Mary Smith

Photo of Mary Smith, a heavyset woman with dark-brown skin and shoulder-length hair in ringlets. She is wearing lipstick and a white blouse, and squinting at the camera.Name: Mary Jane Smith.
Died: May 22, 2018.
Age at death: 88.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA.
Disability: Dementia, Parkinson’s disease.

Details:
Mary Jane’s daughter took her out of her nursing home and took her home. There, Mary was severely neglected. She didn’t get enough food to eat or adequate medical care, and she developed bedsores. Doctors repeatedly informed Mary’s daughter that she needed care. Finally, Mary was brought to the hospital, weighing only 72 pounds, and died days later.

Mary Jane owned a beauty shop, ran a day care, and worked as a nurse’s aide.

Perpetrator: Gladys Smith (Daughter).

Source:
Denver coroner rules 88-year-old woman’s death a homicide due to neglectful care
88-year-Old Woman’s Death In Denver Declared Homicide
Mary Jane Smith Obituary – Denver, CO

Antoin Hawes Jr.

No PhotoName: Antoin Hawes Jr.
Died: May 13, 2018.
Age at death: 28.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Augusta, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Autism, ADHD.

Details:
Antoin’s parents kept him locked in a room with the window boarded up, chained by his ankle. He had to sleep on old couch cushions wrapped in garbage bags and use a bucket for a toilet. There were no lights, no heating, and no air conditioning. When he got sick, they didn’t get him medical help. By the time an ambulance was finally called, he had died of pneumonia.

Perpetrator: Antoin Sylvester Hawes Sr. (Father) and Stephanie Jones Hawes (Mother), both charged with neglect of a disabled adult and felony murder.

Source:
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Parents of autistic man found dead indicted on felony murder charges
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Cynthia Brunner

No PhotoName: Cynthia Brunner.
Died: February 19, 2018.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Cary, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Diabetes, chronic illness; required caregiver.

Details:
For a month, Cynthia’s son didn’t give her her medication.

When Cynthia fell down the stairs, her son left her on the floor to die, refusing to call for help.

Perpetrator: Eric Paul Brunner (Son), charged with second-degree murder and elder abuse.

Source:
Son charged with murder and abuse of his mother is being held in protective custody
This Man Allegedly Left His Mother to Die Because He Wanted $30,000 From Her Bank Account
Son knew his injured mom would likely die while he ignored her, Wake deputies say
Man accused of letting mom die withheld medicine, sheriff’s investigator says
Cary man left mom to die after falling down stairs, warrants say
Man Allegedly Walked Over Dying Mother to Gain Inheritance

Andrea Bartlett

Photo of Andrea Bartlett, a young woman with very pale skin and red lips, her hair in a boy cut, wearing a choker and jacket with an animal print collar.Name: Andrea Bartlett.
Died: February 9, 2018.
Age at death: 38.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Grand Island, Nebraska, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, epilepsy, developmental disability.

Details:
Andrea was living with her parents when her day-care provider reported that she was malnourished and dehydrated. It was the latest of multiple reports made about Andrea. Adult protective services finally checked on her and took her to a hospital, but she she died nine days later.

She liked music, crinkling paper, and watching the fish in a fish tank.

Perpetrator: Kathy Bartlett (Mother); no charges filed.

Source:
Death of 58-pound disabled woman draws concern from state’s Office of Public Guardian
Andrea Bartlett, 38

Tial Melvin

No PhotoName: Tial La’Chella Melvin.
Died: February 3, 2018.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, physically and mentally disabled.

Details:
Tial and her sister were both neglected by their adoptive mother. Tial died from starvation and hypothermia, weighing fifty pounds despite being 5’1″ tall.

Perpetrator: Bertha Brewington Melvin (Adoptive mother), charged with first-degree murder and two counts of domestic abuse, neglect, and exploitation of disabled or elderly adults; died before trial.

Source:
Fayetteville woman charged with murdering disabled daughter
Fayetteville mom charged with starving disabled daughter to death :
Fayetteville mom charged with murder, neglect of disabled daughter
Fayetteville woman starved her mentally disabled daughter to death, police say
N. Carolina mom charged in daughter’s malnourishment death
Mom charged with starving disabled daughter to death
Fayetteville mom charged with starving daughter to death
Disabled Fayetteville woman died weighing 50 lbs, autopsy says
Mom starves mentally disabled 55-pound adult daughter to death: Police
Fayetteville woman dies after being charged with killing disabled daughter

Paola Manchisi

Photo of Paolo Manchisi. She is a teenage girl with light skin and black hair held back with two bobby pins. She is wearing a white blouse and necklace.Name: Paola Manchisi.
Died: January 6, 2018.
Age at death: 31.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Polignano a Mare, Italy.
Disability: Unspecified; possibly mental illness.

