Jamie Ward

No PhotoName: Jamie Ward.
Died: May 18, 2022.
Age at death: 50.
Cause of death: Throat cut.
Location: Greenfield, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Chronic pain.

Details:
Jamie’s body was found in her home, with her husband. He reportedly told police that he had killed Jamie because she asked him to kill her; but news articles make no mention of a suicide note or any indication that she had wanted to die. Police describe the incident as a “domestic violence homicide”.

Case Status:
Braeden Ward (Husband), charged with first-degree intentional homicide.

Sources:
Husband says he killed wife to end suffering, drained blood from body
Milwaukee Co. man stabbed wife to death because she wanted to die, complaint states
A Greenfield man has been charged in the stabbing death of his wife. He says she lived with chronic pain and asked him to help her die.
Greenfield Man Charged With Homicide After Wife Found Stabbed To Death
Greenfield homicide: Braeden Ward accused of fatally stabbing wife
Husband ‘stabbed wife & left body to rot – but WASHED corpse to hide smell’
Woman dead 2 weeks found in home, husband to face homicide charge
Police ID woman killed in Greenfield homicide

Kalayikkal Ranjini

No PhotoName: Kalayikkal Ranjini.
Died: May 12, 2022.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.
Disability: Paralysis.

Details:
When Ranjini’s husband told police that she had died, her neighbors urged police to investigate. When they found marks on her neck, they questioned her husband; police say he confessed to strangling her because he “could not bear her suffering”.

Case Status:
Muniswami (Husband), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Sources:
Idukki: Bedridden woman killed by husband
Man held for strangling bedridden wife in Idukki

Steven Earle

No PhotoName: Steven Earle.
Died: April 27, 2022.
Age at death: 59.
Cause of death: Stabbed.
Location: South Bend Township, Minnesota, USA.
Disability: Unspecified disability.

Details:
Steven called police, asking for help because his son had a knife and was becoming violent. When police arrived, they found that he had been stabbed multiple times, but was still conscious and able to tell them that his son had stabbed him. He was rushed to the hospital, but died during surgery. The morning before the attack, he had texted a friend, saying that his son was becoming more controlling and was taking his phones away.

Case Status:
Travis R. Earle (Son), charged with second-degree murder.

Sources:
Man charged with murder after fatally stabbing father making 911 call
Mankato Stabbing Victim Died During Surgery in Rochester

Megumi Yamada

No PhotoName: Megumi Yamada.
Died: April 13, 2022.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Suffocation.
Location: Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.

Details:
Megumi’s mother turned up at the police station and allegedly confessed to killing her, saying that she was “tired of taking care of” Megumi. Police investigated and found Megumi dead in her home; she had been strangled and smothered with plastic wrap.

Case Status:
Fumiko Yamada (Mother), charged with murder.

Sources:
Japan woman arrested for allegedly attempting to kill ‘bedridden’ daughter who later died
‘I’m tired of taking care of her’: Japanese woman, 68, surrenders after suffocating bedridden daughter

Jasbir and Kamaljit Kaur

No PhotoName: Jasbir Kaur.
Age at death: 81.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.

Name: Kamaljit Kaur.
Age at death: 55.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Died: February 7, 2022.
Cause of death: Laceration/Blood loss.
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Details:
Jasbir and Kamaljit were found dead at their home after their Jasbir’s husband, Kamaljit’s father, reportedly called a family member and told her that he had killed them, that he did not want to “see their pain”. The family member called police, who made the arrest.

Case Status:
Purushottam Singh Gandhok (Husband), arrested and charged with murder.

Sources:
A 90-year-old Purshottam Singh Gandhok justifies the killing of his wife and daughter
A 90-year-old murderer getting better in Arthur Road jail
Ex-Army Man Slits Throats Of Bedridden Wife, Daughter In Mumbai
Wanted To End My Life: Senior Who Killed Wife And Daughter | Mumbai News – Times of India
Mumbai: 89-year-old ex-Army man slits throats of ailing wife, daughter
Mumbai: Fed up of their health issues, 89-year-old man kills wife, mentally unwell daughter
‘I killed them both, was not able to do all the household chores’

Jason Wilke

No PhotoName: Jason Wilke.
Died: February 1, 2022.
Age at death: 34.
Cause of death: Sepsis; bedsores.
Location: Michigan City, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Mental disability; mobility impaired.

