Barbara Poucher

No PhotoName: Barbara Poucher.
Died: May 23, 2014.
Age at death: 86.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Ormond Beach, Florida, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

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

Perpetrator: John Poucher (Husband).

Source:
Caregivers who kill their spouses share traits, experts say
2 dead in apparent murder-suicide in Ormond Beach
Police: Ormond man, 89, shoots, kills wife with Alzheimer’s, then himself
Double-Killing in Ormond Beach: Not Murder-Suicide, But Mercy and Heroism

Anja Dewees

No PhotoName: Anja Dewees.
Died: May 20, 2014.
Age at death: 45.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Enfield, Connecticut, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness; liver failure; alcoholism.

Details:
Anja was neglected and abused by her husband and caretaker. She died of a particularly vicious beating, weighing only 70 pounds.

Perpetrator: John Dewees Jr. (Husband), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Source: Enfield Man Gets 15 Years In Wife’s Death

Jessica Watkins

Photo of Jessica Watkins. She is a young woman with fair skin and wavy brown hair.Name: Jessica Watkins.
Died: May 4, 2014.
Age at death: 21.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Newport, Wales, UK.
Disability: Learning disability, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder.

Details:
Jessica was an extrovert who liked to party. She was a gaming fan who frequented Newport City Gaming, a club that creates videos and live shows based on video games.

Jessica was abused by her boyfriend, who finally killed her by stabbing and strangling her. He had nearly strangled her a month earlier, but the people who completed a Vulnerable Adult Review on her situation did nothing to help, and Jessica returned to her boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Kristopher Mitchell (Boyfriend), convicted of murder, sentenced to 16 years 8 months to life.

Source:
Woman murdered by her boyfriend had been strangled by him a month before – Wales Online
Kristopher Mitchell jailed for Jessica Watkins murder
Newport man, Kristopher Mitchell, admits murder of Jessica Watkins whose body was found in the bath of a house on Bryn Bevan, Brynglas
Jessica Watkins’ murder ‘could not have been prevented’ – report finds
‘This was a brutal attack on a defenceless 21-year-old’: Boyfriend jailed for fatally stabbing Jessica Watkins 27 times in his bathroom

June Lang

No PhotoName: June Lang.
Died: March 16, 2014.
Age at death: 75.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Blind.

Details:
After June insisted that the couple should move into an assisted living center, her husband shot her to death.

Perpetrator: Jack Lang (Husband); pleaded guilty to reckless homicide; sentenced to 8 years.

Source: Police: Man killed wife after 56 years of marriage because she was “nagging” him

Jean Chamberlain

Photo of Jean Chamberlain.Name: Jean Chamberlain.
Died: February 16, 2014.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ogden, Utah, USA.
Disability: Stroke.

Details:
Jean’s husband put a plastic bag over her head and fed helium into it, suffocating her.

Perpetrator: Dennis Chamberlain (Husband); pleaded guilty to attempted murder, sentenced to three years in prison.

Source: Elderly Utah man sentenced to prison in death of ailing wife

Bridget Charlebois

Photo of Bridget Charlebois, a young woman with tan skin and long, straight medium-brown hair. She is wearing a purple sequined tank top and a purple flower in her hair.Name: Bridget Charlebois.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Disability: Quadriplegic.

Died: February 2, 2014.
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Details:
Bridget’s abusive boyfriend and caregiver had already been caught once leaving her for twelve hours without food or water.

Bridget was nine months pregnant when she had a medical emergency. Instead of helping her or calling emergency services, her boyfriend let her die. By the time an ambulance was called, Bridget was dead, and it was too late to save her baby boy.

Perpetrator: Andres Bohn Reyes (Bridget’s fiance), charged with two counts of murder.

Source:
Glendale caregiver arrested for murder of disabled fiancee, unborn son
Phoenix Man Accused of Murdering His Quadriplegic Fiancée and Their Unborn Child
Memories of Bridget Charlebois
Man arrested in 2014 deaths of quadriplegic fiancée, unborn son
Mother of pregnant woman: ‘He watched my daughter die’
Police: Phoenix caregiver let pregnant, quadriplegic fiancee die
Caregiver arrested for murder in death of disabled fiancee, unborn son
Arizona man charged for ‘killing pregnant quadriplegic fiance’
Maricopa County Man Arrested For Death Of Woman, Full Term Unborn Child
County Attorney: The Cold Case of a Cold-Hearted Lover
The Latest: Prosecutor: Caregiver ‘did absolutely nothing’
Man Charged With Killing Quadriplegic And Pregnant Fiancee
Man Accused of Killing Quadriplegic Pregnant Fiancee and Her Unborn Child

Jagtar Gill

Photo of Jagtar Gill, a middle-aged woman with light brown skin and dark brown hair, wearing make-up, earrings, and a brightly colored green and purple top.Name: Jagtar Gill.
Died: January 29, 2014.
Age at death: 43.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Barrhaven, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Crohn’s disease.

