time; they are unhurt, and are now staying with family.

Rebecka was a hairstylist.

Perpetrator: Jeremy Pearce (Ex-husband).

Source:
Marital discord preceded apparent murder-suicide of Granville sheriff’s deputy and his wife
Sheriff’s deputy, wife shot dead at Fuquay-Varina home

Andrea Spina

No PhotoName: Andrea Spina.
Died: November 7, 2016.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Vespolate, Novara, Italy.
Disability: Autism, epilepsy.

Details:
Andrea’s father took him out of the institution where he lived; then, when Andrea was asleep, his father strangled him.

Perpetrator: Pietro Spina (Father), charged with murder.

Source:
Man kills disabled son, attempts suicide
The family drama in Vespolate: father kills disabled child and attempted suicide
Novara: uccide figlio disabile e tenta suicidio: padre ricoverato in ospedale
Novara, 52enne soffoca il figlio 20enne disabile e tenta il suicidio
“Non può restare solo” e disperato prende una sconcertante decisione
Vespolate, uccide il figlio disabile e tenta il suicidio
Uccide il figlio disabile e tenta il suicidio. Temeva che sarebbe rimasto da solo
Vespolate, padre uccide il figlio disabile e poi tenta il suicidio
Dramma a Vespolate: “Non riusciamo a darci spiegazioni del gesto di Pietro”
Il dramma di Vespolate: “Pietro voleva farla finita, ma nessuno immaginava uccidesse il figlio”

Patricia Swink

No Photo
Name: Patricia Diane Swink.
Died: November 2, 2016.
Age at death: 66.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hickory, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified disability & vision impairment.

Details:
Patricia was killed by her niece and her niece’s son, who then proceeded to steal her car.

Perpetrator: Micky Lee Swink (Niece’s son), charged with first-degree murder and car theft; Tina Louise Swink (Niece), charged with first-degree murder; and Richard Lee Deal, accessory after the fact.

Source:
Three charged in murder of 66-year-old disabled woman
Hickory woman found dead in home, Police treat case as murder
Mother, son arrested in death of handicap woman
Relatives among three charged in killing of Hickory woman
Mother, son charged with first-degree murder appear in court for death penalty hearings

9-year-old boy

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: October 17, 2016.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait.
Disability: ADHD.

Details:
Because the boy was hyperactive, his parents tied him up and locked him in a room. When he died, they took him to the hospital claiming that he had died of natural causes and accused him of hitting their other children, but his body was covered in bruises and it was obvious that he had died from child abuse.

Perpetrator: His parents.

Source:
Parents torture hyperactive son, 9, to death in Kuwait
Mystery over death of 9 yrs old Kuwaiti child uncovered

Masako Hirahara

No PhotoName: Masako Hirahara.
Died: October 8, 2016.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Tachikawa City, Japan.
Disability: A “foot ailment”.

Details:
Ms. Hirahara was bludgeoned to death by her husband, who then committed suicide.

Perpetrator: Fujiya Hirahara (Husband).

Source:
Tokyo cops: Murder-suicide suspected at Tachikawa residence
Couple in their 80s found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Sirajubai

No PhotoName: Sirajubai “Vaijanti”.
Died: October 8, 2016.
Age at death: 35.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Wadgaon-Gujar, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Chronic illness.

Details:
Sirajubai’s boyfriend grew tired of her chronic illness, so he burned her to death and threw her body into a well.

She was the mother of three daughters and a son, and stepmother to two sons and a daughter.

Perpetrator: Hariprasad Yadav (Boyfriend), arrested.

Source: Irked by her chronic illness, man kills paramour

Muhammad Wahab

No PhotoName: Muhammad Azwan Wahab.
Died: October 2, 2016.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Baling, Malaysia.
Disability: Paralyzed.

Details:
Muhammad and his aunt, 54-year-old Rokiah Abdullah, were killed by his brother.

Perpetrator: Azman Wahab (Brother), charged with murder.

Source: Man accused of killing disabled brother, aunt in Baling denied bail