Jocelyne Lizotte

Photo of Jocelyne Lizotte, a middle-aged woman with graying light-brown hair cut to chin length. She is leaning her head against her hand, smiling, and wearing a flower-print shirt.Name: Jocelyne Lizotte.
Died: February 20, 2017.
Age at death: 60.
Cause of death: Asphyxia.
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease, mobility impairment (Wheelchair user).

Details:
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.

Case statis:
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; arrested for violating parole.

Source:
Man who killed his Alzheimer’s-stricken wife is back in prison
Montreal man who killed wife in late stages of Alzheimer’s gets parole
Cadotte won’t appeal sentence in death of wife with Alzheimer’s
Judge hears from families at Michel Cadotte sentencing arguments
Sentencing man who killed wife with Alzheimer’s will be a challenge, judge admits
Victim’s sons tell court that killing of ailing mother was no act of compassion
Jocelyne Lizotte’s sons tell court killing of their ailing mother was no act of compassion
‘She died in dignity,’ man accused of killing his ailing wife tells bail hearing
Alleged murder of woman with Alzheimer’s leads to demand for more euthanasia
Man Kills His Wife Because They Were Refused an Assisted Suicide
BioEdge: Should Quebec’s Alzheimer’s patients be eligible for euthanasia?
Slaying of nursing-home patient renews questions about medical assistance in dying
Death of dementia patient revives debate over assisted suicide
Renewed calls to review assisted death rules after Montreal man charged with murdering wife
Man charged with nursing home murder made cryptic Facebook post
Man arrested in death of woman at seniors’ residence
‘No murder in empathy and compassion,’ Michel Cadotte’s lawyer argues
Suspect in controversial murder of Alzheimer’s patient seeks bail
Montreal man accused in death of wife with Alzheimer’s disease granted bail
A murder case over assisted dying divides Quebec
Man charged in death of woman with Alzheimer’s will stand trial
Jury selection begins Monday in trial of man accused of killing ailing wife
Crown outlines case against Quebec man charged with suffocating ailing wife
Orderly testifies victim in Alzheimer’s slaying required constant care
Accused in slaying of wife at long-term care centre told nurse he was responsible
Murder trial hears that woman with Alzheimer’s was not at end of life
Michel Cadotte caressed his wife’s hair and kissed her before arrest
Crown closes its evidence in Michel Cadotte murder case
Man on trial for killing wife with Alzheimer’s was ‘pushed beyond his limits,’ defence says
‘I loved her’: Montreal man on trial for murder of ailing wife testifies about her death
Montreal man charged with ailing wife’s death recounts how he smothered her /A>
‘Suffering too much’: Montreal man admits to smothering ailing wife with pillow
Expert says man accused of killing ailing wife had disturbed state of mind
Man accused of killing ailing wife wasn’t suffering from major depression: expert
Jurors deliberate in case of Montreal man charged with killing ailing wife
Montreal man found guilty of manslaughter in compassion killing of ailing wife with Alzheimer’s disease
Cadotte case could rekindle compassion killing debate ahead of sentencing

Lydia Whitford

Photo of Lydia Whitford, a young woman with pale skin and short brown hair, wearing a neon yellow and turquoise jacket and pink ball cap. Name: Lydia Whitford.
Died: July 14, 2016.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Possible homicide; possible natural death after abuse.
Location: Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada.
Disability: Autism, epilepsy.

Details:
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.”

Case status:
Lisa Marie Campbell (Foster mother), charged with manslaughter, charges stayed.

