Ronald McCabe

Photo of Ronald McCabe. He is a middle-aged man wearing glasses and a suit with a rose pinned to the lapel. He has fair skin, dark brown hair and a mustache.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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Irene Carter

Black-and-white photo of Irene Carter, a woman with fair skin and dark curly hair, wearing pearl earrings.Name: Irene Carter.
Died: January 13, 2016.
Age at death: 78.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
Disability: Schizophrenia.

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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Jessica Hagan

A blonde young woman with Down Syndrome, wearing a medal.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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Anne Schmidt

No PhotoName: 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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Emily Janzen

Emily Janzen, a young woman in a blue dress.Name: Emily Janzen.
Died: May 7, 2015.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Rosedale, British Columbia, Canada.
Disability: Migraines, depression.

Details: Emily and her family were shot by her father, who said he could not “watch his little girl hurt for one more second” before he killed Emily, then killed her mother Laurel and aunt to spare them the pain of hearing that Emily was dead, and then killed himself.

Emily was a music student who aspired to be an opera singer.

Perpetrator: Randy Janzen (Father).

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Elizabeth Siwicki

No PhotoName: Elizabeth Siwicki.
Died: December 18, 2014.
Age at death: 89.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Garden City, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Disability: Dementia.

When Betty fell out of bed and couldn’t stand back up, her son left her there for more than three weeks until she died from sepsis due to infected bedsores.

Perpetrator: Ron Siwicki (Son), pleaded guilty to criminal negligence, sentenced to 3 months in jail.

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Jagtar Gill

Photo of Jagtar Gill, a middle-aged woman with light brown skin and dark brown hair, wearing make-up, earrings, and a brightly colored green and purple top.Name: Jagtar Gill.
Died: January 29, 2014.
Age at death: 43.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Barrhaven, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Crohn’s disease.

Jagtar was an immigrant from India to Canada, and she had met her husband as part of an arranged marriage.

But Jagtar’s husband had fallen in love with another woman; so the two conspired to get rid of Jagtar.

They saw their chance when Jagtar had just returned from hernia surgery and was weak and drugged from painkillers; this made her very vulnerable. So while her husband went to run errands with their daughter to establish an alibi, his girlfriend beat and stabbed Jagtar to death.

Perpetrator: Bhupinderpal Gill (Husband), charged with first-degree murder; Gulpreet Ronald (Husband’s girlfriend), charged with first-degree murder.

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John Clark

No PhotoName: John Wyatt Clark.
Died: November 29, 2013.
Age at death: 14 months.
Cause of death: Neglect, medical neglect.
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Disability: Unknown; developmental delays.

Through his entire life, John’s parents never took him to the doctor, even though he was very small for his age and had obvious developmental delays. They also fed him an extreme diet that did not include all the nutrients he needed. When he was 14 months old, he died from malnutrition and a staph infection that overwhelmed his weakened body.

Perpetrator: Jennifer Clark (Mother) and Jeromie Clark (Father), both convicted of criminal negligence causing death and failure to provide the necessaries of life.

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Qyzra Walji

Photo of Qyzra Walji, a young woman with straight brown hair and tan skin, smiling broadly. A wheelchair head rest is visible behind her head.Name: Qyzra Walji.
Died: October 31, 2013.
Age at death: 21.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: London, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

When she was about six years old, Qyzra’s parents immigrated to Canada from Tanzania, so that she could get good education and health care.

She was a bright student whose friends remember her smile fondly; she was always smiling. She liked fashion, pop culture, and boys.

She wrote an article in Girls’ Life about her experiences. You can read it here:
The Story Of A Girl With Cerebral Palsy

When their temporary visas expired and the government of Canada planned to deport them, Qyzra’s father shot her and her mother Shyroz in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Mohamed Walji (Father).

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