Connie Smith

No PhotoName: Connie Smith.
Died: August 13, 2023.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Frail elder.

Connie was fatally shot in her own home. Police say her son, who lived with her, confessed to killing her.

Case Status:
Shane Smith (Son), charged with first-degree murder.

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Parambuliyil Thankamani

Photo of an older Indian woman with long black hair and light brown skin; she has a red bindi on her forehead and is wearing white and orange clothing.Name: Parambuliyil Thankamani.
Died: August 7, 2023.
Age at death: 80.
Cause of death: Blunt head and neck injury.
Location: Maniyarankudy, Kerala, India.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.

Parambuliyil was brought to the hospital with injuries to her head and neck, and lived for a week before dying from her wounds. Police say her son, angry that she wouldn’t eat the food he was trying to feed her, slammed her head against her cot and hit her with the glass he was holding, and that he later confessed to doing so after being questioned.

Case Status:
Sanjeev (Son), charged with murder.

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Janice Houston

No PhotoName: Janice Lynn Houston.
Died: April 21, 2023.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Beaten.
Location: Bullhead City, Arizona, USA.
Disability: Unspecified.

Janice was allegedly beaten to death by her son. According to her family, he had choked her the day before, then returned, broke in through a glass door, and beat her to death.

Case Status:
Joseph Houston (Son), arrested on suspicion of murder.

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E. Balavva

No PhotoName: E. Balavva.
Died: April 13, 2023.
Age at death: 80.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.

Ms. Balavva was allegedly strangled by her son. Police say he buried her body behind a rice mill and, when questioned, confessed to the killing, saying that she had become a burden to him.

Case Status:
Chinna Balayya (Son), arrested; accused of murder.

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Carol Clark

Photo of a woman standing outside, in front of some tall grass. She is smiling for the camera. She has short, straight dark-brown hair and pale-brown skin; she is wearing a bulky gray sweater and carrying a bright red purse.Name: Carol Clark.
Died: April 9, 2023.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Falls Township, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Stroke, diabetes, mobility impaired (Wheelchair user).

Carol’s body was found in a shed; she was in her wheelchair and had been shot to death. Police suspect her son of drugging her with Fentanyl before fatally shooting her.

Case Status:
Sean Rivera (Son), charged with homicide, kidnapping, aggravated assault, and drug possession with intent to deliver.

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Trish Lambourne

Photo of an older woman with short white hair, pale skin, and a round face. She is wearing black plastic-rimmed glasses and a white sweater over a black shirt.Name: Trish Lambourne.
Died: February 13, 2023.
Age at death: 61.
Cause of death: Stabbed.
Location: Edwardstown, South Australia, Australia.
Disability: Unspecified disability; “bad back”, “issue with the sun”.

Trish’s daughter killed her and herself; then she set the house on fire. She said online that she had been her mother’s caregiver for 22 years.

Case Status:
Sally Davis (Daughter), deceased.

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Cesina Damiani

No PhotoName: Cesina Bambina Damiani.
Died: February 12, 2023.
Age at death: 88.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Casoli, Chieti, Italy.
Disability: Visually impaired; required caregiver.

Cesina’s son allegedly strangled her, leaving a note apologizing for the crime. Police found him injured after a suicide attempt.

Case Status:
Francesco Rotunno (Son), hospitalized and suspected of murder.

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Rajender Kumar

No PhotoName: Rajender Kumar.
Died: February 3, 2023.
Age at death: 45.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Anand Parbat, New Delhi, Delhi, India.
Disability: Paraplegic.

Rajender’s son allegedly strangled him because he wet the bed. Police say that Rajender’s son had grown tired of caring for him.

Case Status:
Sumit Kumar (Son), charged with murder.

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Vincent Roebuck

No PhotoName: Vincent Roebuck.
Died: November 16, 2022.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Stabbing.
Location: Mt. Washington, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Wheelchair user.

Vincent’s son allegedly broke into his house and stabbed him to death. Vincent’s other son was also stabbed, but survived.

Case Status:
Javon Taylor (Son), charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and burglary.

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Bernadette, Lisa, and Matthew Steadman

No PhotoName: Bernadette A. Steadman.
Age at death: 92.
Disability: Chronic illness; wheelchair user.

Name: Lisa B. Steadman.
Age at death: 60.
Disability: Chronic illness.

Name: Matthew Steadman.
Age at death: 34.
Disability: Autism.

Died: October 15, 2022.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Elyria, Ohio, USA.

After a man called 911, saying he had killed his family and was going to kill himself, police responded to his address and found the whole family shot dead. Matthew, the youngest at 34, was autistic; his mother Lisa, 60, and grandmother Bernadette, had chronic illness. They had all been killed by their caregiver, who died by suicide before police arrived.

The family lived in a quiet mobile home park, well-liked by their neighbors, one of whom says she used to call Bernadette “Grandma”. The family had recently added a ramp to their home so that Bernadette and Lisa could maneuver in and out of the home more easily.

Case Status:
James Steadman (Son/Husband/Father), deceased.

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