Margaret Benjo

No PhotoName: Margaret Mary “Peggy” Benjo.
Died: June 5, 2008.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Deltona, Florida, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness, dementia; disabled elder.

Details:
Peggy was shot to death by her husband.

Perpetrator: Robert Benjo (Husband), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to two years house arrest and 13 years probation.

Source:
Elderly Deltona man charged in wife’s murder, saying she no longer had will to live
Deltona man, 82, pleads guilty to killing wife
Mercy or Murder? Man Kills Dying Wife
Sheriff: Elderly husband charged in Deltona wife’s murder earlier today — accused says wife no longer had will to live with illness
Deltona man, 82, gets suspended sentence for killing his ailing wife

Sonya Todd

Photo of Sonya Todd, a young woman with shoulder length light-brown hair, wearing a black sleeveless dress. She has pale skin and blue eyes.Name: Sonya Todd.
Died: March 23, 2008.
Age at death: 21.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Methil, Fife, Scotland, UK.
Disability: Diabetes, asthma.

Details:
Sonya’s boyfriend beat her during a diabetic episode; the injuries he inflicted on her, in addition to the diabetic crisis, were enough to kill.

She was an academically talented young woman who liked doing volunteer work. She left behind a six-year-old daughter.

Perpetrator: David Craige (Partner), pleaded guilty to culpable homicide, sentenced to 6 years. Released; now dating another woman with a disability.

Source:
Killer who beat mum to death with dog chain free and has ‘vulnerable’ girlfriend
Horror find at Methil flat
Man jailed for dog chain killing
Jealous Fife man jailed for killing girlfriend
Grieving dad’s anger as daughter’s killer gets six years

Sharon Birchwood

Photo of Sharon Birchwood, a woman with fairskin and straight, shoulder-length gray hair.Name: Sharon Birchwood.
Died: December 7, 2007.
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ashtead, England, UK.
Disability: Myalgic encephalomyelitis.

Details:
Sharon was tied up and strangled by a hit man hired by her husband. He had planned to claim her life insurance, sell her house, and flee the country.

Perpetrator: Graham Birchwood (ex-husband), convicted of murder, sentenced to 29 years; Paul Cryne (Hitman), convicted of murder, sentenced to 28-and-a-half years.

Source:
Documentary unravels Sharon Birchwood murder plot
Hunt on for killer of woman
Murder accused ‘calm and relaxed’ at death scene
Sharon Birchwood’s chilling message from the grave predicting her own murder
Sharon Birchwood’s brutal murder led police to Thailand in shocking kill plot

Mara Tani

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Name: Mara Tani.
Died: December 1, 2007.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Prato, Italy.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Mara’s husband shot her in the head.

Perpetrator: Vitangelo Bini (Husband), convicted of aggravated murder, sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison, but will not serve any jail time because of his age.

Source:
Woman with Alzheimer’s shot dead in hospital by husband, 77
Pensioner commits suicide

Criste Reimer

Photo of Criste Reimer, a middle-aged woman wearing glasses.Name: Criste Reimer .
Died: August 14, 2007.
Age at death: 47.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Hydrocephalus, neurofibromatosis.

Details:
Criste’s husband threw her from a fourth-floor balcony to her death.

Perpetrator: Stanley Reimer (Husband), pled guilty to second-degree murder, sentenced to 25 years to life.

Source: Sisters of woman thrown from balcony wanted to keep her away from husband

Janene Devine

Photo of Janene Devine, a middle-aged white woman with short brown hair.Name: Janene Devine.
Died: April 16, 2007.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Details:
Janene’s husband, a registered nurse, did not want anyone else to help his wife. He refused placement at a care home for her, and even rejected an offer of free installation of a wheelchair ramp so that she could get out of the house, preferring to carry her instead. Then he neglected her so badly that she died from infected bedsores and starvation.

Perpetrator: Andrew Devine (Husband), pled guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 6 months to 1 year.

Source:
Dead Mother ‘Looked Like A Skeleton’
Andrew Devine jailed over death of wife Janene, who suffered multiple sclerosis and weighed 30kg at her death
“Filthy and infested with vermin”
Man refused help for wife with MS

Lorna McCadden

Blurry black and white photo of Lorna McCaddon, a light-skinned woman with a beehive hairdo, wearing jeans and a flannel shirt, photographed outside in a garden.Name: Lorna McCadden.
Died: August 29, 2006.
Age at death: 80.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Lorna’s husband went to the hospital where she was staying and shot her and then himself in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: John McCadden (Husband).

Source:
History of euthanasia in Canada
Murder/Suicide Update
Elderly Murder-Suicides Indicate Desperation, not Compassion
Elderly couple shot to death at B.C. hospital
Such an ugly unnecessary way to die: Two old, failing lovers might choose to end it all rather than to live apart
Slaying of wife seen as act of compassion

Robert McClancy

Photo of a gravestone. It reads: Robert J McClancy. Corporal, US Marine Corps. Vietnam. Oct. 20, 1949. May 15, 2006. "Irish" is Guarding Heaven."Name: Robert McClancy.
Died: May 15, 2006.
Age at death: 56.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Monroe, Tennessee, USA.
Disability: PTSD.

Details:
Robert’s wife and her lover poisoned him with the medication he’d been prescribed for PTSD and staged it as a suicide. Then they married and collected his veteran’s pension.

Robert was a Vietnam war veteran who still met regularly with his military friends.

Perpetrator: Martha Kaczmarczyk (Wife), convicted of murder, sentenced to 50 years; Chuck Kaczmarczyk, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder, sentenced to 25 years.

Source: Fake 9/11 First Responder Killed Her Husband for His Real VA Check

Charles Kaczmarczyk, 59, pleads guilty to 2006 murder

Sophie Jaworski

No PhotoName: Sophie Jaworski.
Died: May 8, 2004.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease, colon cancer.

Details:
Sophie’s husband had been barred from visiting her in the hospital, but he came to the hospital and stabbed her in the chest, killing her.

Perpetrator: Tony Jaworski (Husband), charges reduced to manslaughter, sentenced to three years probation.

Source:
History of euthanasia in Canada
Senior sentenced for wife’s death, lawyer calls it ‘mercy killing’
Husband, 86, charged with killing wife, 83
Senior gets probation for stabbing sick wife
86-year-old man charged in wife killing
Senior gets probation for stabbing sick wife

Ida Heginbotham

No PhotoName: Ida Heginbotham.
Died: April 1, 2004.
Age at death: 87.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Preesall, Lancashire, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia, arthritis, hip replacements.

Details:
Ida’s husband cut her throat because he didn’t want her to be transferred to a dementia ward.

She was “a keen horsewoman” and the mother of six children.

Perpetrator: Bernard Heginbotham (Husband), pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility; given a 12-month community rehabilitation order and released.

Source:
Wheelchair-bound pensioner, 96, becomes one of UK’s oldest murder suspects
100-year-old cut his ailing wife’s throat in ‘act Husband, 100, spared jail for ‘act of love’ killing
Freedom for 100-year-old who killed his wife
BRITAIN’S OLDEST KILLER DIES AGE 102