Cynthia Hrisco

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Name: Cynthia Hrisco.
Died: February 28, 2000.
Age at death: 47.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: South Barrington, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Rheumatoid arthritis, wheelchair user.

Details:
Cynthia’s husband drowned her in their bathtub because she wanted to sue his cousin for shoddy workmanship and cost overruns during the building of their home.

Cynthia had a degree in nutrition and worked from her home as a nutrition counselor. She had an adopted son.

Perpetrator: Frank Buschauer (Husband), charged with murder.

Source:
Happy marriage turned hostile, prosecutors say, as trial begins for man charged with murder in wife’s death in 2000
South Barrington couple’s squabbles dominate first day of husband’s murder trial
In 2000, South Barrington man told cops his wife drowned in the bathtub. Today, he goes on trial for murder.
Man Charged With Drowning Wife 13 Years Ago In South Barrington

Annette Bouwer

Photo of Annette Bouwer, a middle-aged woman with pale skin and short gray hair.Name: Annette Bouwer.
Died: January 5, 2000.
Age at death: 47.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: New Zealand.
Disability: Chronic kidney disease.

Details:
Annette was poisoned with sedatives and insulin by her husband, who had just taken out a life insurance policy on her.

Perpetrator: Colin Bouwer (Husband), convicted of murder, sentenced to life, paroled after sixteen years.

Source:
Colin Bouwer
Colin Bouwer remains defiant over wife’s murder
Poison murderer Colin Bouwer: ‘I’m a changed man’

James Cummings Jr.

No PhotoName: James Joseph Cummings Jr.
Died: November 16, 1999.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Red Bank, New Jersey, USA.
Disability: Autism; Stroke.

Details:
James was stabbed to death by his father, who went to the care facility where he was staying and killed him with a kitchen knife to the heart.

Perpetrator: James Cummings Sr. (Father). Sentenced to five years in prison.

Source: Father Admits Killing Autistic Son

Jillian Thomas

Photo of Jillian Thomas. She is a woman with pale skin and brown hair, wearing a white blouse and earrings.Name: Jillian Thomas.
Died: October 4, 1999.
Age at death: 45.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Canterbury, New Zealand.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Details:
Having found a new girlfriend, Jillian’s husband killed or incapacitated her before putting her body into the family car and setting it on fire.

Jillian had a Master’s degree in English and a teaching certificate; she worked for years teaching English and French.

Perpetrator: Kevin Harmer (Husband), convicted of murder, out on parole after 14 years in prison.

Source:
A killer in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Canterbury man jailed for burning his wife to death out on parole
Injustice Trust – Jillian Faye Thomas
The farmer, the dead wife, the escort and the murder trial
Wife killer Kevin Harmer released from prison

Tammy Proulx

No PhotoName: Tammy Proulx.
Died: November 28, 1997.
Age at death: 34.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Franktown, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Depression.

Details:
Tammy’s boyfriend shot her, and claimed to the judge that she had wanted to die because she had depression. In reality, he shot her and dumped her body along the side of the road.

Tammy was the mother of two girls, aged six and fourteen when she died.

Perpetrator: Dennis Mitchell Whalen (Boyfriend).

Source:
Remembering the names of the women carved in stone at Ottawa’s Women’s Monument
1997 Homicide Stats – western Quebec/eastern Ontario

Mary Carlson

No PhotoName: Mary Lynn Carlson.
Died: April 21, 1997.
Age at death: 53.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Maricopa County, Arizona, USA.
Disability: Multiple Sclerosis.

Details:
Mary Lynn’s son and daughter-in-law had promised to care for her in exchange for room and board, but instead neglected her and spent her money. When Lynn moved into an assisted-living facility, they took out a life-insurance policy on her and hired two fellow lodgers to kill her. They stabbed her to death.

Perpetrator: Doris Ann Carlson (Daughter-in-law), convicted of murder, sentenced to death; David Carlson, conspiracy to commit murder, life sentence; Scott Smith, second degree murder, 10 years; John McReaken, first degree murder, life sentence.

Source: Darling Doris was a Deadly Daughter-in-law

Jeanette Williams

No PhotoName: Jeanette Williams.
Died: March 24, 1997.
Age at death: 47.
Cause of death: Murder-for-hire.
Location: Harris County, Texas, USA.
Disability: Paraplegic.

Details:
Jeanette lived with a couple she considered friends. They took out a life insurance policy on her and hired a man to kill her. They brought Jeanette to be ambushed by the hired killer, who stabbed Jeanette to death.

Perpetrator: Bruce and Michelle Gillmore (Housemates), murder, sentenced to life; Richard Williams (Hired killer), murder, sentenced to death.

Source: Richard Head WILLIAMS

Ronald Blevins

Gravestone for Jean and Ronald Blevins.Name: Ronald Blevins.
Died: February 20, 1997.
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: California, USA.
Disability: Disabled, diabetic.

Details:
During an argument over Ronald’s care, his father shot him and his mother, Jean Blevins, to death.

Perpetrator: Reed Blevins (Father), pleaded to voluntary manslaughter, sentenced to 24 years, 4 months.

Source: “Do This In Remembrance of Me” Volume 4 Part Two

Dominic McCarthy

Photo of Dominic McCarthy. He is a large, middle-aged man wearing a sweater and sitting in a wheelchair. He has short brown hair, fair skin, and a mustache.Name: Dominic McCarthy.
Died: February 9, 1997.
Age at death: 34.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Stonely, Cambridgeshire, England, UK.
Disability: Paraplegic, from motorcycle accident.

Details:
Dominic was given a massive overdose of insulin by his wife; then when he was hospitalized in a coma, she tampered with his IV. He died without ever waking.

Perpetrator: Deborah Winzar (Wife), convicted of murder, sentenced to 15 years to life; released by 2017.

Source:
Life for nurse who killed disabled husband
Is this nurse a killer?
“No one else killed your husband, so you must have done” (2000)
REPORT: A marriage made in hell
Killer nurse will serve 15 years
Nurse convicted of murdering husband battles to clear her name
New evidence casts doubt on murder conviction of nurse locked up for killing husband
Nurse jailed for injecting husband with insulin could have murder conviction quashed, court hears

Andrea Halpin

No PhotoName: Andrea Halpin.
Died: November 21, 1996.
Age at death: 35.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Andrea liked eating out, going to the mall, and getting her hair done. She was in a job training program until her father removed her from it.

She was shot by her father in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Bernard Halpin (Father).

Source: Andrea Halpin Murdered by Father