Elaine Latshaw

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Name: Elaine Latshaw.
Died: August 15, 2015.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Elderly; mobility impaired.

Details:
Elaine was neglected by her son and daughter-in-law. She died of a combination of starvation, systemic infection from untreated bedsores, and pneumonia.

Perpetrator: John F. Latshaw Jr. (Son), pled no contest to involuntary manslaughter, sentenced to 3-24 months in prison; and Dorothy Robinson (Daughter-in-law), pled no contest to involuntary manslaughter, sentenced to 3-24 months in prison.

Source:
Couple charged in woman’s death by neglect
Elder Abuse or Respecting Last Wishes?
Police Charge Couple in 2015 Death in Schuylkill County
2 from Mahanoy City to face homicide charges
2 sentenced for role in woman’s death

Albert Vereen

An African-American man in a white T-shirt.Name: Albert Lee Vereen.
Died: August 7, 2015.
Age at death: 63.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Longs, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Albert’s son and daughter neglected his care. He died of sepsis from a large, untreated bedsore.

Albert had seven grandchildren.

Perpetrator: Ronya Green (Daughter) and Albert Vereen Jr. (Son), both charged with abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult resulting in death.

Source:
2 arrested for neglect after father dies from untreated bedsore

Anne Schmidt

No PhotoName: Anne Schmidt.
Died: July 5, 2015.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Murder-Suicide.
Location: Vineland, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Police had been called to Anne Schmidt’s home because of a domestic disturbance. When they got there, they found that her son had poured gasoline all over the living room; and when an officer approached, Anne’s son ignited the gasoline. Anne was in a wheelchair and unable to escape the flames; she and her son both died. The police officer who had tried to help her was badly burned, but is expected to recover.

Perpetrator: Karl Schmidt (Son).

Source:
Vineland explosion ruled murder-suicide
Officers hailed for ‘heroic efforts’ in Vineland explosion
NRPS officers heroic acts recognized by SIU
Obituary of Anne and Karl Schmidt
Long road ahead for burned police officer

Debra Mae Shelton

Name: Debra Mae Shelton.
Died: June 14, 2015.
Age at death: 61.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Carleton, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Diabetes, chronic illness.

Details:
Debra Mae had been badly neglected when she was brought in to the hospital. She died from complications of high blood sugar and an untreated abscess that had caused infection to spread throughout her body.

Perpetrator: Robert G. Shelton (Husband), pleaded no contest to second-degree vulnerable adult abuse.

Source:
Carleton man pleads in wife’s death
Debra Shelton’s Obituary
Debra Shelton
Woman who weighed 550lbs had live MAGGOTS living on her skin
‘He did all he could’: Friend defends Carleton man in jail

Harold Ambrosius

Photo of Harold Ambrosius, a white man with graying hair and mustache. He is wearing a suit and tinted glasses.Name: Harold N. Ambrosius.
Died: June 12, 2015.
Age at death: 89.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hobart, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Heart disease.

Details:
Harold’s friend used to come by and help him with chores–until one day she set his house on fire. He died of smoke inhalation combined with his underlying heart disease.

Harold was a retired truck driver and tavern owner.

Perpetrator: Roni Coonen Anderson (Friend, caregiver), charged with murder.

Source:
$100,000 bond for Hobart murder, arson suspect
Harold Ambrosius Obituary, De Pere, WI

Hiroko Ono

No PhotoName: Hiroko Ono.
Died: June 5, 2015.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Sacramento, California, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Hiroko was stabbed to death by her husband.

Perpetrator: Masaharu Ono (Husband), charged with murder; released from jail into hospice care due to his bad health.

Source:
Documents: 92-year-old accused of killing wife near death in hospice care
Calif. man, 89, charged with murdering his wife: cops
Nonagenarian Accused of Killing Wife Said to Be Near Death

David Matwiju

Photo of David Matwiju.Name: David Lee Matwiju Sr.
Died: June 3, 2015.
Age at death: 64.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Springfield Township, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Stroke, kidney disease, alcoholism.

Details:
David’s wife starved him to death.

Mr. Matwiju was a US military veteran whose alcoholism began after his return from Vietnam.

Perpetrator: Dorothy Matwiju (Wife), charged with failing to provide for a functionally impaired person.

Source: Springfield Township Police: Wife charged after husband found starved to death
Springfield Township woman’s lack of care contributed to husband’s death, police say

Dorothy Berry

No PhotoName: Dorothy Berry.
Died: May 24, 2015.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Merritt Island, Florida, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Dorothy’s son and daughter neglected her, keeping her on a wooden bench in the living room and not feeding or cleaning her. She died from malnutrition and infected bedsores.

Perpetrator: George Mack Berry Jr. (Son) and Susan Dawn Berry (Daughter); both charged with aggravated manslaughter and neglect of a disabled adult.

Source: Merritt Island siblings fight charges in mom’s death

Louis Spires

No PhotoName: Louis Spires.
Died: May 15, 2015.
Age at death: 68.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Louth, England, UK.
Disability: Alcoholic, visually impaired, mobility impaired.

Details:
Louis’s partner smothered him by putting a pillow over his face and sitting on it.

Perpetrator: Lynn Stallard (Partner, caretaker), pleaded guilty to murder, sentenced to 12 years to life.

Source: Pensioner who murdered her housebound and disabled partner by putting a pillow on his head and SITTING on it faces life in jail