Name: Douglas Fischer.
Died: March 29, 2018.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Bluevale, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Mobility impaired (Used wheelchair or walker).
Doug’s daughter was dating a man who planned to move in with them and help care for Doug and his wife. But when the relationship broke up, his daughter’s ex became angry and violent. He entered their house, shot Doug and his wife Marian, and held Doug’s daughter Gail hostage. Gail was able to call 911, but by the time police arrived, Douglas and Marian had died from their wounds.
Douglas and Marian had been married in 2011, creating a blended family that included five children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were both retired.
Perpetrator: Kevin Carter (Daughter’s ex-boyfriend), pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of kidnapping.
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Name: Levi Illingayuk.
Died: February 3, 2018.
Age at death: 66.
Cause of death: Homicide.
Location: Clyde River, Nunavut, Canada.
Levi’s son smashed in his father’s ribs during a drunken fight. Levi was taken to the hospital but died soon afterward because he could not get enough oxygen.
Levi was Inuit and testified for the Qikiqtani Truth Commission about an incident that happened when he was a child. When he was about 12, some of his family died when their camp fell through the ice into the water. While he and others evacuated from the camp were gone, authorities shot their dogs and bulldozed the camp before the survivors had time to go back and collect their belongings.
Perpetrator: Christopher Jaypoody (Son), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 4 years in prison minus credit for time served; will serve 698 days in jail.
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Name: Ryanna Grywacheski.
Died: September 16, 2017.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada.
Disability: Injuries from car accident; depression.
Ryanna was killed by her 37-year-old boyfriend, who then committed suicide.
She loved animals and cooking, and wanted a career as a welder.
Perpetrator: Jeff Kilfoy (Boyfriend).
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Name: Jocelyne Lizotte.
Died: February 20, 2017.
Age at death: 60.
Cause of death: Homicide.
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease, mobility impairment (Wheelchair user).
Jocelyne’s husband had applied for her to have euthanasia. However, because she had dementia and was not competent to make that decision, they were denied. Undeterred, Jocelyne’s husband killed Jocelyne–who was claustrophobic–by smothering her with a pillow.
Perpetrator: Michael Cadotte (Husband), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to two years less a day in prison, three years of probation and 240 hours of community service.
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Name: Lydia Whitford.
Died: July 14, 2016.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Homicide, unknown type; or natural death after abuse.
Location: Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada.
Disability: Autism, epilepsy.
Lydia’s death was originally ruled natural, but her mother and sister saw bruises on her body and pushed for an investigation. More than a year later later, Lydia’s foster mother was charged with manslaughter. Exactly how Lydia died has not been released.
Her sister told reporters that “I want people to remember her as the kind and loving person she was.”
Perpetrator: Lisa Marie Campbell (Foster mother), charged with manslaughter, charges stayed.
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Name: Ronald McCabe.
Died: March 7, 2016.
Age at death: 56.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Paralysis resulting from severe head injury.
Ronald was shot by his son, who came to his care home and killed him there.
Before his disability he had worked as a manager at Home Hardware.
Perpetrator: Adam McCabe (Son), charged with second-degree murder; pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to two years in an alcohol rehab center.
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Name: Irene Carter.
Died: January 13, 2016.
Age at death: 78.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
Irene loved gardening and kept an immaculate yard.
When Irene had a psychotic episode, her daughter took over power of attorney and gradually took away her freedom, selling her cars and taking her bank cards. When her daughter remortgaged her house and Irene protested, her daughter stabbed her, slammed her head against the floor, and threw her down the stairs, killing her.
Perpetrator: Lisa Freihaut (Adoptive daughter), pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, sentenced to 11 years to life.
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Name: Jessica Hagan.
Died: September 8, 2015.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Cranston, Alberta, Canada.
Disability: Down syndrome.
Jessica’s mother poisoned her with a fatal drug overdose.
Jessica loved the Alberta Ballet and collected Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! cards. Her brother, a bodybuilder, names her as his biggest supporter.
Perpetrator: Christine Hagan (Mother). Never charged; died months later of natural causes.
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Name: Anne Schmidt.
Died: July 5, 2015.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Murder-Suicide.
Location: Vineland, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.
Police had been called to Anne Schmidt’s home because of a domestic disturbance. When they got there, they found that her son had poured gasoline all over the living room; and when an officer approached, Anne’s son ignited the gasoline. Anne was in a wheelchair and unable to escape the flames; she and her son both died. The police officer who had tried to help her was badly burned, but is expected to recover.
Perpetrator: Karl Schmidt (Son).
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