Deborah Lynch

Photo of Debbie Lynch, a middle-aged, heavyset woman with blonde hair and thin eyebrows, smiling for the camera.Name: Deborah Lynch.
Died: January 11, 2019.
Age at death: 62.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Wheelchair user.

Details:
Debbie was a religious woman, a faithful churchgoer whose neighbors remember her as extremely nice and soft-spoken.

Debbie was stabbed to death by a man who was living in her apartment at the time. Neighbors heard her calling for help and called the police, but not break down the door to come to her aid; by the time police arrived, her injuries were too severe to survive.

Perpetrator: Kehinde Afolayan (Housemate), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Milwaukee man charged in stabbing of woman in wheelchair
South Milwaukee woman was fatally stabbed 116 times in her wheelchair, complaint says
Woman in wheelchair killed, stabbed 116 times

John Likeness

Photo of John Likeness, a heavyset man with muttonchops, wearing glasses and a camo baseball cap.Name: John Matthew Likeness.
Died: December 30, 2018.
Age at death: 54.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Mobility impaired; disabled veteran.

Details:
John’s roommate killed him by shooting him with a crossbow and cutting him with a knife. His roommate claimed that he felt sorry for him and wanted to “put him out of his misery”.

John was an Army veteran who had served in the military for 10 years. He enjoyed traveling by train, accompanied by his dog Sienna.

Perpetrator: Richard Seehaver (Roommate), charged with murder.

Source:
Charge: Western Wisconsin roommate kills disabled Army vet with arrow to the chest
Charges: Wisconsin man kills roommate with crossbow, butcher knife
1 dead, 1 arrested after man dies in Menomonie

Delanie Manning

No PhotoName: Delanie Manning.
Died: December 19, 2018.
Age at death: 68.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness; bedbound.

Details:
Delanie’s husband neglected her. In the six months she had had to stay in bed, he had moved her only three times. She developed severe pressure sores and lost more than a third of her body weight. When she died from neglect, she weighed 90 pounds and had a broken femur and multiple pressure sores.

Perpetrator: Gilberto Alcocer (Husband), charged with abuse of a vulnerable adult.

Source:
Man charged with neglect in death of bedridden wife
Lincoln man charged with abuse after bedridden wife found with skin peeling, bone exposed
Nebraska Man Charged With Abuse After Bedridden Wife Dies

Rebecca Ballenger

No PhotoName: Rebecca Ballenger.
Died: December 11, 2018.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Clinton, Mississippi, USA.
Disability: Stroke.

Details:
Rebecca’s husband shot her multiple times.

Perpetrator: Thomas Ballenger (Husband), charged with murder.

Source:
Police have arrested an elderly man in connection with death at Clinton nursing home.
“She didn’t want to live like this”: Bond denied for elderly man accused of killing ill wife of 40 years in nursing home
The quiet acceptance of ‘mercy killings’ in the US: Even in states where euthanasia is illegal, courts are often turning a blind eye
Elderly Mississippi man murders wife who had stroke, police say

Michael Keene

Photo of a middle-aged man with a lined, stubbly face and short brown hair.Name: Michael Keene.
Died: November 30, 2018.
Age at death: 51.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; work-related injury.

Details:
Michael was stabbed by his daughter, his body stashed in a container for some days before he was found.

He was a retired construction worker who had lived in Florida, and was known for helping people put up storm shutters before hurricanes.

Perpetrator: Jessica Keene (Daughter), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Daughter charged with Windsor Locks man’s murder
Windsor Locks woman, seven-months pregnant, said fatal stabbing of father was self-defense – Hartford Courant
New details emerge in alleged Windsor Locks murder

Patricia Way

Portrait photo of an older woman wearing a pink blouse and pearl drop earrings. Her gray hair is cut short.Name: Patricia Way.
Died: November 25, 2018.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Waterbury, Connecticut, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; nursing home resident.

Details:
Patricia was strangled by her boyfriend.

She liked sewing and going to the beach, and was a New York Yankees fan. She was a retired unit clerk.

Perpetrator: John Jensen (Boyfriend), charged with murder.

