Name Unknown. Died: December 12, 2021. Age at death: 23. Cause of death: Poisoning. Location: Aleksandrovka, Saratov, Russia. Disability: Cerebral palsy.
This 23-year-old lived with her mother and her young nieces and nephews. She and the three children, ages 3, 5, and 7, died from poisoning, and at first it was thought that they had all been poisoned with insecticide that was used on their house. But, months later, the young woman’s mother went to police and allegedly confessed that she had poisoned a meal she had made for all four.
Лидия Ширяева (Lidia Shiryaeva) (Mother), arrested on suspicion of murder.
Name Unknown. Died: Unknown; news report of trial dated November 9, 2018. Age at death: 73. Cause of death: Burns. Location: Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia. Disability: Unspecified mobility impairment.
This 73-year-old woman’s daughter-in-law got angry at her, so she allegedly put her in the bath and turned on the hot water. The elderly woman was taken to the hospital and died there of severe burns covering half her body. Her grandchildren, who were too small to help her, had to listen to her cries for help.
Her 39-year-old daughter-in-law, charged with causing grave health damage leading to death.
Died: Unknown; mother arrested in 2015. Age at death: All were under 3. Cause of death: Warfarin poisoning. Location: Ekaterinburg, Russia. Disability: Atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome.
Sasha, Maxim, and Misha died before their brother Ilya was taken to the hospital, gravely sick from warfarin poisoning. Ilya survived, but the attempted murder tipped off police that his siblings’ deaths might not have been accidental. After exhumation and autopsy, it was determined that Maxim and Misha had both died from warfarin poisoning. Their sister Sasha’s autopsy was inconclusive, but like them, she died young and suddenly.
Their mother, when arrested, claimed she had tried to cure her children, but that it was too difficult; so she wanted to kill them and start a new family with healthy children.
Ilya, who recovered from the poisoning, is now living with his father.
Elena Kordyukova (Mother), convicted, sentenced to 18 years.