Akie Imai

No PhotoName: Akie Imai.
Died: February 7, 2018.
Age at death: 78.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ashikaga, Tochigi, Japan.
Disability: Stroke, causing hemiparesis and speech impediment.

Details:
Akie was strangled by her husband.

Perpetrator: Tokuji Imai (Husband), arrested.

Source:
Tochigi: Man, 85, admits to strangling bedridden wife to death
85-year-old husband says he strangled sick wife to ‘put her out of her misery’

Barbara Wilmes

Photo of Barbara Wilmes, a light-skinned, white-haired elderly woman wearing a white shirt and dark pants, smiling as she sits on a bench in front of a flower bush.Name: Barbara J. Wilmes.
Died: February 3, 2018.
Age at death: 80.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: South Bend, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Barbara was shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.

She was a mother and grandmother.

Perpetrator: Phillip Wilmes (Husband).

Source:
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Patricia Todd

No PhotoName: Patricia Gayle Todd.
Died: January 27, 2018.
Age at death: 54.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Honea Path, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Patricia was stabbed to death by her boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Kenneth Shane Yarborough (Boyfriend), charged with murder.

Source:
Upstate man stabbed girlfriend to death in wheelchair, authorities say
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Nancy Barclay

No PhotoName: Nancy Barclay.
Died: January 24, 2018.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Nancy was strangled by her husband.

Perpetrator: Harold Barclay (Husband), charged with murder, released on bail.

Source:
Man killed wife to put her ‘out of her misery’
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Sumiko Kobayashi

No PhotoName: Sumiko Kobayashi.
Died: January 6, 2018.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Sakae, Chiba, Japan.
Disability: Disabled elder.

Details:
Sumiko’s son beat her several times in the last days of her life, until she died.

Perpetrator: Ichiro Kobayashi (Son), arrested on suspicion of inflicting injury.

Source: Man arrested over death of 84-year-old mother

Malu Devi

No PhotoName: Malu Devi.
Died: December 19, 2017.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Chitalwana, Rajasthan, India.
Disability: Mental illness or developmental disability.

Details:
Because of Malu’s disability, her husband was given permission to marry again. Together, Malu and her fellow wife, 22-year-old Dariya, had three children.

Their husband, dissatisfied with his wives, locked Malu and Dariya in his car and set the car on fire. They burned to death; their children survived.

Perpetrator: Deepa Ram Prajapati (Husband), arrested.

Source:
Husband accused of murdering his two wives by burning them to death in car
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Husband burns his two wives to death in car
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Wade Denton

No PhotoName: Wade Denton.
Died: November 19, 2017 (Body found, died several months previously).
Age at death: 49.
Cause of death: Fatal neglect.
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Blind, diabetic.

Details:
Wade’s estranged wife had promised to make sure he had food and water in the trailer where he lived after she moved out. Instead, she left him alone there with his two dogs, without food or running water, and without a phone to call for help, and spent his Social Security checks. Wade’s body was found months later alongside the bodies of the dogs. His cause of death is undetermined, but homicide charges are possible.

Perpetrator: Jennifer Denton (Estranged wife), charged with neglect by caretaker, financial exploitation of a disabled person by caretaker and animal cruelty.

Source:
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Carolyn Croucher

No PhotoName: Carolyn Croucher.
Died: November 10, 2017.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Mobile, Alabama, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; “bedridden and in hospice care”.

Details:
Carolyn’s son beat her to death with her own oxygen tank because she “wouldn’t stop crying”.

Perpetrator: Joseph Wood (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
DA: Alabama man beat mother to death with oxygen tank when she ‘wouldn’t stop crying’
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Charity Depina

Photo of Charity Depina, a young woman with curly black hair and tan skin, wearing a blue fairy costume with wings showing behind her back.Name: Charity Depina.
Died: November 10, 2017.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fresno, California, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Charity DePina was a polite, high-spirited young woman who attended Bible study and other church services three times a week.

She loved listening to music, watching comedies and eating burgers and fries at Burger King and Mexican pizzas at Taco Bell. Her hair was a big deal. She was always getting it done in braids and she liked to change the color once a month. Her favorite colors were red and blue.
–Sacramento Bee

Charity was studying to become a teacher’s aide.

Charity’s boyfriend, who had a history of violently assaulting her, beat her to death with a curtain rod.

Perpetrator: Gabriel Salinas (Boyfriend), confessed to murder.

Source:
Man confesses to beating girlfriend to death with closet rod, police say
Man takes blame for girlfriend’s death in Fresno
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Masako Kumada

No PhotoName: Masako Kumada.
Died: October 16, 2017.
Age at death: 61.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Otawara City, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified chronic illness.

Details:
Ms. Kumada’s husband slit her throat with a knife because he was “worried about their future as a married couple”.

Perpetrator: Masao Kumada (Husband), arrested.

Source: Tochigi man stabs bedridden wife to death