Source:
Man, 81, charged in nursing home death of girlfriend, 76
81-year-old man accused of strangling 76-year-old woman to death at nursing home
Police: 81-year-old man charged with strangling girlfriend, 76, in nursing home
Waterbury nursing home resident strangled to death in domestic attack, warrant shows
Waterbury nursing home homicide suspect said girlfriend ‘had to die because she was evil’
Patricia Way

Cyra Harrison

Photo of Cyra Harrison, a teenage girl with brown hair tied up in a ribbon, smiling at the camera and wearing two blue first-place ribbons pinned to her hoodie.Name: Cyra Shantell Marie Harrison.
Died: November 23, 2018.
Age at death: 25.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Elizabeth, Louisiana, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Cyra died from neglect after being forced to live in terrible conditions by her mother and two housemates.

The first-place ribbons she is wearing in her picture may be bowling ribbons, a sport Cyra enjoyed.

Perpetrator: Karen Johnson Harrison (Mother); Marilyn Sue Maricle, and Glen E. Maricle (Housemates); all charged with second degree murder, conspiracy to commit second degree murder, cruelty to the infirmed, and cruelty to a juvenile.

Source:
3 accused in Elizabeth woman’s neglect death to be arraigned next week
Arrests made after special needs patient died, found in deplorable living conditions
Sheriff: Extreme neglect leads to death of special needs person
Mom, couple charged in death of Elizabeth special-needs patient
Arrests made after special needs patient died, found in deplorable living conditions
Elizabeth woman who died from alleged neglect identified
Police release identity of woman killed
Authorities ID special-needs woman believed slain by neglect
Prosecutor intends to seek bond increase in ‘heinous’ neglect death case
Cyra Harrison Obituary
Court dates set for 2 in case of Elizabeth woman’s neglect death
Rapides grand jury indicts three in the murder of woman with cerebral palsy
Arraignment set for three charged with murder of woman with cerebral palsy
3 accused in Elizabeth woman’s neglect death plead not guilty

Emily Hampshire

Photo of Emily Hampshire, a teen girl in a traditional dancing dress. She has long straight dark-blond hair and is posing for dance.Name: Emily Ikue-Rose Hampshire.
Died: November 3, 2018.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Alton, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Type I diabetes.

Details:
When Emily was diagnosed with diabetes, her mother concealed the diagnosis and neglected to treat her. Emily died of diabetic ketoacidosis, and her mother only called the paramedics after her heart stopped.

Emily was an outgoing girl who “never met a stranger”. She was a cheerleader, a dancer, a singer, and an actor. She played volleyball and competed in local beauty contests and talent shows. At school, she was a good student who focused on reading and writing.

Perpetrator: Amber L. Hampshire (Mother), charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Source:
Teenager’s Death Is a Reminder of How Critical It Is for Parents to Support Chronically Ill Kids
Alton teen died after mother concealed her diabetes, charges allege — ‘totally treatable’ and ‘heartbreaking’, says prosecutor
Mother charged with involuntary manslaughter in death of diabetic teen
Emily Ikue-Rose Hampshire of Alton Obituary
Emily Hampshire Fundraiser
Teen died after mother concealed diabetes, charges claim
Mother Allegedly Hid Daughter’s Diabetes Diagnosis, Leading to the Girl’s Death
Mother Charged With Manslaughter After Daughter Dies From Lack of Diabetes Treatment
Mother charged with involuntary manslaughter for daughter’s death after concealing girl’s diabetes
A Woman Was Arrested For Allegedly Not Treating Her Daughter’s Diabetes And Letting Her Die
Girl that Died from Diabetes Saw a Chiropractor Instead of a Doctor

Linda Sweat

No PhotoName: Linda Sweat.
Died: October 23, 2018.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Mansfield, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; disabled elder, “bedridden”.

Details:
Linda’s daughter starved her to death.

Perpetrator: Jennifer Sweat (Daughter), charged with murder, manslaughter, and failure to provide for an incapacitated person.

Source:
Woman whose mother starved to death charged with murder
Mansfield woman indicted for murder after her mother starves to death
Mansfield woman arrested in suspicious death of 77-year-old mother
Woman accused of starving her mom ‘lied from the beginning,’ detective says
Woman held on $500,000 cash bond in connection with mother’s death

Irma Reese

No PhotoName: Irma Jean Reese.
Died: October 18, 2018.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bailey, Mississippi, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Irma died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a house fire set by her son, who knew that she used a wheelchair and couldn’t get out of the house on her own.

Perpetrator: Michael Reese (Son), charged with capital murder and arson.

Source:
Son charged with capital murder, arson in fatal fire
Mississippi man charged with setting fire, killing mother
Bailey man charged with arson, murder in mother’s death