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

Baby Boy

No Photo
Name Unknown.
Died: December 21, 2018.
Age at death: 29 days.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Neelasandra, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Unknown congenital defect.

Details:
This little boy was born one of a pair of twins. He was weak at birth and had to spend ten days in the hospital after birth, and needed continued medical attention after he came home.

His grandmother waited until the baby’s mother was feeding his twin in another room and his father had left to go buy medicine; then she strangled and smothered the baby to death.

Perpetrator: Vijayalakshmi (Grandmother), arrested.

Source:
Days after month-old infant found dead in Bengaluru, grandmom arrested for murder
Grandmother held for infant’s murder

Rebecca Ballenger

No PhotoName: Rebecca Ballenger.
Died: December 11, 2018.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Clinton, Mississippi, USA.
Disability: Stroke.

Details:
Rebecca’s husband shot her multiple times.

Perpetrator: Thomas Ballenger (Husband), charged with murder.

Source:
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Elderly Mississippi man murders wife who had stroke, police say

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

Patricia Way

Portrait photo of an older woman wearing a pink blouse and pearl drop earrings. Her gray hair is cut short.Name: Patricia Way.
Died: November 25, 2018.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Waterbury, Connecticut, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; nursing home resident.

Details:
Patricia was strangled by her boyfriend.

She liked sewing and going to the beach, and was a New York Yankees fan. She was a retired unit clerk.

Perpetrator: John Jensen (Boyfriend), charged with murder.

Source:
Man, 81, charged in nursing home death of girlfriend, 76
81-year-old man accused of strangling 76-year-old woman to death at nursing home
Police: 81-year-old man charged with strangling girlfriend, 76, in nursing home
Waterbury nursing home resident strangled to death in domestic attack, warrant shows
Waterbury nursing home homicide suspect said girlfriend ‘had to die because she was evil’
Patricia Way
Lawsuit Against Waterbury Nursing Home After 81-Year-Old Allegedly Kills Girlfriend

Irma Reese

No PhotoName: Irma Jean Reese.
Died: October 18, 2018.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bailey, Mississippi, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Irma died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a house fire set by her son, who knew that she used a wheelchair and couldn’t get out of the house on her own.

Perpetrator: Michael Reese (Son), charged with capital murder and arson.

Source:
Son charged with capital murder, arson in fatal fire
Mississippi man charged with setting fire, killing mother
Bailey man charged with arson, murder in mother’s death

You Su Kim

No PhotoName: You Su Kim.
Died: October 9, 2018.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Chemor, Perak, Malaysia.
Disability: Paralysis.

Details:
Mr. You scolded his son for getting high on meth in their house. His son, enraged, murdered him, and dismembered the body.

He was father to four children.

Perpetrator: You Poh Khoon (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
Son who allegedly chopped up dad charged with murder
Man arrested after disabled father found beheaded, dismembered
Son kills disabled father, chops body into 6 pieces in Malaysia
Man allegedly kills disabled father and dumps decapitated body into septic tank
Cops arrest man after disabled dad found dismembered in Chemor
Son arrested on suspicion of killing and chopping up dad’s body

Shuji Sanada

No PhotoName: Shuji Sanada.
Died: October 7, 2018.
Age at death: 49.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Naruto, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified physical disability; bedbound.

Details:
Mr. Sanada’s mother strangled him as he slept.

Perpetrator: Kayoko Sanada (Mother), arrested.

Source: 73-year-old woman arrested for killing disabled 49-year-old son

Shobha Kulkarni

No PhotoName: Shobha Kulkarni.
Died: October 6, 2018.
Age at death: 75.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Thane, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Blind.

Details:
Shobha’s niece demanded that she make breakfast. When Shobha wouldn’t do it, her niece stabbed her 15 times, killing her.

Perpetrator: Swapna Kulkarni (Niece), charged with murder.

Source:
Mumbai: Shocking! Thane woman allegedly stabs blind aunt ’15 times’ to death over refusing to cook breakfast; case registered
Woman arrested for killing her blind aunt in their flat
Thane Woman Stabs Blind Aunt 15 Times for Refusing to Make Breakfast
Woman held for killing her elderly aunt

Sadhana

No PhotoName: Sadhana.
Died: October 6, 2018.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Disability: Mentally ill; bedbound.

Details:
Sadhana’s parents took her to a temple, where they forced her to drink poison. Bystanders saw her resisting and then falling unconscious and called the police, and Sadhana was taken to the hospital. Unfortunately, it was too late, and the girl died two days later.

Perpetrator: S Muneeswaran (Father), arrested and sentenced to 15 days in jail for the poisoning, then charged with murder when Sadhana died; Revanthi (Mother), charged with murder.

Source: Mentally-ill girl dead, parents booked for murder