Guadalupe Martinez

No PhotoName: Guadalupe “Lupita” Martinez.
Died: January 28, 2021.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Throat cut.
Location: Othello, Washington, USA.
Disability: Autism, intellectual disability.

Details:
Guadalupe, called “Lupita” by her family, lived with her mother and her mother’s boyfriend. Her mother’s boyfriend is accused of killing her mother after an argument and then, when Guadalupe walked in on the killing, slamming her head against the floor and cutting her throat.

Case status:
Mauricio Nava-Garibay (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of removal or concealment of a body.

Source:
‘We are all scared’: Neighbors speak after the murders of two women in Othello
Othello man admits to murdering two women: Court documents
Man Stabs and Chops Up Girlfriend And Her Daughter After Argument

Michael Montgomery

Photo of African-American man with a mustache, wearing a blue top.Name: Michael Montgomery.
Died: January 13, 2021.
Age at death: 34.
Cause of death: Stabbing.
Location: Wichita, Kansas, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
When they encountered Michael’s cousin, police say he was lying on the road in the middle of traffic and confessed to them that he had killed his cousin; when they searched his house, they found Michael’s wrapped body in a crawl space.

Michael’s caregiver says he was kind, caring, and often talked about how much he loved his family. “I know how he is, she says, “and how he would tell me, you gotta stay strong. Keep that smile on your face.”

Case status:
Jason Payne (Cousin), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Affidvait: Man confesses to killing cousin, placing body in bag, inside crawlspace
Wichita cops found slain man’s body zipped in bag in basement crawl space: affidavit
Caretaker speaks out after former patient is murdered
Police identify man killed in disturbance at E. Wichita home
Wichita stabbing victim identified, cousin arrested

William and Eric Smithson

No PhotoName:William Harvey Smithson.
Age at death: 54.
Disability: Unspecified special needs.

Name: Eric Russell Smithson.
Age at death: 78.
Disability: Chronic illness/frail elder.

Died: November 24, 2020.
Cause of death: Shooting.
Location: Clermont, Florida, USA.

Details:
Eric and his son William lived with his wife. Authorities concluded that Eric’s wife shot and killed her husband and son, then killed herself.

Case status:
Joyce Lorraine Smithson (wife/mother), died by suicide.

Source:
Florida woman accused of killing husband, son with special needs in double murder-suicide
Deputies: Woman killed her husband, son with special needs before killing herself
Elderly Woman Murdered Her Ill Husband and Special Needs Son Before Dying by Suicide: Deputies
Incident 11-24-2020 Florida Clermont 2-1

46-year-old man

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: October 28, 2020.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Racine, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: TBI and physical injuries from childhood motor vehicle accident.

Details:
This 46-year-old man lived with his mother, who cared for him. When he fell, she did not call for help; instead, she dragged him to the bathroom and waited for days without calling for help. Concerned family members had been unable to reach him or his mother, and finally asked the police to do a welfare check. He was found dead on his bathroom floor, and his mother was arrested. She said that she didn’t want to take him to the hospital even though she knew he probably had broken bones, and wanted him to “die a peaceful death”.

Perpetrator: Cheryl Christensen (Mother), charged with negligently subject an individual at risk to abuse causing death, obstructing an officer, and disorderly conduct.

Source:
Caretaker faces charges in disabled man’s death
Racine woman charged for allegedly allowing son to die on bathroom floor of home she thought had ‘mad energy’
Racine woman facing charges after leaving son to ‘die a peaceful death’ on bathroom floor

Adrian White

Photo of a woman with curly short black hair, tan skin, and light make-up. Her expression is neutral.Name: Adrian White.
Died: October 23, 2020.
Age at death: 43.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Jefferson County, Alabama, USA.
Disability: Leukemia, in remission.

Details:
Adrian was shot by her fiance in a murder-suicide.

She lived with her fiance and her father, who has dementia, and helped care for him. She was the youngest of twelve siblings; her family remembers her as “a caretaker and a jokester”. She was a University of Alabama graduate who worked as a systems analyst. Her father survived the murder-suicide unharmed and was hospitalized for observation.

Perpetrator: Her fiancé.

Source: ‘She was angelic’: Family stunned at woman’s death in Jefferson County murder-suicide
Man and woman dead in apparent murder-suicide in Jeffco subdivision

R. Devarajoo

No PhotoName: R. Devarajoo.
Died: October 10, 2020.
Age at death: 59.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kampung Baru Sungai Chua, Selangor, Malaysia.
Disability: Blind.

Details:
R. Devarajoo was murdered by his wife and his wife’s brother, who hit him on the head with a hammer and then claimed that he had been killed by a burglar. The two wanted to inherit his assets.

He owned a scrap-metal and transportation business.

Perpetrator: Aangela Dewi (Wife) and Vijaya (Wife’s brother), charged with murder.

Source:
Woman charged with murder of blind husband
Siblings charged with murder of sister’s blind husband
Woman, brother charged with murder of blind husband

Shanthi

No PhotoName: Shanthi.
Died: September 2, 2020.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Shanthi’s father poisoned her and himself. Neighbors heard Shanthi screaming and rushed her to the hospital, but it was too late and she died. Police said he was worried about providing for her.

Perpetrator: Chellaiya (Father).

Source: Pudukkottai man poisons intellectually disabled daughter, kills himself later

Abhijit Rajak

No PhotoName: Abhijit Rajak.
Died: September 1, 2020.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Abhijeet’s uncle and sister-in-law murdered him by beating him to death with a shovel. They tried to make it look like someone had robbed the family and killed Abhijeet by throwing two of the family’s bicycles into a pond; but some days later, a neighbor hooked a bicycle on their fishhook and revealed their fraud.

Perpetrator: Chandan Rajak (Uncle) and Priyanka Rajak (Sister-in-law), charged with murder, voluntarily causing hurt for robbery, and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Source:
Murder arrests from within family
Kin held for murder of 30-year-old in Kolkata’s Topsia

Leslie Hartman

Photo of a young woman with blond hair, wearing a nose ring. She has green eyes and pale skin.Name: Leslie Lynn Hartman.
Died: August 26, 2020.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Denton, Texas, USA.
Disability: Paralysis, wheelchair user.

Details:
Leslie’s boyfriend, a sheriff’s deputy, shot her, then claimed she had shot herself. Instant messages show that they were arguing about him shooting a milk bottle in the backyard. Later messages include a picture of him holding a pistol, and a message police say refers to him shooting her. He also wiped his phone before police could take it into evidence.

Leslie was a nature-lover who cared about the environment. She was an artist that made stained glass and jewelry. She was excited about getting a new puppy. Her last text talked about how gorgeous the rain was.

Perpetrator: Jay Allen Rotter (Boyfriend), charged with murder and tampering with evidence.

Source:
Tx. Cop Claimed His Girlfriend Killed Herself, But Police Say He Killed Her, Bragged About It Online
Tarrant County deputy hid texts prior to arrest in his girlfriend’s murder, police say
Texas sheriff’s deputy accused of murdering girlfriend
Deputy who said girlfriend shot herself charged with her murder
Texas deputy fatally shot girlfriend, then claimed it was suicide, cops say
Texas sheriff’s deputy accused of murdering wheelchair-bound girlfriend, claiming it was suicide

Diana Rosaly

No PhotoName: Diana Rosaly.
Died: July 9, 2020.
Age at death: 51.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Youngstown, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Diana’s mother shot her in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Suzanna Quinones Colon (Mother).

Source:
Youngstown police identify mother, daughter in reported murder-suicide
YPD releases names of those involved in murder-suicide