Maria Huerta

No PhotoName: Maria Huerta.
Died: September 4, 2021.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Elmendorf, Texas, USA.
Disability: Mobility impaired; frail elder.

Details:
Maria’s body was found in her home by police. She had bedsores, and police say she was neglected to death by her son, who allegedly took payments for caring for her, but went off to work as a trucker, leaving her without care.

Case Status:
Juan Santos Huerta (Son), charged with injury to the elderly with bodily injury by omission.

Source:
Son cashed healthcare provider checks as bedridden, wounded mother lied in filth for months, BCSO says
Man, 50, accused of neglecting bedridden mother to work as trucker, Bexar County sheriff says

Lewis Lujan

Photo of a middle-aged man with tanned skin and short gray hair and beard. He is wearing a red shirt. Name: Lewis Lujan.
Died: August 7, 2021.
Age at death: 63.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Disability: Cancer survivor.

Details:
Lewis, his wife Irene, and his son Matthew were allegedly shot by his son.

Before his cancer diagnosis, Lewis worked as a plumber.

Case Status:
Brandon Lujan (Son), booked on three counts of first-degree murder.

Source:
‘They did not deserve this’: Relatives mourn Phoenix family killed in weekend shooting
Phoenix man says fight with brother led to deadly shooting of his family
Phoenix man details fatally shooting his brother and parents, report says

Joyce Jeffries

No PhotoName: Joyce Ann Jeffries.
Died: July 24, 2021.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Spiegner, Alabama, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Joyce’s son fatally shot her and her daughter-in-law Susan. He told his daughter that he was killing his mother because she had been recently diagnosed with dementia, then shot himself and died soon afterwards in the hospital. His daughter and her children survived unhurt.

Case Status:
William Jeffries (Son), deceased.

Source:
Alabama man accused of killing wife, mother before shooting self
Alabama Man Shoots Wife, Mother, Then Himself, Leaves Daughter and Her Children Unharmed
Alleged gunman dies following Deatsville murder-suicide

Unknown Man

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: July 15, 2021.
Age at death: 60s.
Cause of death: Beating.
Location: Draubuta Village, Navosa, Fiji.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.

Details:
This man’s son allegedly got drunk and beat him to death.

Case Status:
Korotolu Tasere (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
Police hunt for man alleged to have assaulted bedridden dad to his death
Draubuta Villager Dead: Police Search For Suspect

Rahim Sahikh

No PhotoName: Rahim Gulab Sahikh.
Died: June 8, 2021.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Strangled; throat cut.
Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Unspecified chronic illness.

Details:
Rahim was found in his home, having been killed two days earlier by strangulation and having his throat cut. Police, who arrested his son, say Rahim’s son said he had done it to “rid him of his suffering”. Rahim’s son had a history of violence; his wife had left him after he attacked her with a knife.

Case Status:
Nayeem Rahim Shaikh (Son), accused of murder.

Source:
Pune: Man Kills Bedridden Father After COVID-19 Test, Keeps Body At Home For Two Days

John Miklaucic

No Photo
Name: John Miklaucic.
Died: March 16, 2021.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: New Sewickley, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Frail elder; dementia.

Details:
John was allegedly strangled by his son. According to a police officer who arrested John’s son, he killed John because John had fallen victim to a scam and he wanted to “save [John] from humiliation”.

Case Status:
Michael Miklaucic (Son), charged with homicide, strangulation and possessing an instrument of crime.

Source:
Man held for trial in strangulation killing of his father in New Sewickley
Police: Plymouth man admitted to killing father who fell victim to financial scam

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
Disabled man killed in Portmore, son in custody

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, fraud, and defrauding the elderly.

Source:
Man accused of killing father stole $134K from parents’ bank account, warrants allege
‘There’s blood everywhere’: 911 caller describes finding man allegedly beaten to death by son
Man charged with murder in father’s death