Ann DeLucia

Photo of Ann DeLucia, an elderly woman with pale skin and chin-length white hair, wearing a pair of round sunglasses.Name: Ann DeLucia.
Died: August 8, 2018.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Valhalla, New York, USA.
Disability: Stroke, mobility impaired.

Details:
Ann was in the hospital when her husband walked into her room, shot her, and then killed himself.

Perpetrator: Richard DeLucia (Husband).

Source:
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Emma Bingaman

Photo of a baby with pale skin and wispy, light-blonde hair, wearing pajamas with a zipper up the front. She has a puzzled, slightly worried expression on her face.Name: Emma Rose Bingaman.
Died: July 30, 2018.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Mt. Morris, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Developmental delay, seizures; prematurity.

Details:
Emma was abused by her parents for most of her life. She died from a beating aged 2.

Perpetrator: George Bingaman (Father) and Destiny Bingaman (Mother), both charged with felony murder, first-degree child abuse, torture and two counts of child abuse in the presence of another child.

Source:
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Emma Rose Bingaman
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Parents bound over in beating death of 2-year-old daughter

Helen Smith

No PhotoName: Helen Smith.
Died: July 29, 2018.
Age at death: 81.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
When Helen wet herself, her grandchild became angry and cut her throat. To the police, they claimed that they “wanted to put her out of her misery”.

Perpetrator: Brandon Smith (Grandchild), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Man Accused Of Murdering Grandmother Suffering From Dementia, Said He Did Not Want Her To Live In Pain
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Man Arrested for Killing Grandmother With Dementia: ‘He Did Not Want His Grandmother to Live Like This Anymore’
Grandchild Allegedly Slit Grandmother’s Throat After the 81-Year-Old, Who Had Dementia, Wet Herself
Man stabs his 81-year-old grandma to death because he was tired of caring for her

Ernest Starry

Photo of Ernest Starry, an elderly man wearing a peach dress shirt and suspenders. He has white hair, bushy eyebrows, and pale skin.Name: Ernest Starry.
Died: July 28, 2018.
Age at death: 85.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Robstown, Texas, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; elder nursing home resident.

Other victims: Roel Mireles (41), Thelma Montalvo (60), and Isaiah Starry (13).

Details:
Ernest Starry was the oldest of four people killed by his son in a shooting spree that took the lives of his wife Thelma, his stepson Roel, and his grandson Isaiah. After fatally shooting Ernest and his wife, who was visiting him at his nursing home, the killer committed suicide. His motive is still unknown.

Ernest owned a pawn shop.

Perpetrator: Richard Starry (Son).

Source:
5 members of same family dead in Texas shootings at home, nursing home in murder-suicide, police say
Teen Boy Among 5 Relatives Killed in Apparent Murder-Suicide That Ended in Nursing Home
Texas Nursing Home Shooting That Left 5 Dead Was Likely Murder-Suicide, Police Say
Family, friends, Scouts, police pay respects to Robstown shooting victims

Laurel Bentley-Bearham

No PhotoName: Laurel Doreen Bentley-Bearham.
Died: July 25, 2018.
Age at death: 91.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Terra Linda, San Rafael, California, USA.
Disability: Dementia, frail elder.

Details:
Laurel was shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: James Leonard Bearham (Husband).

Source: Marin coroner IDs couple in murder-suicide
San Rafael police probe murder-suicide shooting in Terra Linda

Barbara Lewis-Brown

Photo of a middle-aged woman with dark brown skin and short, straight black hair. She is smiling at the camera; her eyes are twinkling. She is wearing big hoop earrings and an orange-and-green print top.Name: Barbara Lewis-Brown.
Died: July 22, 2018.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
Disability: Disabled elder.

Details:
Instead of caring for her, Barbara’s children and grandchildren left her on the couch. There, she slowly died from a combination of malnutrition, dehydration, and stage 4 pressure sores infected by her filthy environment, having been starved down to a skeletal 108 pounds on her 5’8″ frame.

Barbara was retired from the Louisiana Department of Labor, having worked there for more than thirty years. Her co-workers remember her teaching them their jobs when they were new. She was the “life of the party,” good at encouraging others and brightening their day. She had three children, thirteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Perpetrator: Chastity Lewis (Granddaughter), Carlnessa Butler (Granddaughter or grandniece, conflicting reports), Carl Lewis (son) and Chira Lewis (daughter) were charged with manslaughter and cruelty to the infirm. 

