Umesh Balagi

Blurred photo, taken from behind, of a person in a white shirt riding a three-wheeled scooter down a dirt road.Name: Umesh Balagi.
Died: May 18, 2020 (News story published).
Age at death: Adult.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Dharwad, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Umesh’s brother gathered a group of men, ambushed him as he rode his three-wheeled scooter to go shopping, and bludgeoned him to death. The motive was a dispute over property. The killer also chased Umesh’s wife, who witnessed the attack; she escaped unhurt.

Perpetrator: Channabasappa Balagi (Brother) and several accomplices, charged with murder.

Source: Man bludgeons brother suffering with disability; murder over property caught on camera

Asma Akter

No PhotoName: Asma Akter.
Died: April 26, 2020.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Gazipur, Bangladesh.
Disability: Developmental disability.

Details:
Asma’s family chained her up, then left her alone at home. An electrical fire destroyed the home, killing Asma.

Perpetrator: Abdul Kader (Family).

Source:
Mentally challenged woman burn to death in Gazipur house fire
Bangladesh: Mentally challenged woman charred to death

Damian Scott

No PhotoName: Damian B. Scott.
Died: April 26, 2020.
Age at death: 43.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bloomingdale, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Blind, unable to walk.

Details:
Scott’s uncle strangled him to death. An autopsy found that he had survived at least one previous strangulation attempt.

Perpetrator: Dominick Taylor (Uncle), charged with first-degree murder.

Source: Bloomingdale man accused of killing disabled nephew back in Illinois
Bond Set At $2M For Bloomingdale Man Charged With First Degree Murder

Ramdas Dahikar

No PhotoName: Ramdas Ishwar Dahikar.
Died: April 21, 2020.
Age at death: 47.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Ramdas’s wife and her boyfriend poisoned him and tried to report it as a natural death, but when the police questioned her, she admitted to murder.

Perpetrator: Kanchan (Wife) and her boyfriend Ajay Shankar Chitalwar, both charged with murder.

Source: Disabled man murdered, wife & her paramour held

Sirshendu Mallick

No PhotoName: Sirshendu Mallick.
Died: April 18, 2020.
Age at death: 45.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kolkata, India.
Disability: Physical disability.

Details:
Sirshendu’s father strangled him because he would not put on a face mask when he left the house.

Perpetrator: Banshidhar Mallick (Father), charged with murder.

Source: Kolkata: Man strangulates son with disability for ‘not wearing mask’ while stepping out

Heather Waggoner

Portrait photo of a young woman with fair skin and long curly blond hair, smiling for the camera.Name: Heather Waggoner.
Died: March 11, 2020.
Age at death: 41.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Lakeland, Florida, USA.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Details:
Heather was going through divorce proceedings with her husband when he shot her dead and then killed himself.

A friend describes Heather as “a daddy’s girl with a Georgia southern accent”, a doting mother to her grown daughter, who never judged others and would drop everything to help someone in need. She was a talented photographer whose favorite subject was “the best moments of people’s lives.” She worked for Geico.

Perpetrator: Mark Waggoner (Estranged husband).

Source:
Friends mourn after police say man shot estranged wife, then himself
Lakeland murder-suicide: Friends mourn after police say man shot estranged wife, then himself
Heather Waggoner Photography
Heather Waggoner Instagram

Marvat Gerges

No PhotoName: Marvat Gerges.
Died: February 22, 2020.
Age at death: 58.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Merrick, New York, USA.
Disability: Rheumatoid arthritis.

Details:
Marvat and her husband got into an argument over sink repairs, which her husband escalated by strangling her to death.

Perpetrator: John Gerges (Husband), charged with intentional murder.

Source:
Police: Man arrested for allegedly strangling his wife to death in their Merrick home
Merrick man charged in wife’s killing pleads not guilty

Derrick Christophe

No PhotoName: Derrick Christophe.
Died: February 14, 2020.
Age at death: 40.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
Disability: Developmental disability.

Details:
Derrick’s father, who was regularly abusive, beat him to death with a broom handle. Derrick died of internal bleeding.

Perpetrator: Ellsworth Hull (Father), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
Elderly dad turns himself in after accusations he beat his disabled son to death, cleaned the scene

Stacy Hunsucker

Photo of a woman with blonde chin-length hair, smiling for the camera.Name: Stacy Hunsucker.
Died: September 23, 2018.
Age at death: 32.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Mount Holly, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Chronic heart condition; pacemaker.

Details:
Stacy had a heart condition that had required a pacemaker. Knowing this, her paramedic husband poisoned her with Visine eye drops, an overdose of which he knew would cause heart failure. She died and he tried to pass it off as natural and claim the insurance, but an autopsy proved it had been murder.

Perpetrator: Joshua Hunsucker (Husband), charged with first-degree murder.

Source: ‘Cheating’ Paramedic ‘murdered wife with eye drops to claim huge life insurance payout’
View Stacy Hunsucker’s Obituary on gastongazette.com and share memories

Isaac Torrijos

Photo of a man with fair skin and very short gray hair, propped against a wheelchair headrest, wearing reflective sunglasses.Name: Isaac Guillén Torrijos.
Died: December 5, 2019.
Age at death: 45.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Godelleta, Valencia, Spain.
Disability: Cerebellar ataxia.

Details:
Isaac’s wife beat him to death and buried his body, possibly because she did not want to care for her disabled husband and stood to gain financially from his death.

Isaac was a retired police officer and the father of two children.

Perpetrator: Beatriz F C (Wife), arrested.

Source:
Spanish police investigating financial motive for killing of disabled ex-cop on the Costa Blanca as wife remains in custody
El perfil criminalístico de la viuda negra de Godelleta