George Philip Carter

No PhotoName: George Philip Carter.
Died: May 15, 2015.
Age at death: 59.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Spanaway, Washington, USA.
Disability: Autism, developmental disability.

Philip’s caregiver neglected him; he died of infected bedsores because instead of taking him to a doctor, his caregiver stuffed the bedsores with paper towels.

Perpetrator: Larry John Lee (Unlicensed caregiver), convicted of second-degree murder, sentenced to 18 years.

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Annie Ee

Closeup photo of Annie Ee, a young woman with brown hair, pale skin, and dark brown eyes.Name: Annie Ee Yu Lian.
Died: April 13, 2015.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Singapore.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Annie lived with a friend and her husband. She worked as a waitress.

Her caregivers took her salary, repeatedly beat her, and did not seek medical care when she was obviously dying. She died from a fat embolism, a clump of fat that tore loose from her injuries and clogged a critical blood vessel. She had a ruptured stomach and many broken bones from eight months of torture.

Perpetrator: Tan Hui Zhen (Housemate), pleaded guilty to causing grievous hurt, sentenced to 16-and-a-half years in jail; Pua Hak Chuan (Housemates), pleaded guilty to causing grievous hurt, sentenced to 14 years in jail and 14 strokes of the cane. Neither could be charged with murder because they “did not intend to kill” Annie, and because she died of a fat embolism, which is a rare medical complication.

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Arthur Pelham

Photo of Arthur Pelham.Name: Arthur “Gary” Pelham.
Died: January 5, 2015.
Age at death: 66.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Jonesboro, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia.

Gary’s caregiver locked him outside the house during a January ice storm and would not let him back inside. In ten hours, he was dead.

Mr. Pelham was a military veteran.

Perpetrator: Dale El Smith (Paid caregiver), convicted of murder, sentenced to life.

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William Collins

No PhotoName: William Collins.
Died: December 27, 2014.
Age at death: 92.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; Elderly; wheelchair user.

William was beaten to death by the couple he was living with, and who were caring for him. He died of head injuries and a broken neck. Mr. Collins was the third elderly tenant to die while living with them; apparently, the couple used the vulnerability of the elderly disabled to steal their tenants’ assets under the guise of caring for them.

Perpetrator: Judith Marc (Caregiver), pleaded guilty to third-degree murder, sentenced to 15-40 years; William Mayo (Caregiver).

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Maria Fuentes

No Photo
Name: Maria Fuentes.
Died: November 14, 2014.
Age at death: Adult.
Cause of death: Abuse (Beaten).
Location: Houston, Texas, USA.
Disability: “Physically and mentally disabled”.

Maria was beaten to death by her caregiver.

Perpetrator: Patrici Devonne Reader (Caregiver), charged with murder.

Source: Autopsy reveals disabled patient suffered ‘painful’ death at hands of caregiver

Dane Hathman

Photo of Dane Hathman, swinging on a swing.Name: Dane William Hathman; also spelled “Dayne”.
Died: August 28, 2014.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fulton, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Dayne was shot to death by his live-in babysitter.

Perpetrator: Scottie A. Willet (Family friend; caregiver); charged with murder.

Source: Slain 6-year-old loved to play, give hugs

Shirley Beck

Photo of Shirley Beck. She is a woman with long blonde hair and pale skin; she is wearing a colorful sweater.Name: Shirley Beck.
Died: June 26, 2014.
Age at death: 39.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Clarksville, Tennessee, USA.
Disability: Unspecified mental disability (received disability payments); abuse survivor.

Shirley lived in a non-traditional relationship, as a “house slave” to her BDSM mistress and their housemates. Her mistress helped her manage her finances, which she could not do on her own, but Shirley was the one who did the chores.

Typically, such relationships involve a lot of trust on both sides; crucially, the “slave” role is voluntary, and any injury is superficial. However, Shirley’s mistress betrayed her trust. Instead of pretending to hold Shirley captive, she actually imprisoned Shirley; rather than staging a “safe, sane, consensual” BDSM scene, she and her housemates inflicted a severe, hours-long beating with a metal rod. Shirley died of her injuries.

Shirley loved feeding birds.

Perpetrator: Cynthia Dianne Skipper (Partner), negligent homicide and kidnapping, 25 years; Derek M. Vicchitto (Housemate), facilitation of second-degree murder and kidnapping, 25 years; Matthew Lee Reynolds (Housemate), first-degree murder and kidnapping, life in prison; Alphonso Richardson (Housemate), first-degree murder and kidnapping, life plus 25 years.

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Michael Jones

Photo of Michael Jones, a middle-aged man with light skin and brown eyes. He is balding and has a salt-and-pepper mustache and beard.Name: Michael Shane Jones.
Died: January 1, 2014.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Stockton, California, USA.
Disability: Diabetes, chronic pain, mobility impaired.

Michael’s roommate stabbed him to death. Together with Michael’s girlfriend, he dismembered and tried to burn the body. To police, they claimed that it had been a mercy killing.

Perpetrator: Bryan Scott Cook (Caregiver, roommate), convicted of second-degree murder, sentenced to 15 years to life; Valentina Paz (Girlfriend), pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact, sentenced to 2 years.

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Michael Sudkamp

Photo of Michael Sudkamp, a middle-aged man.Name: Michael Sudkamp.
Died: December 24, 2013.
Age at death: 53.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Kingman, Arizona, USA.
Disability: Multiple disabilities; “Health issues”.

Michael was beaten to death by his roommate.

Perpetrator: Robert John Adkins (Roommate and caregiver), second-degree murder and vulnerable adult abuse, sentenced to 20 years.

Source: Kingman caregiver arrested in death of patient