Angela Rios

Photo of Angela Rios.Name: Angela Rios.
Died: February 5, 2015.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: New Port Richey, Florida, USA.
Disability: Diabetes, resulting in two leg amputations and visual impairment.

Details:
Angela was killed by her son, who beat her to death with a tire iron. He also killed his niece, nine-year-old Jenica Randazzo.

Perpetrator: Jason Rios (Son), charged with murder.

Source: Agency: No signs Pasco girl faced danger before fatal attack

Ena Lai Dung

No PhotoName: En Lai Dung.
Died: January 16, 2015.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Manurewa, South Auckland, New Zealand.
Disability: Elderly disabled; possibly bulimia.

Details:
Ena Lai lived with her daughter in a rented house. Her daughter refused to take care of her or ask for help; she claimed that Ena Lai had bulimia and refused to eat.

Ena Lai died in her filthy bed, weighing only 29 kg (64 pounds), dehydrated, malnourished, and suffering from infected bedsores. She had fourteen half-healed broken ribs and a broken sternum.

Perpetrator: Cindy Taylor (Daughter), found guilty of  manslaughter, sentenced to 13 years 3 months; Brian Taylor (Housemate), Luana Taylor (Housemate), found guilty of failure to protect a vulnerable adult.

Source:
Daughter on trial for manslaughter of mother
Dead woman had been ‘nibbled’, manslaughter trial hears
Jury to view shocking pics of dead woman
Paramedic overwhelmed by smell when examining malnourished woman’s body
Pathologist details state of dead elderly woman found in own waste
Pathologist: I’ve never seen anything like it
Trial begins over elderly woman’s grim death
Woman found guilty of letting mother starve
Daughter’s ‘cruel’ neglect killed mother
Jail for letting mother starve to death
Daughter jailed for neglect and manslaughter of elderly woman

Caryl Vanzo

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Name: Caryl Vanzo.
Died: January 5, 2015.
Age at death: 90.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Plymouth, Minnesota, USA.
Disability: Elderly disabled; wheelchair user.

Details:
Caryl was neglected by her son, who stole and spent her retirement funds. When she was dying, or possibly soon after she had died, Caryl’s son put her in a wheelchair and went to the bank to withdraw more money from her account.

Perpetrator: David Vanzo (Son), charged with financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult, criminal neglect, and attempted theft by swindle.

Source:
Twin Cities man accused of financially exploiting mom before her death
Minnesota man suspected of wheeling dead mother into bank
Man Accused of Taking Possibly Dead Mother Into Bank Arrested in Pomona
Man Allegedly Wheeled Dying Mother Into Bank to Withdraw Cash From Her Account
Man accused of taking dead mother into bank to make cash withdrawal

Hope Ruller

Grainy newspaper photo of a woman in an old-fashioned dress and hat; she looks to be in her twenties and is smiling.Name: Hope Beverly Ruller, née Carr.
Died: Body found December 29, 2014; died October 2013.
Age at death: 93.
Cause of death: Unknown suspicious death.
Location: Gloversville, New York, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; elderly disabled.

Details:
Hope lived in a duplex, downstairs from her daughter, who was supposed to be caring for her. However, instead her daughter isolated her and kept her from seeing family members or getting medical care.

When Hope died, her daughter did not report the death and continued cashing her mother’s disability checks for more than a year, assuring her family that she was “fine” and even cashing a check sent as a Christmas present. Eventually, Hope’s son grew suspicious and asked police for a welfare check; they found her body.

Hope’s cause of death can never be determined because her body was left in a bed for 14 months after she died. Police could only say that her death was considered suspicious.

Perpetrator: Mary Kerstig (Daughter), pleaded guilty to larceny, improper disposal of a body, and endangering the welfare of an incompetent or disabled person; sentenced to 6 months in jail, 5 years probation, and community service.

Source:
Upstate New York Woman Admits to Keeping Mother’s Corpse for More Than a Year To Collect Government Checks
Hope Beverly Carr Ruller

Agnes Caviston

Photo of an elderly woman with gray hair and pale skin, lying back against a pillow and smiling slightly. She is wearing a hospital gown.Name: Agnes Caviston.
Died: November 15, 2014.
Age at death: 92.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Augusta, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Dementia, bedbound.

Details:
Agnes’s son bludgeoned her head with an IV stand, killing her. He then set the house on fire.

Perpetrator: Robert Caviston (Son), charged with murder and arson.

