Sara Bateman

Photo of a woman with curly blond hair and fair skin, smiling and holding open a door; she is wearing a white dress.Name: Sara Bateman.
Died: March 30, 2023.
Age at death: 50.
Cause of death: Broken neck; strangled.
Location: Willenhall, England, UK.
Disability: Leg amputee, wheelchair user.

Sara’s boyfriend strangled her with a dog leash.

Case Status:
Matthew Hyde (Boyfriend), pleaded guilty to murder, sentenced to 16 years to life.

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Sarah Albone

Photo of a middle-aged woman with light skin and straight brown hair, wearing a white tank top.Name: Sarah Albone.
Died: February 25, 2023.
Age at death: 38.
Cause of death: Head injury, airway obstruction.
Location: Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England, UK.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Sarah’s partner violently killed her and dumped her body in a trash bin; then he convinced her family she was still alive by claiming she was in a hospital for treatment and faking text messages. Even before the murder, he was known to be an abusive and controlling partner.

Case Status:
Matthew Waddell (Partner), convicted of murder, sentenced to a minimum of 32 years.

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Edna Berry

No PhotoName: Edna Berry.
Died: February 21, 2023.
Age at death: 80.
Cause of death: Bludgeoned with hammer and chisel.
Location: Clacton, Essex, England, UK.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

When Edna kicked and scratched her husband, he lost his temper and attacked her with a hammer and chisel, causing major head injuries. He called emergency services and confessed to the crime. He was arrested; she died at the hospital.

Case Status:
John Berry (Husband), pleaded guilty to murder, sentenced to 10 years to life.

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Sandra Brown

No PhotoName: Sandra Brown.
Died: December 8, 2022.
Age at death: 69.
Cause of death: Unspecified homicide.
Location: Huddersfield, England, UK.
Disability: Chronic illness, wheelchair user.

Sandra was found dead at home; her husband was charged with murder.

Sandra loved gardening. As a member of the Neighborhood Watch, she used to keep her street clean by picking up litter.

Case Status:
Michael Brown (Husband), charged with murder.

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Stephen Kershaw

Photo of an older man with short graying hair, glasses, fair skin, and a scruffy beard and mustache; he is wearing a white collared shirt and red-and-black jacket.Name: Stephen Kershaw.
Died: September 16, 2022.
Age at death: 65.
Cause of death: Smothered.
Location: Bradford, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

Stephen lived with his stepson and his stepson’s girlfriend. The two regularly abused and harassed him for money. Stephen’s stepson eventually smothered him, and the pair tried to hide his body for a few days before they were found out.

Case Status:
Ian Mitchell (Stepson), pleaded guilty to murder and fraud, sentenced to 22 years to life.
Sarah Pearson (Stepson’s girlfriend), pleaded guilty to murder and fraud, sentenced to 19 years to life.

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Frederico Mendes

Photo of a brown-eyed, brown-haired, fair-skinned boy in a white dress shirt. A cartoon heart has been added to the upper-left of the image.Name: Frederico Mendes.
Died: September 15, 2022.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Unspecified homicide.
Location: Leeds, England, UK.
Disability: Autism.

Frederico was killed by his mother in a murder-suicide.

Case Status:
Dalia Baptista (Mother), deceased.

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Louise Nash

Somewhat blurred photo of a teenage girl with a round face, tan skin, and frizzy black hair tied back in a ponytail. She is wearing a dark zip-up sweater and a seat belt stretches across her chest. Her expression is neutral and relaxed, eyes half-closed.Name: Louise Nash.
Died: September 8, 2022.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Stabbed.
Location: Great Waldingfield, Suffolk, England, UK.
Disability: Autism.

Louise and her mother Jillu lived in Suffolk, where Louise attended a special-needs school. Louise’s parents lived in India, and the mother and daughter sometimes went to visit them. They were well-known to neighbors, who remember them always waving from their car when they drove past.

Someone called the authorities, worried about Louise and Jillu, and police went to check on them. They found Louise and Jillu dead, a gas leak in the home, and Louise’s father, badly injured and immediately taken to the hospital, who they suspect is responsible for the killings. The neighborhood had to be evacuated while the gas leak was repaired, but no one else was hurt.

Case Status:
Peter Nash (Father), convicted of murder; sentenced to 40 years to life.

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Patricia Bitters

No PhotoName: Patricia Bitters.
Died: September 3, 2022.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Blunt trauma.
Location: Forres, Scotland, UK.
Disability: Mobility impaired.

Patricia lived with her grandson for the last five years of her life because she had trouble getting around and needed help. One night, her grandson came home drunk and beat her severely. She was taken to the hospital, but lived only six days before dying from her injuries.

Patricia had 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Case Status:
Scott McCulloch (Grandson), pleaded guilty to murder, sentenced to 15 years to life.

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Helen Lawrie

No PhotoName: Helen Lawrie.
Died: April 4, 2022.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Head injury.
Location: Cromer, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia, mobility impaired, speech impaired, low vision.

Helen’s husband killed her before taking his own life.

Helen was a member of the Royal Cromer Golf Club. She owned hair salons and taught hairdressing.

Case Status:
Alexander Lawrie (Husband), deceased.

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Dawn Walker

Photo of a woman with light skin and long, dark-brown hair, wearing a pink blouse; she is sitting at a table at a sidewalk cafe.Name: Dawn Walker.
Died: October 31, 2021.
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Asphyxia, head injury.
Location: Brighouse, West Yorkshire, England, UK.
Disability: Bipolar disorder.

Dawn was newly married when she told her husband that she had bipolar disorder, and that she wanted a divorce. He strangled her to death.

Case Status:
Thomas Nutt (Husband), convicted of murder, sentenced to at least 21 years.

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