Walter Clark

Photo of Walter Clark. He has brown skin; he is wearing a black hat and a red collared shirt.Name: Walter Mack Clark.
Died: February 17, 2017.
Age at death: 63.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Washington DC, USA.
Disability: Diabetes, partial amputation of foot, chronic illness.

Details:
Walter was beaten to death by his girlfriend with a baseball bat.

He was a retired cook.

Perpetrator: Thomasine Bennett (Girlfriend), charged with first-degree murder.

Source: Woman, 76, Who Beat Boyfriend, 63, to Death With Bat Was Tired of Loving Him, Police Say
Woman, 76, Beat Boyfriend, 63, to Death With Bat: Police
67-year-old woman charged with murder told police she beat man with baseball bat
67-Year-Old Woman Beat Boyfriend to Death with a Bat for 36 Hours, Police Allege

Fung Shuk-ying

No PhotoName: Fung Shuk-ying.
Died: February 15, 2017.
Age at death: 56.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Fung Shuk-ying’s husband strangled her with a belt in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Au Kin-ming (Husband).

Source:
Hong Kong couple found dead in suspected murder-suicide
Hong Kong couple found dead in suspected murder-suicide
Hong Kong couple found dead in suspected murder-suicide
Man suspected of jumping to death after strangling wife
Hong Kong couple found dead in suspected murder-suicide
The struggle for Hong Kong’s old and sick to die with dignity

Erwin Drake

No PhotoName: Erwin Emerson Drake.
Died: February 12, 2017.
Age at death: 93.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Florence, Oregon, USA.
Disability: Blindness, dementia, mobility impairment.

Details:
Erwin was shot by his ex-wife, who first claimed that he had threatened her, then claimed it had been a mercy-killing because of his dementia.

Perpetrator: Carolyn Stickley (Ex-wife), charged with murder.

Source:
Ex-wife claimed self-defense, then mercy killing after shooting 93-year-old Florence man, court records show
Florence woman charged in killing of 93-year-old ex-husband
Quail Creek woman held in Oregon murder

James Smith

No PhotoName: James Smith.
Died: February 1, 2017.
Age at death: 68.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: San Diego, California, USA.
Disability: TBI from car accident; wheelchair user.

Details:
James was shot by his wife in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Candace Smith (Wife).

Source:
Wife, Husband Die in Murder-Suicide Shooting in San Carlos
Caretaker kills disabled husband, self at San Carlos home
Lake Murray Couple Die in Murder-Suicide
Wife, Husband Killed in Murder-Suicide Shooting ID’d

Erin Leinweber

Portrait photo of Erin Leinweber, a young woman with long light-brown hair, fair skin, and brown eyes. She is wearing a blouse and is smiling with her lips shut.Name: Erin Leinweber.
Died: January 30, 2017.
Age at death: 58.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Wheaton, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis, lupus, brain aneurysm.

Details:
Erin was recently divorced from her husband, who had a history of abusing her. Her husband returned to her home and killed her by stabbing and suffocating her.

Perpetrator: Lee Leinweber (ex-husband), charged with first-degree murder.

Source: Ex-husband charged with murder in death of Wheaton woman: officials

Peter Abrahams

Photo of Peter Abrahams, an elderly African man with medium-brown skin and white hair and mustache.Name: Peter Abrahams.
Died: January 18, 2017.
Age at death: 97.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Red Hills, St. Andrew, Jamaica.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
After Peter objected to the way his aide’s husband had used his credit card, the man became angry, threw him out of his wheelchair, and bashed his head against the floor until he died.

Peter was a novelist, journalist, and political commentator who was born in South Africa, lived in the UK, and finally moved to Jamaica.

Perpetrator: Norman Tomlinson (Husband of Peter’s aide; lover?), charged with murder.

Source:
Murder accused alleges gay affair with Peter Abrahams — sources
Investigators Give Details On Murder Of Peter Abrahams
Suspect reportedly admits to killing Peter Abrahams
Murder accused alleges gay affair with Peter Abrahams — sources
Sleep on Sir Abrahams
Peter Abrahams

Marilyn Miller

Photo of Marilyn Miller, a woman with short white hair and fair skin, photographed outdoors.Name: Marilyn Miller.
Died: January 14, 2017.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Waterloo, Iowa, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness.

Details:
Marilyn’s husband took her to the park, where he shot her before killing himself. Friends said he might have done it because he didn’t want them to go to a nursing home.

Perpetrator: Neil Miller (Husband).

Source:
Murder-Suicide couple wanted to avoid nursing home
Autopsies: Iowa murder-suicide couple suffered health issues
Autopsies confirm murder-suicide in park deaths of couple

Barbara Martone

Photo of Barbara Martone. She is a woman with auburn hair and fair skin, wearig pink lipstick and nail polish, gold earrings, and a black and gray blouse.Name: Barbara Martone.
Died: January 9, 2017.
Age at death: 81.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Wayne, New Jersey, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness (Cancer); disabled elder.

Details:
Barbara’s husband shot her in a murder-suicide.

She was retired from her job fundraising for Easter Seals; she had two sons, a grandson, and a granddaughter. She liked lobster dinners, dancing, gambling at Atlantic City, and crossword puzzles. She always carried photos of her children and grandchildren, and would show them to anyone she met.

Perpetrator: Daniel Martone (Husband).

Source:
Few answers in murder/suicide of Wayne couple
Barbara Martone’s Obituary on The Record
Health problems plagued couple prior to shooting deaths
Wayne Man, 80, Kills Self, 81-Year-Old Wife In Murder-Suicide: Prosecutor

Perleen Bode

Photo of Perleen Bode. She is a young woman with fair skin and dark curly hair; she is wearing an old-fashioned navy blue dress with white trim.Name: Perleen June Bode.
Died: January 4, 2017.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bremerton, Washington, USA.
Disability: Chronic lung disease, congestive heart failure.

Details:
Perleen was an extrovert who liked cars and spending time with her friends. She was retired from a government job, and had two sons and four grandchildren.

After Perleen’s husband died, she found a new boyfriend who became her caretaker. Her boyfriend abused her for a long time until finally killing her; she died of a broken neck from manual strangulation.

Perpetrator: Richard Raul Heller (Boyfriend), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
Caretaker, boyfriend charged in woman’s death from January
Perleen June Bode, 66
Bremerton police arrest man in death of 67-year-old woman

Phyllis Mansfield

Portrait photo of Phyllis Mansfield, a middle-aged woman with short, permed blond hair, blue eyes, and fair skin. She wears a pink blouse with white collar.Name: Phyllis Baccus Mansfield.
Died: December 14, 2016.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Phyllis’s husband killed her by shooting her in the head and chest. He told police he had done it because he didn’t want to put her in a nursing home. A grand jury refused to indict him for first-degree murder, but some time later another agreed to indict for second-degree murder instead.

Perpetrator: Samuel Frank Mansfield (Husband); charged with second-degree murder

Source:
Mansfield released after grand jury fails to indict on murder charge
Phyllis Mansfield
Grand jury decides not to indict NC man in wife’s shooting death
Mansfield indicted in wife’s death