Shirley Harrison

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Name: Shirley Harrison.
Died: December 31, 2001.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Stroke.

Details:
Shirley was hospitalized after a recent stroke; her husband shot her as she lay in the hospital bed.

Perpetrator: Thomas Harrison (Husband), pleaded guilty to murder.

Source: From ‘mercy killing’ to ‘domestic violence’: Shirley Harrison, the Chicago Media and Not Dead Yet

Jillian Thomas

Photo of Jillian Thomas. She is a woman with pale skin and brown hair, wearing a white blouse and earrings.Name: Jillian Thomas.
Died: October 4, 1999.
Age at death: 45.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Canterbury, New Zealand.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Details:
Having found a new girlfriend, Jillian’s husband killed or incapacitated her before putting her body into the family car and setting it on fire.

Jillian had a Master’s degree in English and a teaching certificate; she worked for years teaching English and French.

Perpetrator: Kevin Harmer (Husband), convicted of murder, out on parole after 14 years in prison.

Source:
A killer in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Canterbury man jailed for burning his wife to death out on parole
Injustice Trust – Jillian Faye Thomas
The farmer, the dead wife, the escort and the murder trial
Wife killer Kevin Harmer released from prison

Justin and Sandra Blair

Photo of a gravestone. It reads: Blair, Sandi Kay, 1960-1996. Justin Michael, 1987-1996. Mother and son.Name: Sandra Blair.
Age at death: 36.
Disability: Injury from a car accident.

Name: Justin Blair.
Age at death: 8.
Disability: Cerebral palsy; blindness.

Died: March 11, 1996.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Concord, New Hampshire, USA.

Details:
Sandra and Justin, mother and son, were killed by Sandra’s husband, Justin’s father, who bludgeoned them with a hammer.

Perpetrator: Robert Blair (Father); convicted of murder; sentenced to two consecutive life terms.

Source: Man Convicted in Hammer Slayings of Wife, Son

Scott Dell

Photo of Scott Dell, a man with chin-length hair and light skin, smiling.Name: Scott Dell.
Died: December 28, 1995.
Age at death: 44.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Killaloe, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Cancer of the mouth/throat; in remission.

Details:
When Scott Dell was found dead, poisoned with antifreeze, his wife tried to call it a suicide. Scott was depressed, she claimed, because he was afraid of his cancer coming back. But her story fell apart. Witnesses testified that Scott had wanted to live and had hope for his future. The family cat had died from antifreeze poisoning. And Scott’s wife was the only person who could have given him the antifreeze-tainted wine that killed him.

Perpetrator: Cherrylle Dell (Wife; estranged), convicted of first-degree murder, sentenced to 25 years to life.

Source: How sex, lies and antifreeze convicted the `Angel’ of death, Cherrylle Dell

Joan Vollmer

Photo of Joan Vollmer, standing outside her house. She has short curly red hair and fair skin and is wearing a red turtleneck.Name: Joan Vollmer.
Died: January 30, 1993.
Age at death: 49.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Antwerp, Victoria, Australia.
Disability: Schizophrenia, depression/anxiety.

Details:
When Joan had an episode of psychosis, her husband decided that she was possessed. He and three others tied Joan to her bed and then to a chair, refusing her food and water and beating her to try to exorcise the demons. Joan died after four days of torture.

Perpetrator: Ralph Vollmer (Husband), suspended sentence; Leanne Reichenbach, sentenced to 4 months in prison; David Klinger, sentenced to 3 months in prison; Matthew Nuske, suspended sentence.

Source:
The people who own it don’t want to live there House abandoned after bizarre exorcism
The Exorcism of Joan Vollmer
A Terrible Exorcism
AUSTRALIAN WOMAN DIES AFTER 4-DAY EXORCISM
Exorcism Goes Wrong in Victoria

Dorothy and Janet Cunningham

No PhotoName: Janet Cunningham.
Disability: Head injury from car accident.
Age at death: 43.

Name: Dorothy Cunningham.
Disability: Osteoporosis.
Age at death: 62.

Died: September 8, 1992.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Farmingham, Utah, USA.

Details:
Dorothy and Janet were hacked to death with a hatchet.

Perpetrator: Ronald Cunningham (Janet’s father and Dorothy’s husband). Incompetent to stand trial; charges dropped.

Source: Davis to drop murder counts against man in mental facility

Alice Hummel

Blurry black-and-white photo of Alice Hummel. She has light skin and dark hair and a big smile.Name: Alice Hummel.
Died: Missing October 6, 1990; body not found.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bellingham, Washington, USA.
Disability: Lupus.

Details:
Alice was killed by her husband. Her body was never found, so we don’t know how she died, but her husband told a cellmate that he had fed her poison in a glass of apple juice to “help [her] get to a better place”.

Alice was a retired teacher.

Perpetrator: Bruce Allen Hummel (Husband), convicted of first-degree murder, sentenced to 45 years; conviction overturned because the jurors had been questioned improperly. Re-tried; convicted of first-degree murder, sentenced to 26 years; conviction overturned because premeditation could not be proved.

Source:
Murder conviction overturned for Bruce Hummel, again, in death of his wife in Bellingham
The Charley Project: Alice Kristina Wehr Hummel
45 years for man who won’t say what happened to wife’s body

Malanie and Medhini Paul

No PhotoName: Dr. Malanie Desilva Paul.
Age at death: 48.
Disability: Arthritis, depression.

Name: Medhini Paul.
Age at death: 17.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Name: Anthony Rajiva Paul.
Age at death: 12.
Disability: None.

Died: June 16, 1990.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Details:
Dr. Malanie Paul, her 17-year-old daughter Medhini, and her son Anthony Rajiva were killed by her husband, also a doctor, who sedated his family and then attached them and himself to IVs full of poison. Apparently, he had decided that there was “no alternative to death” for his disabled wife and daughter, and had killed twelve-year-old Anthony too because he feared that the boy would enter the foster care system and become “a freak”.

Perpetrator: Anthony R. Paul (Husband/Father).

Source: No Hope, Doctor Ends Family’s Lives

Lorraine Miranda

A blurry black-and-white photo of Lorraine Miranda. She is a young woman with curly light-colored hair, wearing a dark shirt.Name: Lorraine Miranda.
Died: December 5, 1988.
Age at death: 24.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Graniteville, New York, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Lorraine was strangled and stabbed to death by her fiance. He tried to make it look like a burglary, but was caught and arrested.

Perpetrator: Chris Patterson (Fiance); convicted of murder, sentenced to 15 years to life.

Source: Staten Island man, who brutally murdered fiancee 25 years ago, denied parole for sixth time

John Muir

No PhotoName: John Muir.
Died: November 6, 1985.
Age at death: 65.
Cause of death: Contract killing.
Location: Aptos, California, USA.
Disability: Partial paralysis from polio.

Details:
John was stabbed to death. His wife, who had married him only three months before, most likely paid two men to kill him. She had been the caregiver for his deceased first wife, and the two had recently separated.

John was a retired IBM executive.

Perpetrator: Richard Vance Richardson (hired killer), pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, sentenced to15 years to life. Clinton Lee Burns, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. Charlene Richardson (Stepdaughter), charged with accessory to murder, sentenced to 6 months in jail. Barbara Muir (Wife), charged with accessory to murder, sentenced to 6 months in jail.

Source: Man who killed IBM executive in Aptos in 1985 denied parole