Details:
Paola died of starvation at the age of 31, weighing only 30 kilograms. She was found in a filthy, cluttered house, where she had been kept isolated by her parents since she was a teenager.

Perpetrator: Her parents, both being investigated for neglect of a disabled person resulting in death.

Source:
Parents of dead disabled woman probe
Bari, a disabled 31-year-old dies of starvation: parents accused
Bari, 31enne disabile muore di stenti. Dito puntato sui genitori
Polignano, disabile muore di stentiGenitori indagati per abbandono
Trentunenne muore di stenti nel Barese. I genitori indagati per abbandono
La terribile morte di Paola a 31 anni a Polignano e la ricerca di una motivazione che non c’è
Bari. Disabile morta di stenti, il parroco: bussavo, non hanno mai risposto
La brutta storia di Paola Manchisi
PAOLA MANCHISI/ Disabile morta di stenti a Polignano: fratello Lorenzo, “usciva normalmente” (Pomeriggio 5)
Chi l’ha Visto – Misteri – Perché nessuno è riuscito a salvare Paola, segregata e morta di stenti in casa?

Airi Kakimoto

No PhotoName: Airi Kakimoto.
Died: December 23, 2017 (Body found; died December 18, 2017).
Age at death: 33.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan.
Disability: Mental illness, either schizophrenia or “integration disorder”.

Details:
When she was sixteen or seventeen years old, Airi was diagnosed with a mental illness. Within a year, her parents were using a room in their house to serve as a jail for their daughter. It was unheated and bare, and contained only two mats, a makeshift toilet, and a tube connected to a water tank outside. Airi stayed in this room for fifteen or more years. She was denied clothing and fed only once a day. Too thin to keep herself warm, she died of hypothermia, weighing 19 kilograms (42 pounds).

Perpetrator: Yasutaka Kakimoto (Father) and Yukari Kakimoto (Mother), both arrested and charged with illegally disposing of a body.

Source:
Parents of dead woman admit confining her for 15 years
Parents arrested after daughter kept in tiny cell for 17 years dies:The Asahi Shimbun
Parents of dead Osaka woman reportedly admit confining her for 15 years
Parents knew their locked-up daughter was in dire state: police:The Asahi Shimbun
Japanese couple who confined their daughter rearrested over her freezing death
Couple hit with fresh arrest warrant over death of daughter kept in tiny room for 15 years

Johnny McFadden

No PhotoName: Johnny McFadden.
Died: December 23, 2017.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Augusta, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Unspecified severe disability.

Details:
Johnny was neglected by his mother and stepfather. When he died his body showed evidence of malnutrition and severe bedsores.

Perpetrator: Carlissa Malone (Mother) and Roger Malone (Stepfather).

Source:
Couple jailed on neglect charge in disabled man’s death

Michael Shearin

No PhotoName: Michael Anton Shearin.
Died: December 20, 2017.
Age at death: 25.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Gaston, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Muscular dystrophy.

Details:
Michael was neglected by his mother and sister. He died from a septic pressure ulcer, pneumonia, and dehydration.

Perpetrator: Candie McKay Shearin (Mother) and Tara Nerys Shearin (Sister), both charged with abuse or neglect resulting in death to a vulnerable adult.

Source:
Mom, Daughter Get $50,000 Bond in Disabled Son’s Death
Bond granted to Midlands mother, daughter charged in death of disabled family member
Mother, Daughter Charged in Death of Disabled Man
Disabled man found dead, mother and sister charged, Lexington County sheriff says
Mother, Daughter Charged in Death of Disabled Family Member
LCSD: mother, sister neglected disabled man, caused his death
Bond set at 50K for women accused of neglecting disabled family member

Irene Strandt

No PhotoName: Irene Strandt.
Died: December 17, 2017.
Age at death: 81.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Everett, Washington, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Irene, who had advanced dementia, had outlived all of her children but one–the son she lived with. When she fell and broke her hip, he left her on the floor for five days with her ankles tied with a purple sweater. When she was finally taken to the hospital, she was in bad shape, and died of an infection seventeen days later.

Perpetrator: Kenneth Strandt (Son), charged with first-degree manslaughter.

Source:
Man charged with manslaughter in binding death of mother, 81
Neglected elderly woman discovered at home in filth dies
‘Infectious Complications’ Of Elder Abuse Killed Everett Woman