Louis Spires

No PhotoName: Louis Spires.
Died: May 15, 2015.
Age at death: 68.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Louth, England, UK.
Disability: Alcoholic, visually impaired, mobility impaired.

Louis’s partner smothered him by putting a pillow over his face and sitting on it.

Perpetrator: Lynn Stallard (Partner, caretaker), pleaded guilty to murder, sentenced to 12 years to life.

Source: Pensioner who murdered her housebound and disabled partner by putting a pillow on his head and SITTING on it faces life in jail

Martin Duram

Photo of Martin Duram. He is a light-skinned man with dark hair and mustache, wearing a silver suit and tie.Name: Martin Duram.
Died: May 13, 2015.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Sand Lake, Michigan, USA.
Disability: TBI.

Martin was found in his bed, shot five times, with his wife, who was barely alive and had a single gunshot wound, nearby. On a table was a suicide letter written by his wife.

After taking in Martin’s African gray parrot, Bud, Martin’s family heard the parrot mimicking the sounds of an intense argument, and then of Martin asking somebody not to shoot. With the parrot’s evidence, Martin’s wife was convicted of murder.

Perpetrator: Glenna Duram (Wife), convicted of murder.

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Jody Hernandez

Photo of Jody Hernandez. She has fair skin and long wavy dark-brown hair.Name: Jody Hernandez.
Died: May 11, 2015.
Age at death: 31.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness, including Crohn’s disease; depression.

Jody was shot and killed by her husband, who said that it had been an assisted suicide and that Jody had wanted to die. His lawyer arranged a plea bargain when it was found that Jody had, on a crowdfunding web page, detailed her illness. Though she didn’t express any desire to commit suicide on the web page, it corroborated her husband’s story that she had been ill. The judge accepted the plea bargain and Jody’s husband walked free on probation.

Jody’s goal for her crowdfunding page was to get enough money to go back to school and get her master’s degree to become a nurse-practitioner.

Perpetrator: Daniel Hernandez (Husband), pleaded guilty to assisted suicide, sentenced to 5 years probation and a $1500 fine.

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Lori Decker

No PhotoName: Lori Decker.
Died: March 7, 2015.
Age at death: 45.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Quincy, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Brain injury from diabetic crisis.

Lori’s husband neglected her and did not feed her enough; she starved to death.

Perpetrator: Derek Decker (Husband), charged with neglect.

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Gertrudes Hollis

Photo of Gertrudes Hollis, an older woman with tan skin and short white hair, wearing glasses and a pearl necklace.Name: Gertrudes “Diana” Hollis.
Died: February 22, 2015.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Oceanside, California, USA.
Disability: Mobility impaired due to car accident.

Diana burned to death in an arson fire set by her husband.

Perpetrator: Andrew Hollis (Husband), convicted of first-degree murder, sentenced to life without parole.

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Liam Milne

Photo of Liam Milne and his mother Susana. Liam is a light-brown-skinned boy with curly black hair, wearing a baseball cap and pink shirt. His mother is a woman with brown hair and pale skin, wearing sunglasses and a straw hat. She has her arms around Liam.Name: Liam Milne.
Age at death: 11.
Disability: Fragile X, autism spectrum disorder.

Name: Susana Estevez Castillo.
Age at death: 39.
Disability: None. Susana was a Fragile X carrier and was 6 months pregnant with a boy.

Died: February 1, 2015.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Sydney, Australia.

Liam and his brother Ben both had Fragile X, and their mother Susana was six months pregnant with another boy. Their father, who feared that the boys would not be able to cope with their disabilities, bundled his whole family into the car and crashed it into a tree at 90 miles an hour.

Only seven-year-old Ben survived the crash, though he was severely injured. Ben is now living with his aunt, who says he is doing well.

Perpetrator: Darren John Milne (Father).

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Brenda Davidson

Photo of Brenda Davidson and her dog.Name: Brenda Davidson.
Died: January 6, 2015 (Body found).
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Alvor, Portimão, Algarve, Portugal.
Disability: Cancer.

Brenda’s boyfriend killed her and then buried her body; she was found two months later.

Brenda had two dogs, a mutt and a Labrador mix, whom she called “her babies”.

Perpetrator: Nigel Jackson (Boyfriend), charged with murder.

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Susan Winters

Photo of Susan Winters. She is a woman with pale skin and curly strawberry-blonde hair.Name: Susan Winters.
Died: January 3, 2015.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Boulder City, Nevada, USA.
Disability: Depression.

Susan’s death from poisoning with painkillers and antifreeze was initially thought to be a suicide. But her husband–a psychiatrist–was charged with poisoning her and trying to stage a suicide.

Perpetrator: Gregory Dennis (Husband), charged with murder.

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Katherine Lavoie

Lavoie, KatherineName: Katherine Lavoie.
Died: December 30, 2014.
Age at death: 49.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: New Hampshire, USA.
Disability: Bipolar disorder.

Katherine had attempted suicide, but survived and was hospitalized in critical condition. Her husband then walked into the hospital, shot her in the head, and killed himself.

Perpetrator: Mark Lavoie (Husband).

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