Details:
Jagtar was an immigrant from India to Canada, and she had met her husband as part of an arranged marriage.

But Jagtar’s husband had fallen in love with another woman; so the two conspired to get rid of Jagtar.

They saw their chance when Jagtar had just returned from hernia surgery and was weak and drugged from painkillers; this made her very vulnerable. So while her husband went to run errands with their daughter to establish an alibi, his girlfriend beat and stabbed Jagtar to death.

Perpetrator: Bhupinderpal Gill (Husband), charged with first-degree murder; Gulpreet Ronald (Husband’s girlfriend), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Barrhaven homicide victim was vulnerable, drugged and recovering from surgery
Gill trial: Accused wife-killer hid weapon for fear he’d be blamed, lawyer says
Barrhaven homicide victim was vulnerable, drugged and recovering from surgery
Accused in Jagtar Gill murder trial told police she cut hand opening bag of potatoes
No evidence co-accused in Jagtar Gill homicide ever discussed murder plan, court hears
Accused in Jagtar Gill murder trial came to house after body found, court hears
Accused in Jagtar Gill murder trial asked friend to keep crime scene detail from police

Frances Dresser

Black and white photo of a young woman sitting on the hood of a car.Name: Frances Dresser.
Died: January 22, 2014.
Age at death: 86.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Carson City, Nevada, USA.
Disability: Paralysis (from fall).

Details:
Frances fell at home and doctors said she would be paralyzed and need to move to a nursing home. Her husband went home, bought a gun, returned to the hospital and shot her in the chest. She died three days later.

Frances Dresser was a great-grandmother who loved music and nature.

Perpetrator: William Lyle Dresser (Husband), charged with murder; charges dropped.

Source: ‘No evil in his act’: DA seeks to drop mercy killing murder charge
Murder charge dismissed against William Dresser

Lena Smith

Photo of Lena Smith. She is an African-American woman wearing big hoop earrings. She has very curly black hair.Name: Lena “Elaine” Smith.
Died: January 2, 2014.
Age at death: 45.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Schizophrenia.

Details:
When Lena’s boyfriend stabbed her to death, he claimed he had done it in self-defense because she had schizophrenia and was violent. Lena did have schizophrenia–but she had been stabbed six times in the back, and the jury didn’t buy his self-defense claim.

Perpetrator: Ulysses Jay James (Ex-boyfriend), convicted of second-degree murder, sentenced to 31 years.

Source:
Man who stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death in Norfolk gets 31 years
Police make arrest in stabbing death of Norfolk mother
Norfolk man stabbed his girlfriend in self-defense, lawyer argues as murder trial opens

Bertha Anderson and Lisa Nave

Portrait photos of Bertha Anderson and Lisa Nave. They are both light-skinned, light-haired women.Name: Bertha Maxine Anderson.
Age at death: 68.
Disability: “Breast cancer survivor, brain damage, trembling, panic attacks, hot flashes and cataracts”.
Location: Canyon Country, California, USA.

Name: Lisa Florence Nave.
Age at death: 58.
Disability: Heart disease; “Bedridden”; nursing home resident.
Location: North Hills, California, USA.

Died: December 11, 2013.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.

Details:
Bertha’s husband shot her because she was sick. Then he drove to his sister Lisa’s nursing home and shot her, too. The police called them “mercy killings”.

Perpetrator: Lance Hoger Anderson (Husband, brother), found guilty of murder, sentenced to 100 years to life.

Source: Canyon Country man found guilty of murders
Lance Anderson of Santa Clarita charged in double mercy killing of wife and sister
2nd woman shot in purported mercy killings identified
‘I hope… I can be forgiven’: Man gets 100 years for ‘mercy killings’ of wife, sister
Double-murder conviction holds for traumatic shock disorder vet who killed ailing wife, sister