Harold Nolan

No PhotoName: Harold Nolan.
Died: October 24, 2016.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Disability: Elderly disabled.

Details:
Convinced she was going to be jailed for fraud, Harold’s ex-wife stabbed him to death to prevent him from being sent to a nursing home.

Perpetrator: Renee Louise Nolan (Ex-wife), charged with murder, found not guilty by reason of mental impairment because she was suffering depression and “a pathological level of exhaustion”. Sent to secure hospital for 25 years.

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Patricia Kearney

Photo of Patricia Kearney, a woman with tanned skin and short dark-blonde hair. She is wearing glasses and a tank top. She is looking off to the left of the photo.Name: Patricia Kearney.
Died: July 6, 2016.
Age at death: 56.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Tonga.
Disability: An “incurable nerve disorder”.

Details:
Patricia died from multiple blunt-force injuries to her head and body, including a blow to the head that caused bleeding in the brain. Her husband said she fell down the stairs, but witnesses reported seeing Patricia’s husband beating her to death.

Perpetrator: Dean Fletcher (Husband), arrested for murder; escaped from Tonga police, arrested by US police. US refused extradition and released him in Hawaii without charges.

Source:
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Margaret Weise

Photo of Margaret Weise, a middle-aged woman with strawberry-blonde hair and pale freckled skin.Name: Margaret Weise.
Died: August 31, 2007.
Age at death: 50.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
Disability: Depression, blind, alcoholic.

Details:
Margaret’s boyfriend beat her to death, and claimed she’d fallen down the stairs.

He was suspected of Margaret’s death, as well as the deaths of two of his other lovers: Michelle Bickerstaff, who died in April 2012, and Elizabeth “Lily” McKee, who died in December 2002. In all three cases, the women died of blunt-force injuries that he claimed were from falling down while drunk, rather than from being beaten.

Perpetrator: Leslie Ross (Boyfriend), charged with murdering Michelle and Margaret; suspected of murdering Lily; acquitted in all cases, died of natural causes.

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Ian Carmichael

Photo of Ian Carmichael, a boy with fair skin and short brown hair. He is wearing a red sweater with a sports logo on it, and a necklace of steel-gray beads. He is smiling for the camera.Name: Ian Carmichael.
Died: July 31, 2004.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: London, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Epilepsy, dyslexia, developmental delay.

Details:
Convinced that he was ridding his family of an “intolerable burden”, Ian’s father took him to a hotel room, where he poisoned and then strangled him to death.

Ian competed in BMX bike racing. He left behind his older sister Gillian.

The crime was initially presented by the media as a “mercy killing”. Later on, Ian’s father blamed the antidepressants he was taking.

Perpetrator: David Carmichael (Father), charged with first-degree murder, ruled not guilty by reason of mental disorder; hospitalized for four years; absolute discharge in December 2009.

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