Source:
New details in Baton Rouge woman’s tragic bedsore death shed light on elderly neglect
Barbara Lewis-Brown’s Obituary on The Advocate
Pair faces manslaughter charge in death of elderly woman
In Memory of Barbara Lewis-Brown — Wilson-Wooddale Funeral Home, Baton Rouge
Third family member arrested after woman dies of bedsores in Baton Rouge

Dawn Liebig

Photo of Dawn Liebig, a middle-aged woman with tanned skin and brown hair in a messy ponytail. She is wearing sunglasses and a T-shirt printed with a skeleton in a feathered war bonnet and a wolf howling at the moon. She has her hands upturned in an "I don't know" gesture.Name: Dawn Liebig.
Died: July 19, 2018.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Pahrump, Nevada, USA.
Disability: Multiple disabilities, including cancer.

Details:
As she slept in her bed, Dawn was stabbed and bludgeoned to death by her sons. Not knowing it was her sons who were attacking her, Dawn called out to them for help as she died.

They buried her body, but were arrested for murder when someone called the police and asked for a welfare check. Her sons initially claimed she had asked them to help her commit suicide, but they kept changing their story and were charged with murder.

Dawn had twenty cats which she cared for. They were healthy and well-fed in a photo taken while she was alive, but were left alone with her killers before her body was found. When the police came for the welfare check, they found that all the cats had survived, though some of them were malnourished.

Perpetrator: Michael Wilson and Dakota Saldivar (Sons), charged with murder.

Source:
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Pahrump teens arrested on suspicion of fatally beating mother
Dawn Liebig Nevada mom murdered by Michael Wilson and Dakota Saldivar cause she complained too much.
Michael Wilson & Dakota Saldivar: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Jacob Edwards

Photo of Jacob Edwards, a small boy with fair skin and blond hair, smiling for the camera. He is wearing a gray T-shirt that says "Jacob".Name: Jacob Edwards.
Died: July 10, 2018.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Prices Corner, Delaware, USA.
Disability: Williams Syndrome.

Details:
Jacob was shot by his father during a murder-suicide in which his father killed Jacob’s entire family. Also dead are Julie Edwards, Jacob’s mother, his little sister Brinley and his little brother Paxton.

Jacob liked music and dancing.

Perpetrator: Matthew Edwards (Father).

Source:
Dad Shot Wife, 3 Kids and Then Himself in Del. Home, PD Says
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Police: Man killed wife, 3 children, then himself in Prices Corner
Deaths of Delaware family of 5 ruled murder-suicide
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Mom killed in murder suicide was key member of national Williams syndrome nonprofit
Murder Victim Pleaded with Husband to Get Therapy Before He Killed Her and Their 3 Kids

Je’Hyrah Daniels

Photo of Je'Hyrah Daniels, an African-American toddler with tightly braided hair, wearing a T-shirt printed with "Have Fun". She is looking at the camera with her mouth pursed in fascination, and holding a cell phone.Name: Je’Hyrah Daniels.
Died: June 22, 2018.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Tampa, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Je’Hyrah’s neighbors remember that her mother was often negligent. Je’Hyrah was allowed to walk barefoot near broken glass; she was often left alone at home, and strangers came and went from their apartment. A Child and Family Services case had been opened, but closed for lack of evidence of mistreatment.

Two days after the DCFS decided Je’Hyrah was safe, Je’Hyrah’s mother stole a car from a dealership and used it to drive them to the Hillsborough River. She picked up the little girl and walked into the water as Je’Hyrah struggled and screamed for help. When she reached deep water, she tossed Je’Hyrah into the river and walked away.

Je’Hyrah was found by divers less than a half-hour after bystanders called the police, but she had already drowned.

Perpetrator: Shakayla Denson (Mother), charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, and grand theft auto.

Source:
Mother Murders Autistic Daughter By Drowning Her in a River
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Witnesses: Girl struggled, screamed as mother dragged her into Hillsborough River
Child protective investigation found no concerns about 4-year-old days before her death in Hillsborough River
Report: Mother upset daughter had disability
Shakayla Denson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
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Girl, 4, who was ‘drowned in a river by mother’ was nonverbal autistic
Report: Girl dragged to death in river non-verbal, ‘fixated on water’
Mother Sought Help for Autism Before Murder of Her Daughter
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mother stated that victim was ‘pure’ and was with her grandmother,”
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Mom pleads not guilty in river drowning death

Bertha McGill

Photo of Bertha McGill, a middle-aged African-American woman with her hair cut quite short. She is wearing a leopard-print shirt and dangle earrings.Name: Bertha Marie McGill.
Died: June 15, 2018.
Age at death: 68.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Jasper, Texas, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Bertha’s grandson set their house on fire with her inside.  She died from smoke inhalation days after the fire.

Bertha was a retired kindergarten and elementary school teacher.

Perpetrator: Cedric Ramon McGill, Jr. (Grandson), charged with arson and murder.

Source:
Jasper man charged with capital murder after grandmother dies following house fire
Grandson charged with arson in fire that severely injured Bertha McGill
Cedric McGill now charged with capital murder in house fire death of grandmother – KJAS.COM: Local News
Jasper woman injured in house fire dies; arson investigation still ongoing