Dalbert Edwards

Photo of a black man with short hair, wearing a white button-up shirt.Name: Dalbert Edwards.
Died: March 15, 2021.
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Stabbing.
Location: Portmore, Saint Catherine, Jamaica.
Disability: Stroke; mobility impaired.

Details:
Dalbert was found stabbed to death on his kitchen floor. Police arrested his son.

Dalbert was known as “Uncle Lance” by the neighbors.

Case Status:
Shamar Edwards (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
Portmore man’s son charged with murder
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Teru Inaba

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Name: Teru Inaba.
Died: February 2, 2021.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Head injury.
Location: Tokyo, Japan.
Disability: Cognitive impairment; bedridden.

Details:
Ms. Inaba’s adult child allegedly punched her several times in the face, and she died from her injuries. Police said they reported being “tired of caring for her”.

Case status:
Megumi Inaba (Offspring), charged with murder.

Source:
Tokyo: Man, 52, accused in fatal assault of disabled mother
Woman arrested over death of 83-year-old disabled mother
Megumi Inaba’s gender is not consistent in news reports. –Ed.

Saburo Sato

No PhotoName: Saburo Sato.
Died: December 30, 2020.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Injuries from assault.
Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Mr. Sato’s son is accused of beating him in the head and stomach; police say he admitted to the charge, saying he had “lost patience” with his father due to his dementia. When Mr. Sato lost consciousness, his son called emergency services, but he was declared dead at the hospital.

Case status:
Seiichi Sato (Son), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source:
Man, 44, accused of fatally assaulting senile father in Yokohama
Man arrested over murder of 73-year-old father

Thomas Gruidl

No PhotoName: Thomas Gruidl.
Died: November 20, 2020.
Age at death: Elder.
Cause of death: Blunt force trauma.
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; confined to bed.

Details:
Thomas’s son is charged with beating him to death as he lay in his bed.

Case status:
Flynn Thomas Gruidl (Son), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
‘There’s blood everywhere’: 911 caller describes finding man allegedly beaten to death by son
Man charged with murder in father’s death

Charles Chandler

Portrait photo of a man in a suit, wearing glasses. His hair is graying.Name: Charles James Chandler.
Died: November 7, 2020.
Age at death: 80.
Cause of death: Diabetes complications.
Location: Toledo, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Diabetes.

Details:
While in the care of his children, Charles died from complications of diabetes because he had not been given insulin for two months. He died in hospice care, and his children were arrested and charged.

Charles was a devout Christian and a deacon at his church. He sang baritone in a quartet and loved sweets.

Case Status:
Charles Chandler Jr. (Son), charged with reckless homicide and knowingly failing to provide for a functionally impaired person.
Tina Chandler (Daughter), charged with reckless homicide and knowingly failing to provide for a functionally impaired person.
Christopher Chandler (Son), charged with knowingly failing to provide for a functionally impaired person.

Source:
Charles James Chandler – View Obituary & Service Information
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Pauline Lankford

No PhotoName: Pauline Lankford.
Died: September 15, 2020.
Age at death: 87.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Blythe, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Pauline’s family left her sitting on a chair in the living room. They did not feed her, bathe her, or give her medication. She died from dehydration, malnutrition, and multiple infected pressure sores.

Perpetrator: Clifton Brady (Son-in-law), charged with neglect of a disabled adult; Cynthia Brady (Daughter).

Source:
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Yoko Shinya

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Name: Yoko Shinya.
Died: September 4, 2020.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Saitama, Japan.
Disability: A chronic diease.

Details:
Ms. Shinya’s son strangled her as she lay in her hospital bed. Hospital staff saw him trying to kill her and intervened, but she had been badly hurt and died hours later. Her son told police he “couldn’t bear watching” and wanted to “make her comfortable”.

Perpetrator: Akira Shinya (Son), arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Source:
Man arrested over murder of ailing mother in hospital
Saitama: Man, 50, strangles ill mother in hospital

Eileen Myers

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Name: Eileen Myers.
Died: July 16, 2020.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Bacteremia, malnutrition, dehydration.
Location: Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Eileen lived with her daughters in a filthy house. They neglected her, and she died of blood poisoning, hunger, and thirst. Her body was covered in pressure sores from having been left in her bed.

Case Status:
Shannon Myers Tipton (Daughter), convicted of felony homicide and elder abuse and neglect.
Brianna Tipton (Daughter), convicted of felony homicide and elder abuse and neglect.

Source: Daughter convicted of felony homicide, elder abuse and neglect in Pittsylvania County

Billy Hopson

No PhotoName: Billy R. Hopson.
Died: June 7, 2020.
Age at death: 94.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Lewiston, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Billy’s son suffocated him because he “had no dignity left and he couldn’t watch him any longer.” Billy fought hard to survive, biting his son on the hand and making it impossible for the killer to pretend he had died in his sleep. The killer, hand bleeding and unnerved by Billy’s determination to survive, immediately confessed to his sister and was arrested.

Perpetrator: Mark L. Hopson (Son), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Hopson told sister he smothered father
Lewiston man accused of killing his father will stand trial Feb. 1

Kathy Erbeldig

No PhotoName: Kathy Erbeldig.
Died: April 30, 2020.
Age at death: 63.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Elizabethtown, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Legally blind.

Details:
Kathy’s daughter and an unrelated man stole $700 from her bank account, which they used to buy the gun with which they murdered her.

Perpetrator: Krystal A. Erbelding (Daughter) and Jacob Lugmayer, both charged with murder, robbery, and abuse of a corpse.

Source:
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