78-year-old woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: September 15, 2021.
Age at death: 78.
Cause of death: Unspecified homicide.
Location: Seoul, South Korea.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
This 78-year-old was killed in a homicide-suicide by her husband, who left a note that said, “I am taking her with me.”

Case Status:
Her husband, deceased.

Source:
Murder-suicide attributed to Alzheimer’s fatigue

Bernice Durbin

No PhotoName: Bernice Durbin.
Died: September 11, 2021.
Age at death: 89.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Rochester, New York, USA.
Disability: Nursing home resident; frail elder.

Details:
Bernice had recently moved into a nursing home because of her health. Her partner came to visit and shot her dead, then killed himself.

Case Status:
Albert Greer (Partner), deceased.

Source:
Elderly couple who died in suspected murder-suicide at Rochester nursing home are identified
83-Year-Old Man Kills 89-Year-Old Woman and ‘Lifelong Partner’ Due to Grief Over Her Illness Before Killing Himself: Police

Maria Huerta

No PhotoName: Maria Huerta.
Died: September 4, 2021.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Elmendorf, Texas, USA.
Disability: Mobility impaired; frail elder.

Details:
Maria’s body was found in her home by police. She had bedsores, and police say she was neglected to death by her son, who allegedly took payments for caring for her, but went off to work as a trucker, leaving her without care.

Case Status:
Juan Santos Huerta (Son), charged with injury to the elderly with bodily injury by omission.

Source:
Son cashed healthcare provider checks as bedridden, wounded mother lied in filth for months, BCSO says
Man, 50, accused of neglecting bedridden mother to work as trucker, Bexar County sheriff says

Wayne Leworthy

Name: Wayne Leworthy.
Died: August 28, 2021.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Stabbing.
Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
Disability: “Severely disabled”, wheelchair user.

Details:
Wayne was stabbed by his father before his father killed himself. His mother came home only to find their bodies.

Case Status:
Neville Leworthy (Father), deceased.

Source:
Tragic detail before murder-suicide
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78-year-old woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: August 15, 2021.
Age at death: 78.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Houston, Texas, USA.
Disability: Stroke.

Details:
This woman was staying at a rehabilitation facility after having a stroke. Her husband went to visit her and shot her dead before killing himself.

Case Status:
Her husband, deceased.

Source:
Police investigating apparent murder-suicide at rehab center in south Houston
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Moy Chan

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Name: Moy Chan.
Died: August 9, 2021.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Throat laceration.
Location: Ipoh, Malaysia.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Ms. Chan’s husband called their grandson, informing him that she had passed away. When her grandson arrived, he found her dead from a stab to the throat, with a knife nearby. Investigators arrested her husband, whom they suspect of slashing her throat and killing her.

Case Status:
Lim Hon Koi (Husband), charged with murder.

Source:
72-year-old man remanded over murder of wife
Elderly man charged over alleged murder of disabled wife

Ramón Castellano de Torres

Photo of a balding middle-aged man with glasses, a collared shirt, and a serious expression.Name: Ramón Castellano de Torres.
Died: August 8, 2021.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Stabbed.
Location: Morón de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain.
Disability: Unspecified degenerative disability.

Details:
Ramón’s wife stabbed him before jumping off the roof to her death. Ramón died next day of his injuries.

Ramón was an artist and art teacher, with his paintings displayed in galleries around the world. He also contributed to cultural and pedagogic magazines, illustrated children’s stories, and published several books about the town of Morón de la Frontera, where he lived for most of his life.

Case Status:
Beatriz R. (Wife), deceased.

Source:
Ramon Castellano de Torres Art
Murder or mercy, dying woman did not want to leave disabled husband alone
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Wikipedia: Ramón Castellano de Torres
Una mujer mata a su marido, discapacitado, y se suicida arrojándose al vacío desde la azotea

Mason Weston

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Name: Mason Joe Weston.
Died: August 7, 2021.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Homicide; battered child.
Location: Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
When Mason was taken to the hospital with severe injuries, his alleged attacker initially said he had fallen, but eventually told police that he had slammed Mason’s head against the wall and kicked him. Mason died in the hospital.

Case Status:
Reggie Bethel (Household member), charged with murder.

Source:
Mason Joe Weston
Fergus Falls man charged with murdering autistic boy by slamming head into wall numerous times

Lewis Lujan

Name: Lewis Lujan.
Died: August 7, 2021.
Age at death: 63.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Disability: Cancer survivor.

Details:
Lewis, his wife Irene, and his son Matthew were allegedly shot by his son.

Before his cancer diagnosis, Lewis worked as a plumber.

Case Status:
Brandon Lujan (Son), booked on three counts of first-degree murder.

Source:
‘They did not deserve this’: Relatives mourn Phoenix family killed in weekend shooting
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Phoenix man details fatally shooting his brother and parents, report says

Rudransh and Devansh Shankar

No PhotoName: Rudransh Shankar.
Age at death: 6.
Disability: Kidney disease.

Name: Devansh Shankar.
Age at death: 4.
Disability: Unspecified health problems.

Died: August 6, 2021.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Sangareddy, Telangana, India.

Details:
On the day of their deaths, brothers Rudransh and Devansh didn’t want to take their medication, according to their mother. Angered, their mother allegedly strangled them to death before jumping into a lake. She was rescued by fishermen and arrested.

Case Status:
Jyotsna (Mother), arrested.

Source:
Upset with kids illness, mother strangles them in Telangana’s Sangareddy | Hyderabad News – Times of India
Telangana: Upset with their illness, mom kills two sons in Sangareddy | Hyderabad News – Times of India
Woman strangles two children to death, later jumps into stream in Sangareddy
Telangana: Disturbed over sons’ chronic illness, woman strangles them to death, then attempts suicide