Avis Addison

Photo of Addison Avis, an elder woman with short, curly white hair and fair skin. She is wearing a pale peach blouse and tinted glasses, and is smiling for the camera.Name: Avis “Mary” Addison.
Died: February 22, 2017.
Age at death: 88.
Cause of death: Asphyxia.
Location: St. Merryn, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

Avis, called Mary, was allegedly beaten and strangled by her husband, who, as her dementia worsened, refused help in caring for her and instead neglected and abused her.

Mary was a churchgoer who attended her village’s coffee mornings.

Case status:
Douglas Addison (Husband), charged with murder, ruled insane; hospitalized indefinitely.

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