Sherrell Martin

No PhotoName: Sherrell “Bud” Martin.
Died: June 14, 2020.
Age at death: 71.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Wilmington, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; used walker.

Details:
Bud and his ex-sister-law had been arguing for a few days–an argument she ended by beating him around the head with his own walker. He was able to tell police who had beaten him before dying a few hours later.

Perpetrator: Donna Reynolds (Ex-sister-in-law), charged with aggravated battery.

Source: Wilmington Woman Charged With Attacking Disabled Ex-Brother-In-Law Who Later Died
Disabled Man Dies After Attack, Wilmington Woman Arrested: WPD

6-year-old girl

No Photo
Name Unknown.
Died: May 31, 2020.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Orange, New Jersey, USA.
Disability: Unspecified special needs.

Details:
This little girl was killed by her mother in a murder-suicide. Neighbors said that she had said she was overwhelmed by caring for a special-needs child.

Perpetrator: Sushmiba Bardhan (Mother).

Source:
Sources: Mother, 6-year-old daughter dead in murder-suicide in West Orange
New Jersey Murder-Suicide: Mother Kills 6-Year-Old With Special Needs Before Shooting Self

India Martin

No PhotoName: India Martin.
Died: May 26, 2020.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Born prematurely at 26 weeks and addicted to cocaine, India survived a difficult start in life only to be found dead in a dresser drawer, having been abused or neglected by her mother and her boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Jackleen Mullen (Mother) and her boyfriend Audrevious Williams, both charged with homicide by child abuse or neglect.

Source: Mom, boyfriend charged after disabled 4-year-old found dead in dresser drawer

Unknown Elder Woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: May 26, 2020.
Age at death: Elder.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Gold River, California, USA.
Disability: Elder nursing home resident.

Details:
This woman’s husband came to the nursing home where she lived, shot her, and then shot himself.

Perpetrator: Her husband.

Source: Deputies investigating murder-suicide shooting at Eskaton facility in Gold River

Alejandro Ripley

Photo of a boy smiling for the camera. He has short-cropped brown hair and is wearing a yellow shirt.Name: Alejandro Ripley.
Died: May 22, 2020.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Miami, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Alejandro’s mother tried to kill him by pushing him into a canal; but some passers-by saw the boy fall in and rescued him. Later that day, she pushed him into a different canal; this time, no one saw, and Alejandro drowned. She tried to pass it off as a kidnapping, but when the police learned about the earlier murder attempt, she confessed to the lie.

Perpetrator: Patricia Ripley (Mother), charged with murder.

Source:
9-year-old boy with autism kidnapped in front of mom found dead in Miami
Non-verbal 9-year-old with autism found dead after abduction from Florida Home Depot, police say
Mother who reported abduction of 9-year-old son with autism now charged in his murder
Dead boy’s mother had attempted to kill him before, prosecutors say
Florida mom charged with the murder of son with autism
‘In a better place.’ Miami mother of drowned autistic boy admits leading him to canal, cops say
Mother Of SW Miami boy found dead charged with murder
Police Investigate Mother In Death Of SW 9-Year-Old Autistic Boy
Florida mom arrested on suspicion of killing 9-year-old son with autism after falsely reporting him kidnapped
After death of boy with autism, Miami special needs group sees rise in crisis calls
Neighbors saved autistic boy, 9, from canal an hour before ‘mom pushed him AGAIN to his death and faked kidnap’
‘He never made a sound’: Witness says she saw autistic boy fall into canal. Days later, his mother is arrested for felony murder. [Update]
Possible motive revealed in autistic boy’s murder, mother charged

76-year-old woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: May 21, 2020.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Wilmot Township, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
This 76-year-old woman was shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Her husband, age 79.

Source:
Michigan man, 79, called to report murder-suicide before he killed himself, police say
Man kills wife suffering dementia before turning gun on himself, police say
Michigan Murder-Suicide: 79-Year-Old Man Kills Wife Suffering From Dementia, Then Calls 911 Before Killing Self

Carolyn Walker

Portrait photo of a woman with short, permed blonde hair, fair skin, and brown eyes.Name: Carolyn Moseley Walker.
Died: May 4, 2020.
Age at death: 86.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Madison, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease.

Details:
Carolyn’s husband shot her in a murder-suicide.

Before her retirement, she worked as head of human resources for ExxonMobil. She had no children of her own, so she became a second grandmother to her great-nieces and great-nephew. Every Christmas she would go to visit her extended family, bringing gifts, teaching them card games, and making cheese crackers and homemade fudge.

Perpetrator: J. William “Bill” Walker (Husband).

Source:
Prominent Madison dentist kills ailing wife, self in small town’s first murder-suicide
Before murder-suicide, Walker had planned to seek assisted living facility

Kathy Erbeldig

No PhotoName: Kathy Erbeldig.
Died: April 30, 2020.
Age at death: 63.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Elizabethtown, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Legally blind.

Details:
Kathy’s daughter and an unrelated man stole $700 from her bank account, which they used to buy the gun with which they murdered her.

Perpetrator: Krystal A. Erbelding (Daughter) and Jacob Lugmayer, both charged with murder, robbery, and abuse of a corpse.

Source:
Kentucky police: Man, woman charged with killing blind mother
Hardin County man, woman charged with killing blind mother
Police: Man, woman charged with killing blind mother
Pair charged with murder could face death penalty
Couple charged after ‘shooting woman’s blind mom in the head and taking $700′

Isabel Rosin

Photo of a young woman with dark hair, smiling for the camera.Name: Isabel Rosin.
Died: April 28, 2020.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Schizoaffective disorder.

Details:
Isabel’s husband smothered her. He said he was trying to restrain her during a drug-induced psychotic episode, but at autopsy, she tested negative for drugs.

Isabel was an avid reader.

Perpetrator: Brian D. Rosin (Husband), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Uptown man accused of smothering wife who had bad trip on magic mushrooms
Update: Woman injured in “domestic altercation” has died, authorities say
Isabel Gudanowski Rosin – View Obituary & Service Information

Damian Scott

No PhotoName: Damian B. Scott.
Died: April 26, 2020.
Age at death: 43.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bloomingdale, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Blind, unable to walk.

Details:
Scott’s uncle strangled him to death. An autopsy found that he had survived at least one previous strangulation attempt.

Perpetrator: Dominick Taylor (Uncle), charged with first-degree murder.

Source: Bloomingdale man accused of killing disabled nephew back in Illinois
Bond Set At $2M For Bloomingdale Man Charged With First Degree Murder