Shabhana

Photo of an Indian woman wearing a white headscarf.Name: Shabhana.
Died: June 23, 2019.
Age at death: Adult.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Narol, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Shabhana’s husband bludgeoned her to death. Her family suspects him of killing two of his previous wives as well and reports that he used to suspect her of having an affair.

Shabhana was the oldest of three sisters.

Perpetrator: Abdul Razak Shaikh (Husband), charged with murder.

Source:
Man murders disabled wife in Narol

Esther Wavinya

No PhotoName: Esther Wavinya (aka Esther Wavinya Mwathi, aka Esther Kavinya).
Died: May 15, 2019.
Age at death: 37.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kalama, Machakos County, Kenya.
Disability: Unspecified; used crutches.

Details:
Esther, who lived in her own apartment in a compound with her relatives, was raped and murdered by four of her relatives. She may have been murdered because of a dispute between her and her in-laws over some property.

Perpetrator: Eunice Wambua, Danson Wambua, David Wambua and Sam Mwangangi (Family members), charged with murder.

Source:
Police probe bizarre rape, murder of disabled woman in Machakos – Daily Nation
Two suspects in murder of disabled woman arrested
Disabled woman found murdered, crutches shoved in her genitals
Disabled woman raped, killed in Kalama
Two arrested over murder of disabled woman found with crutches in genitals
Court detains murder suspects
4 relatives facing rape,murder of disabled woman to remain in custody

Kashaiah P

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Name: Kashaiah P.
Died: March 20, 2019.
Age at death: 40.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Disability: Physical disability.

Details:
Kashaiah’s wife was having an affair. She and her boyfriend conspired to kill Kashaiah; they got him drunk and strangled him in the middle of the night, then tried to make it look like a suicide.

He worked as a watchman.

Perpetrator: P Nagalaxmi (Wife) and K Saidulu (Wife’s boyfriend), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source:
Physically handicapped killed by wife, paramour
Hyderabad: Woman, lover held for husband’s murder

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
Newark man charged in 2018 murder of bedridden, live-in girlfriend
Newark man charged in murder of bedridden girlfriend in October incident
Obituary for Kelly Denise Barber at Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service

Chun Li

No PhotoName: Chun Li.
Died: February 4, 2019.
Age at death: 35.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Yulin, Shaanxi Province, China.
Disability: Polio; intellectual disability, mobility impaired.

Details:
Chun Li lived with her father until a woman approached them, saying her 65-year-old father wanted to marry Ms. Li, because of burial customs in Shaanxi Province, where they lived.

Tradition says that a person cannot rest in peace unless they are buried with a spouse. People who die single may be buried with paper dolls; the wealthy can afford to buy the body of an unidentified person in order to bury their relatives with a posthumously-married “spouse.”

The man’s daughter decided against purchasing someone’s bones because that was a crime and decided to approach Chun Li’s father instead.  When Chun Li’s father agreed to marry her to a 65-year-old man, the agreement was that Liantang Zhu would care for her, and after he died, her daughter-in-law and grandson would care for her. When she died a natural death, she would be buried next to him as his spouse, to allow him to rest in peace. They agreed to pay a bride price, and Chun Li was forced to marry him.

Four years later, Liantang Zhu had grown worried that if he died first, she might not be buried with him because she was disabled. So he decided that Chun Li should die first: He set his house on fire, killing Ms. Li.

Perpetrator: Liantang Zhu (Husband), arrested; confessed to murder.

Source:
Man who wed disabled woman for ritual admits burning her to death
Chinese man, 69, married disabled woman, 35, for burial ritual. Then he burned her to death
Chinese Man Who Wed Disabled Woman Half His Age for Folk Burial Ritual Burns Her Alive

Heidi Winchester

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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:
Police: Lake Oswego man admits to killing wife, who had terminal cancer
Lake Oswego Police Say How They Think Heidi Winchester Was Killed
Husband confesses to killing wife in Lake Oswego
Friends say woman killed in Lake Oswego was battling cancer; husband charged with murder

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

John Likeness

Photo of John Likeness, a heavyset man with muttonchops, wearing glasses and a camo baseball cap.Name: John Matthew Likeness.
Died: December 30, 2018.
Age at death: 54.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Mobility impaired; disabled veteran.

Details:
John’s roommate killed him by shooting him with a crossbow and cutting him with a knife. His roommate claimed that he felt sorry for him and wanted to “put him out of his misery”.

John was an Army veteran who had served in the military for 10 years. He enjoyed traveling by train, accompanied by his dog Sienna.

Perpetrator: Richard Seehaver (Roommate), charged with murder.

Source:
Charge: Western Wisconsin roommate kills disabled Army vet with arrow to the chest
Charges: Wisconsin man kills roommate with crossbow, butcher knife
1 dead, 1 arrested after man dies in Menomonie

Michael Keene

Photo of a middle-aged man with a lined, stubbly face and short brown hair.Name: Michael Keene.
Died: November 30, 2018.
Age at death: 51.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; work-related injury.

Details:
Michael was stabbed by his daughter, his body stashed in a container for some days before he was found.

He was a retired construction worker who had lived in Florida, and was known for helping people put up storm shutters before hurricanes.

Perpetrator: Jessica Keene (Daughter), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Daughter charged with Windsor Locks man’s murder
Windsor Locks woman, seven-months pregnant, said fatal stabbing of father was self-defense – Hartford Courant
New details emerge in alleged Windsor Locks murder

Kyoko and Hiroki Naito

No PhotoName: Kyoko Naito.
Age at death: 69.
Disability: Diabetes, mobility impaired.

Name: Hiroki Naito.
Age at death: 36.
Disability: Mental illness/hikikomori.

Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Ono, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
Died: November 26, 2018.

Details:
Kyoko’s husband killed her and her son Hiroki by strangling them with a necktie.

Perpetrator: Hisaki Naito (Husband/Father), arrested.

Source:
Man arrested for killing bedridden wife, ‘hikikomori’ son
Gifu: Man strangles bedridden wife and shut-in son