Details:
Jason was brought to the hospital in terrible condition, with multiple untreated and badly contaminated pressure sores. He died several days later in the hospital from sepsis; his mother was arrested.

Case Status:
Mary Lee Wilke (Mother), charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death.

Sources:
Elderly woman charged with neglect in death of disabled son
Jason M. Wilke Obituary
Mom Charged in Death of Bedridden Son
Elderly woman faces neglect charge after disabled son dies

Mandy Noe

No PhotoName: Mandy Noe.
Died: January 21, 2022.
Age at death: 38.
Cause of death: Unspecified homicide.
Location: Jolly Springs, Tennessee, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Mandy’s uncle was in jail after a domestic dispute when her aunt called the police and reported Mandy missing. Shortly after that, police say, her uncle admitted to killing her, and her aunt led them to the place where they had buried her. The county sheriff told reporters that Mandy’s uncle had decided he “couldn’t handle her anymore” because of her disability.

Case Status:
Christopher Thompson (Uncle), charged with 2nd degree murder and tampering with evidence.
Jessica Thompson (Aunt), charged with accessory after the fact to 2nd degree murder, tampering with evidence, and filing a false report.

Sources:
Tennessee Man Allegedly Confesses To Killing Intellectually Disabled Niece With Wife’s Help
Weakley County couple charged with murder after family member’s body discovered on property

Paramjeet Singh

No PhotoName: Paramjeet Singh.
Died: January 9, 2022.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Beaten.
Location: Bharat Nagar, Delhi, India.
Disability: Quadriplegic after injury in traffic accident.

Details:
Paramjeet’s family came home to find him injured and brought him to the hospital, but it was too late, and he died. They told police that Paramjeet’s father had come home drunk and beaten him with a wooden rod.

Case Status:
Ajmer Singh (Father), charged with murder.

Sources:
Paralysed man beaten to death by drunk father in Delhi
Delhi: 30-year-old paralysed man beaten to death by father

Ranjeev Kumar

No PhotoName: Ranjeev Kumar.
Died: January 6, 2022.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Stabbed.
Location: Volivoli, Rakiraki, Fiji.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Ranjeev’s brother-in-law killed Ranjeev, his sister Ragni Narayan, and her son Ravinesh Deo, before killing himself. Police say he was out on bail after being charged with rape. Ranjeev’s niece, a Year 6 student, managed to hide and survive the attack.

Case Status:
David Narayan (Brother-in-law), deceased.

Sources:
Police interview a few people about alleged Rakiraki homicide
Family devastated after alleged homicide case in Volivoli
FIJI: Murders, Suicides, Rape Charge At The House Of Horrors
Investigation into alleged homicide continues
Alleged family murder-suicide
Family in shock over alleged homicide

Lacey Fletcher

Black and white photo of a young woman with fair skin and long dark hair, smiling.Name: Lacey Fletcher.
Died: January 3, 2022.
Age at death: 36.
Cause of death: Medical neglect; pressure sores.
Location: Slaughter, Louisiana, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Lacey’s body was found sitting on a filthy couch at home. She had multiple pressure sores and infections, and was underweight. According to the coroner who ruled her death a homicide, she had suffered “at least a decade of neglect”.

Case Status:
Sheila Fletcher (Mother), under investigation; grand jury hearings scheduled to determine specific charges.
Clay Fletcher (Father), under investigation; grand jury hearings scheduled.

Sources:
Photos expose Lacey Ellen Fletcher’s AGONY, despite parents’ home stocked with cleaning products
Pictured: Parents of neglected daughter found dead and fused to family sofa
Parents to be hit with murder charges after daughter ‘melted into couch’
Grand jury to decide parents’ fate after coroner finds daughter’s body sitting on couch with feces around it
After ‘horrific’ death at home, parents of Louisiana woman may soon face murder charges
‘Worst case of neglect’: Parents face murder charges after neglect of disabled child
‘Something you make HORROR movies about’: Parents face murder charges after disabled daughter’s gruesome death
Autism Memorial: Lacey Fletcher
Woman, 36, with Locked-in Syndrome was found dead FUSED to a living room couch | Daily Mail Online
Neglected woman who died on parents’ sofa starved to death, had not seen doctor in 20 years