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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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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Alexandru Radita

Photo of Alexandru Radita.Name: Alexandru Radita.
Died: May 7, 2013.
Age at death: 15.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Disability: Juvenile diabetes.

Alexandru was neglected and confined to his room, and treatment for his diabetes was withheld. He died of a bacterial infection he could not fight because he was so badly malnourished.

Perpetrator: Emil and Rodica Radita (Parents), both convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years to life.

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Isabella Wiens

Photo of Isabella Wiens.Name: Isabella Wiens.
Died: March 16, 2013.
Age at death: 21 months.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
Disability: Developmentally delayed. Removed from her mother absent any evidence of abuse, because her mother is learning disabled.

Isabella died while in foster care. The autopsy showed evidence of abuse, including a swollen brain and healing fractures, but her cause of death is listed as undetermined.

Perpetrator: Child and Family Services, B.C. possibly Isabella’s foster parents.

Source: B.C. mother sues province after infant daughter dies in foster care; ; Coroner’s Report

Lynda Riopel

No PhotoName: Lynda Riopel.
Died: January 24, 2013.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Maniwaki, Quebec, Canada.
Disability: Muscular dystrophy.

Lynda’s husband stabbed her to death.

Perpetrator: Michael Sabourin (Husband); pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, sentenced to 13 years to life.

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Lucie Goudreau

A gravestone for the Langelier family, reading in part, "Lucie Goudreau, nee Langelier, 1959-2012." The inscription is carved onto the base of the headstone, implying that it was an unexpected addition that would not fit onto the main headstone.Name: Lucie Goudreau.
Died: November 27, 2012.
Age at death: 53.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Lucie was diagnosed with progressive MS in her thirties, and when she eventually needed care, her husband helped her. But he died of cancer, and Lucie’s care was left to her son, who routinely mistreated her.

Lucie’s son took out several life insurance policies on his mother, then lit her bed on fire and left her to die in the blaze, knowing her mobility impairment would keep her from escaping on her own. When asked why he had done it, he said he “needed the money”.

Perpetrator: Rene Goudreau (Son), charged with first-degree murder.

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Dana Turner

Photo of Dana Turner, a young woman with long brown hair and fair skin, wearing a suit jacket and brown bead necklace, smiling at the camera.Name: Dana Turner.
Died: October 9, 2011.
Age at death: 31.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Innisfail, Alberta, Canada.
Disability: Bipolar disorder.

Dana was studying theology and wanted to become a minister. Her mother said she would “give away anything to anybody who needed it”.

She was stabbed and strangled to death by her boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Mark Lindsay (Boyfriend), convicted of second-degree murder, sentenced to 16 years to life.

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Richard Oland

Photo of Richard Oland. He is a middle-aged white man wearing a suit and glasses.Name: Richard “Dick” Oland.
Died: July 7, 2011.
Age at death: 69.
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed, bludgeoned).
Location: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
Disability: Asperger syndrome.

Dick was bludgeoned to death by his son.

He was a businessman who studied genealogy as a hobby.

Perpetrator: Dennis Oland (Son), convicted of second-degree murder, sentenced to 10 years to life.

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