Source: Medical examiner describes condition of elderly woman’s body at son’s murder trial

Bessie Looney

No PhotoName: Bessie Looney.
Died: September 29, 2014.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Baton Rouge, USA.
Disability: Dementia, heart disease, wheelchair user.

Details:
Bessie’s daughter and granddaughter neglected her; she died of starvation and untreated bedsores.

Perpetrator: Joleslie Looney (daughter), convicted of manslaughter; Lauren Looney (granddaughter), pleaded guilty to negligent homicide, sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Source:
Woman pleads guilty to negligent homicide in 82-year-old grandmother’s death
Granddaughter pleads guilty to negligent homicide in 82-year-old woman’s gruesome 2014 death
Death of elderly Baton Rouge woman ruled a homicide
82-year-old found dead at home surrounded by flies, trash; two arrested
Doctors say woman facing charges was sane during the time of the death of her elderly mother
Baton Rouge woman declared sane when elderly mother died amidst deplorable conditions
Baton Rouge woman to be tried Aug. 28 in death of 82-year-old mother found in deplorable conditions
Daughter faces trial in death of bedsore-ridden mother, 82
Attorney for Baton Rouge woman accused of killing her mother doesn’t want her called ‘evil,’ ‘monster’ during trial
Elderly woman’s daughter told Baton Rouge police she wasn’t aware of severity of mother’s bedsores
‘A hard-working person that struggled,’ friends say of woman accused in elderly mother’s death
Daughter swiftly convicted of manslaughter in elderly mother’s 2014 bedsore-related death
Woman’s sentencing delayed in gruesome 2014 bedsore-related death of 82-year-old mother
Woman leaves grandmother in waste-covered wheelchair until bedsores kill her
Granddaughter sentenced in 82-year-old Baton Rouge woman’s bedsore-related death

Michaelina Simonetti

Old-fashioned portrait photo of Michaelina Simonetti.Name: Michaelina Simonetti.
Died: September 15, 2014.
Age at death: 93.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: New Britain, Connecticut, USA.
Disability: Blind; disabled.

Details:
Michaelina was left on a mattress and neglected for five months by her son; she died of malnutrition and lack of care.

Perpetrator: Frank Simonetti (Son), charged with first-degree manslaughter.

Source: New Britain Man Charged With Manslaughter In 93-Year-Old Mother’s Death

Sophie Kostek

No PhotoName: Sophie Kostek.
Died: August 7, 2014.
Age at death: 88.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Somerset, Maryland, USA.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Sophie’s son beat her to death.

Perpetrator: Michael Kostek (Son), pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Source:
Somerset man pleads guilty in death of disabled mother
Prosecutors allege Somerset man hit elderly, disabled mother and threw her on bed, where she was found dead
Trial date set for Somerset man accused of killing mother
Trial date scheduled for Somerset man accused in mother’s murder
Boyko Memorial Funeral Home – Sophie (Provocyck) Kostek – Obituary
Somerset man held without bail in killing of mother
Lawyer for Somerset man accused of killing mom asks for medical records
Somerset man charged with killing elderly mother
Somerset man indicted on murder charge in death of elderly mother

Theodore Meyer

Photo of Theodore Meyer, an elderly white man in a suit and black tie, wearing glasses.Name: Theodore Meyer.
Died: June 28, 2014.
Age at death: 91.
Cause of death: Murder (Beating).
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Dementia, heart disease.

Details:
Theodore’s son beat him to death with his own cane.

Perpetrator: Donald Ray Meyer (Son), convicted of first-degree murder, sentenced to 12 years.

Source:
Oklahoma City man gets 12 years in prison for fatal beating of father, 91
Oklahoma City Man Charged With Murder In Father’s Death

Krystyna Waszynski

No PhotoName: Krystyna Waszynski.
Died: December 2013; body found May 14, 2014.
Age at death: 86.
Cause of death: Murder (Strangled).
Location: Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA.
Disability: Elderly disabled, “mostly bedridden”.

Details:
Krystyna Wasynski was strangled to death by her son. He did not report the death for several months, afraid of being charged with murder.

Krystyna was the widow of Julian Waszynski, an Auschwitz survivor who died in 2005. She left behind three grandchildren.

Perpetrator: John Waszynski (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
Court Document: Wethersfield Man Confessed To Killing 86-Year-Old Mom
John Waszynski charged with mother’s murder after her body is found in their home
Man charged with murdering mother, living with body
Waszynski, Julian