Kelly Barber

Portrait photo of Kelly Barber, a woman with thick brown hair, wearing a thin silver necklace and suit jacket.Name: Kelly Denise Barber.
Died: October 26, 2018.
Age at death: 57.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Newark, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.

Details:
Kelly’s boyfriend murdered her; she died of head injuries.

Kelly was a music-lover who played and composed music for the guitar. She was an outgoing woman who could always be counted on to help anyone who asked her, whether they needed food, a place to stay, or someone to go sing karaoke with them. She also liked to spend time with her grandchildren.

When she met the man who killed her, she was a widow who had lost her first husband eleven years previously.

Perpetrator: Brady R. Workman, arrested on a homicide warrant.

Source:
Newark man formally indicted in girlfriend’s death
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Newark man charged in murder of bedridden girlfriend in October incident
Obituary for Kelly Denise Barber at Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service

Kiyoshi Suzukawa

No PhotoName: Kiyoshi Suzukawa.
Died: March 2, 2019.
Age at death: 81.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified; disabled elder.

Details:
Kiyoshi’s son strangled him to death. He said he had done it because caring for his father was stressful.

Perpetrator: Koji Suzukawa (Son), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source: 46-year-old man kills bedridden father, then tries to kill himself

Evelyn Scott

No PhotoName: Evelyn H. Scott.
Died: February 7, 2019.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Murray, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Evelyn lived with her niece and her niece’s boyfriend. Her neighbors rarely saw her, but her niece, 37-year-old Tera Todd, was often seen walking Evelyn’s little dog.

Her caregiver’s boyfriend killed Evelyn and Tera by stabbing Tera and slashing Evelyn’s throat. He also strangled the dog.

Perpetrator: Todd Scott (Niece’s boyfriend), charged with 2 counts of murder, burglary, tampering with evidence, and animal cruelty.

Source:
Court documents paint gruesome picture of Murray double murder
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Police investigating double murder in Murray, KY
Evelyn Scott
Family releases names of women in Murray double murder

Julie Kneifl

No PhotoName: Julie A. Kneifl.
Died: January 31, 2019.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Woodbury, Minnesota, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Julie’s husband slashed her throat and left her to bleed out in the bathtub.

Perpetrator: Harvey Kneifl (Husband), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
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Heidi Winchester

No Photo
Name: Heidi Anne Winchester.
Died: January 30, 2019.
Age at death: 50.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA.
Disability: Terminal cancer.

Details:
Heidi’s husband killed her with a box cutter.

During her fight with rectal cancer, Heidi formed a group called Annie’s Cancer Club, where she and other people with cancer could support each other.

Perpetrator: Michael Winchester (Husband), charged with murder.

Source:
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Keith Theriot

Photo of a middle-aged man with a gray beard, wearing a camo baseball cap.Name: Keith Theriot.
Died: January 26, 2019.
Age at death: 50.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Ascension Parish, Louisiana, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; disabled veteran.

Details:
Keith played the guitar.

Keith had kicked his son out of his trailer, so the son went to live with his girlfriend. Two weeks later, he killed his girlfriend, her father, and her younger brother; then he drove to his parents’ house and shot Keith and his wife Elizabeth. Keith survived long enough to tell police that it was his son who had shot him.

Perpetrator: Dakota Theriot (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
Louisiana murder suspect caught at grandma’s Virginia home
‘My babies died for nothing’: Louisiana shooting that killed 5 leaves family broken

Sharon McManness

No PhotoName: Sharon McManness.
Died: January 23, 2019.
Age at death: 75.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Olanthe, Kansas, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Sharon’s son moved in to care for her, but then moved back out even though she had severe dementia. She needed more care than he provided, and was eventually found dead. She was malnourished and dehydrated, weighed only 58 pounds, and most likely died from an infection caused by her severe bedsores.

Perpetrator: Raymond McManness (Son), charged with first-degree murder and mistreatment of a dependent adult.

Source:
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Kansas man charged in death of mother who weighed 58 lbs
Kansas man charged in death of ‘very emaciated’ 58-pound mom
Update: Kansas man charged in death of mother who weighed 58 lbs

Anita Arias

No PhotoName: Anita Arias.
Died: January 21, 2019.
Age at death: 87.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Melbourne, Florida, USA.
Disability: Dementia, diabetes.

Details:
Anita lived with her grandson and his wife. The house was cluttered and dirty, and they had many pet reptiles.

Anita’s grandson, nominally her caregiver, neglected her while using her pension for his own expenses. She died of dehydration and starvation with severe bedsores and a blood sugar that was as high as the test could measure.

Perpetrator: Allen Arias (Grandson), charged with aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person.

Source:
Florida man charged with grandmother’s death; deputies say her bed was filled with maggots
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Affidavit for Arrest Warrant (Allen Glenn Arias)

Elvis Dry

Photo of Elvis Dry, an older man with fair skin and a large nose, grinning at the camera with his arms folded. He is wearing glasses, a baseball cap, a sweater, and a wristwatch.Name: Elvis Dry.
Died: January 20, 2019.
Age at death: 61.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Tahlequah, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Diabetes; Amputee; wheelchair user.

Details:
Elvis was a sports fan who was a barefoot kicker for the Kansas High School football team in the 70s. He grew up to become a truck and bus driver who liked to travel. His neighbors remember him as a gentleman with a sense of humor, who “always had a comeback”.

Elvis was burned alive by his live-in caregiver. His burned body and wheelchair were found when neighbors asked police for a welfare check.

Perpetrator: Denise Lynn Grass (Live-in caregiver), charged with murder and desecration of a corpse.

Source:
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Woman accused of burning man alive charged with murder

Chet Scharnick

Photo of Chet Scharnick, an older man wearing a Cardinals baseball cap, sporting a wispy white goatee and mustache.Name: Chet Scharnick.
Died: January 18, 2019.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fresno, California, USA.
Disability: Blind in one eye.

Details:
In his youth, Chet was a baseball player; as an adult he became a professional painter who painted murals in downtown Fresno.

He was found dead, and his stepdaughter was arrested for his murder. She had previously been renting an apartment from him, but was evicted when she set the building on fire.

Perpetrator: Katreeva Woolf (Stepdaughter), charged with murder, burglary, attempted arson, and possession of a stolen car.

Source:
84-year-old man murdered at Fresno home was well-known painter with big heart