Dylan Freeman

Blurry photo of a young boy wearing a sweater and thick glasses. His dirty-blond hair is parted on the side and his expression is neutral.Name: Dylan Freeman.
Died: August 16, 2020.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Acton, west London, England, UK.
Disability: Cohen syndrome, autism.

Details:
Dylan’s mother killed him by drugging him and suffocating him.

Dylan’s father says, “Dylan was a beautiful, bright, inquisitive and artistic child who loved to travel, visit art galleries and swim.” He often took his son on vacation overseas.

Perpetrator: Olga Freeman (Mother), charged with murder.

Source:
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Joe Pooley

Photo of a young man in a crew cut.Name: Joe Pooley.
Died: August 7, 2018.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ipswitch, England, UK.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Joe’s girlfriend encouraged three of her friends while they beat Joe up, threw him into the river, and held his head under until he drowned.

Perpetrator: Sean Palmer, Sebastian Smith, Becki West-Davidson (Girlfriend), and Lisa-Marie Smith, all charged with murder.

Source:
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Cherith Van Der Ploeg

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Name: Cherith Van Der Ploeg.
Died: February 15, 2020.
Age at death: 60.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Costessey, Norwich, England, UK.
Disability: Terminal lung cancer.

Details:
Cherith was dying of cancer when her ex-husband smothered her to death. His actions, Cherith’s daughter told the court, had robbed her of precious time with her mother; instead of grieving normally after her mother’s natural death on hospice care, she had to come to terms with her mother’s death while giving evidence to police about her murder.

Cherith was an introverted, family-oriented woman who always waved and greeted her neighbors when she saw them.

Perpetrator: Cornelius Van Der Ploeg (Ex-husband), pleaded guilty to murder, sentenced to six years to life.

Source:
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David Allsopp

No PhotoName: David Allsopp.
Died: February 15, 2020.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Derby, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
David was exploited by a woman who moved in with him as his caregiver. She beat him on a regular basis and told his friends and family that the bruises were from falls. The beatings eventually killed him.

David leaves behind a twin sister.

Perpetrator: Magdalena Kissova (Caregiver, roommate).

Source:
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Angela Tarver

Photo of an elderly woman with short white hair, brown eyes, and pale skin, wearing a green jacket.Name: Angela Tarver.
Died: December 19, 2019.
Age at death: 86.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Woking, Surrey, England, UK.
Disability: Stroke; limited speech and mobility.

Details:
Angela’s son killed her by stabbing her through the heart with an ornamental sword.

Her husband remembers how she always found ways to carry on with her interests and activities as her disability advanced. He calls her “the light of my life”.

Perpetrator: Philip Tarver, convicted of murder, sentenced to 19 years.

Source:
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Nicola Stevenson

Photo of a woman with pale skin, thin eyebrows, and a punk haircut that is dyed pink, shaved down on the left side, and straight and chin-length on the right.Name: Nicola Stevenson.
Died: November 13, 2019 (Body found, died approx. 2 weeks previously).
Age at death: 39.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Lewes, East Sussex, England, UK.
Disability: Russell-Silver syndrome, cancer survivor, mobility impaired.

Details:
Nicola’s partner, who was habitually abusive, hit her in the head with a hammer until she died of massive head injuries; the he stuffed her body into a trash bin, where it was found by a dog.

Nicola was recovering from cancer and had needed to re-learn walking; at the time of her death, she could walk short distances but still used a mobility scooter.

Perpetrator: Richard Canlin (Partner), convicted of murder.

Source:
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Desmond Wooding

Photo of an elderly man with a tweed cap and wool jacket.Name: Desmond Wooding.
Died: June 24, 2019.
Age at death: 80.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Droitwich, Worcestershire, England, UK.
Disability: Mobility impaired.

Details:
Desmond’s grand-nephew stabbed him to death with a knife.

He was a sociable man who often stopped to chat with neighbors when he rode his red mobility scooter around town.

Perpetrator: Adam Mason (grand-nephew), convicted of murder, sentenced to 20 years to life; Mark Mason (Adam’s uncle), charged with assisting an offender.

Source:
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Steven May

No PhotoName: Steven May.
Died: May 20, 2019.
Age at death: 50.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Deepdale, Preston, England, UK.
Disability: Epilepsy, COPD, alcoholism.

Details:
Steven lived with a lodger, whom he told his family was there for company and prepared some meals for him. The lodger abused him, and eventually beat him to death.

Perpetrator: Darren Taylor (Lodger).

Source:
MURDER INVESTIGATION: Neighbours are ‘shocked and saddened’ over death of 50-year-old man
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Mavis Long

Photo of a middle-aged woman with brown eyes, red cheeks and short curly brown hair.Name: Mavis Long.
Died: May 10, 2019.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Homicide.
Location: Pennant, Ceredigion, Wales, UK.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Mavis lived with her husband. After an argument, her husband grabbed and strangled her to death.

Perpetrator: Frank Long (Husband), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 3 years, 4 months, to be served in care.

Source:
Husband Charged And Sentenced For Killing His Alzheimer’s Suffering Wife
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Husband jailed for more than three years for manslaughter of his wife

Paula Meadows

Black and white photo of a woman with chin-length hair and fair skin, wearing a striped scarf; she is smiling for the camera.Name: Paula Meadows.
Died: April 2, 2019.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Bucklebury, Berkshire, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Paula’s husband killed her in a murder-suicide.

She had three children.

Perpetrator: Tony Meadows (Husband).

Source:
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