Kyoji Hattori

No PhotoName: Kyoji Hattori.
Died: September 7, 2017.
Age at death: 88.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Otaki, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Mobility impaired.

Mr. Hattori was strangled to death by his son.

Perpetrator: Kazuo Hattori (Son), arrested.

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Margaret Sims

Photo of Margaret Sims, an elderly woman with pale skin and dark-gray hair pulled back in a hair band. She is wearing a black shirt and a gold pendant necklace.Name: Margaret Rose Sims.
Died: August 20, 2017.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Stanford-le-Hope, England, UK.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Margaret was strangled by her daughter.

Perpetrator: Keeley Barnard (Daughter), convicted of murder, sentenced to 18 years to life.

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Vivian Nelson

Photo of Vivian Nelson, an elderly woman with pale skin and short curly white hair. She is thin, wearing a floral blouse and blue slacks, and sitting in a big beige chair with one leg propped up on the chair.Name: Vivian Nelson.
Died: August 13, 2017.
Age at death: 94.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.
Disability: Dementia; frail elder.

Vivian’s son took her home from the nursing home where she lived. He made her a cup of coffee, then shot her in the head.

Perpetrator: Leslie Charles Nelson (Son), convicted of murder.

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Leah Cohen

Photo of Leah Cohen, a middle-aged woman with fair skin and short, straight brown hair. She is wearing a turquoise blouse and small gold hoop earrings.Name: Leah Cohen.
Died: August 11, 2017.
Age at death: 66.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: London, England, UK.
Disability: Unspecified physical and mental disability; walked with a cane.

Leah Cohen and her daughter Hannah were stabbed to death by her son. Apparently, he was upset that he had been left out of his father’s will.

Leah and her family own Beigel Bake, their family business, a London bakery famous for its salt-beef bagels. Hannah and her sister ran a cake shop, which closed when Hannah was killed; Leah’s other two sons now run the bagel shop.

Perpetrator: Joshua Cohen (Son), charged with murder.

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James Walker

No PhotoName: James Walker.
Died: July 11, 2017.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Glendale, Arizona, USA.
Disability: Disabled veteran; wheelchair user.

James was murdered by his stepson because he refused to get out of bed.

Perpetrator: Heath Allen McConkey (Stepson), charged with first-degree murder.

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Peggy Schroeder

Photo of Peggy Schroeder, a middle-aged woman with wavy brown hair, fair skin, and glasses.Name: Peggy Schroeder.
Died: July 8, 2017.
Age at death: 53.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Morrison, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Deaf.

Peggy was shot to death by her teenage daughter. Her daughter and her friend then set the house on fire to hide the crime.

She was a faithful churchgoer and avid gardener.

Perpetrator: Anna Schroeder (Adopted daughter), charged with first-degree murder, concealing a homicidal death, and arson; Rachel Helm (daughter’s girlfriend), charged with concealing a homicidal death and arson.

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Johnnie and Shirley Ervin

No PhotoName: Johnnie Ervin.
Age at death: 67.
Disability: Mobility impairment (Used walker).

Name: Shirley Ervin.
Age at death: 69.
Disability: Dementia.

Died: June 18, 2017.
Cause of death: Multiple murder (Stabbed).
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Shirley and Johnnie were stabbed to death by their son.

Perpetrator: Dexter Barnes (Son), charged with first-degree murder.

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Murray Upshaw

Photo of Murray Upshaw, a man with light skin, wearing sunglasses and an orange shirt. He is balding and little of his dark hair is visible.Name: Murray Upshaw.
Died: May 6, 2017.
Age at death: 40.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Visually impaired.

Murray was shot to death by his son, along with Sharietta Jefferson, a 27-year-old acquaintance.

Perpetrator: Dante Louis Coker aka Dante Binion (Son), charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

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Refilwe Monamodi

Photo of Refilwe Monamodi. She is a woman with light-brown skin and black hair that has been partly dyed green. The photo is blurry and grainy, but she looks to be around middle age.Name: Refilwe Rebecca Monamodi.
Died: March 5, 2017.
Age at death: 54.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: East Rand, South Africa.
Disability: Hemiparesis due to a car accident.

Refilwe was murdered by her daughter, who strangled her and threw her into the swimming pool. Her four-year-old grandchild witnessed her death.

After she died, it was revealed that Refilwe had regularly been beaten up by her daughter, but was unable to report the abuse, probably due to fear of victimization or economic dependence.

Before her disability, she had worked as an advocate (that is, a barrister–a type of lawyer).

Perpetrator: Her daughter; arrested, charged with murder.

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Prakash and Shoba Singh

Photo of Prakash and Shoba Singh. He is a middle-aged man wearing a suit and tie; his skin is medium-brown and his head is shaved. She is wearing a dress with a red sash, has light-brown skin and curly short gray hair.Name: Prakash Singh.
Age at death: 56.
Disability: Stroke-related.

Name: Shoba Singh.
Age at death: 50.
Disability: Unspecified.

Died: February 28, 2017.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Phoenix, South Africa.

Prakash and Shoba Singh were hacked to death with a bush knife by their son. Apparently, he was angry that his mother wanted to send him to a drug rehabilitation center.

Perpetrator: Shanveer Singh (Son), charged with murder.

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