Source:
Vigil marks birthday of woman with autism who died in CFS care
Family wants answers in homicide of teen living in licensed foster home
Family of woman with autism found dead in foster home seeks answers
Family plans birthday vigil for Manitoba teen with autism killed in foster care
Family seeks answers after teen’s death in foster care deemed a homicide
Homicide victim’s family asks how woman with autism died in CFS care
Killing of teen with autism in foster care to be investigated by Manitoba’s children’s advocate
Foster mother charged in death of autistic woman, 18
Woman charged with manslaughter in death of disabled woman
Winnipeg woman charged in death of teen with autism
Foster mom charged in 2016 homicide of teen with autism, family says
Winnipeg woman arrested following homicide in July 2016: RCMP
Family of teen with autism looking for closure after Crown stays manslaughter charge against foster mother

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: Gunshot.
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Paralysis resulting from severe head injury.

Details:
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.

Case status:
Adam McCabe (Son), charged with second-degree murder; pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to two years in an alcohol rehab center.

Source:
Ronald McCabe Obituary
Man found dead in long-term care home; 32-year-old charged with murder
Man killed at Kitchener long-term care home
Man, 32, charged with 2nd-degree murder in death at Kitchener care home
Murder charges pending over death at Kitchener care home
Man who killed dad in Kitchener nursing home says he wanted to ‘end his suffering’
Son sentenced to treatment centre after killing his father

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: Traumatic injury.
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
Disability: Schizophrenia.

Details:
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.

Case status:
Lisa Freihaut (Adoptive daughter), pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, sentenced to 11 years to life.

Source:
Gambling addict who stabbed elderly mother to death in dispute over money pleads guilty to murder
Calgary woman who begged for information on her mom’s killing pleads guilty to her murder
Lisa Freihaut Charged With Stabbing Death Of Her Mother Irene Carter
CARTER Irene › Gone But Not Forgotten

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: Poisoning.
Location: Cranston, Alberta, Canada.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Details:
Jessica’s mother allegedly 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.

Case status:
Christine Hagan (Mother). Never charged; died months later of natural causes.

Source:
Homicide unit investigating suspicious death in Cranston
Calgary police declare Jessica Hagan’s death a homicide, but no charges

Anne Schmidt

No PhotoName: Anne Schmidt.
Died: July 5, 2015.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Fire.
Location: Vineland, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
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.

Case status:
Karl Schmidt (Son), deceased.

Source:
Vineland explosion ruled murder-suicide
Officers hailed for ‘heroic efforts’ in Vineland explosion
NRPS officers heroic acts recognized by SIU
Obituary of Anne and Karl Schmidt
Long road ahead for burned police officer

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: Gunshot.
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.

Case status:
Randy Janzen (Father), deceased.

Source:
Emily Janzen Remembered As ‘Amazing’ Singer After B.C. Triple Murder, Suicide

Elizabeth Siwicki

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

Details:
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.

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

Source:
Man sentenced to 3 months for negligence in mother’s death
Winnipeg musician who left mother to die after fall sentenced to 3 months in custody
‘I should’ve disobeyed her’: Winnipeg man who let elderly mother die after fall speaks at sentencing

Robert Robinson

Photo of Robert Robinson.Name: Robert Robinson.
Died: April 3, 2014.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Tranquilizer poisoning.
Location: Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Robert was poisoned by his mother, who also took her own life.

Case status:
Angie Robinson (Mother), deceased.

Source:
Robert Robinson

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: Traumatic injury.
Location: Barrhaven, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Crohn’s disease.

Details:
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.

Case status:
Bhupinderpal Gill (Husband), convicted of first-degree murder.
Gulpreet Ronald (Husband’s girlfriend), convicted of first-degree murder.

Source:
Former lovers found guilty for 2nd time in Jagtar Gill killing
Barrhaven homicide victim was vulnerable, drugged and recovering from surgery
Gill trial: Accused wife-killer hid weapon for fear he’d be blamed, lawyer says
Barrhaven homicide victim was vulnerable, drugged and recovering from surgery
Accused in Jagtar Gill murder trial told police she cut hand opening bag of potatoes
No evidence co-accused in Jagtar Gill homicide ever discussed murder plan, court hears
Accused in Jagtar Gill murder trial came to house after body found, court hears
Accused in Jagtar Gill murder trial asked friend to keep crime scene detail from police