Jeffrey Rak

No PhotoName: Jeffrey Alan Rak.
Died: February 14, 2016.
Age at death: 58.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Burlington Township, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Alcoholism, epilepsy, COPD, heart disease, cirrhosis, chronic illness.

Jeffrey was beaten to death by his son.

Perpetrator: Daniel Rak (Son), charged with first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated domestic battery.

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Marcus Harman

Photo of Marcus Harman, an elderly man wearing a gray jacket, shirt and tie. He has gray hair and brown skin, and a wide smile.Name: Marcus Martinus Harman.
Died: June 7, 2015.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bethany, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Unspecified.

Marcus and his wife had a protection order against his son, who had made death threats against his wife. However, his son came to the house anyway and held Marcus captive for several hours before kicking him in the head. Marcus died of head injuries.

Born in Indonesia and educated in the United States, he loved learning, especially about science and math, had a master’s degree in epidemiology, and worked as a substitute teacher.

Perpetrator: Samuel Michael Harman (Son), pleaded no contest to second-degree murder, kidnapping and violating a protective order, sentenced to 35 years.

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