Masako Ikawa

No PhotoName: Masako Ikawa.
Died: December 28, 2019.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Ms. Ikawa was strangled by her husband, who then killed himself.

Perpetrator: Tamotsu Ikawa (Husband).

Source: Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Harilal

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Name: Harilal.
Died: December 23, 2019.
Age at death: 20.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Disability: Mental illness or disability.

Details:
Harilal, who had been mentally disabled since childhood, developed a drinking problem as he reached adulthood. When he came home drunk, his mother argued with him. Then, when he fell asleep, she strangled him and dumped his body.

Perpetrator: Islavath Chandi (Mother), confessed to murder.

Source:
Mother kills disabled son, dumps body

Sayoko Inada

No PhotoName: Sayoko Inada.
Died: December 16, 2019.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fukoka, Japan.
Disability: Parkinson’s disease.

Details:
Sayoko lived with her mother in a senior housing facility. Her mother, worried about finances, stabbed her to death in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Her mother.

Source:
Alleged elderly murder-suicide shows flaws in Japan nursing care insurance system
Woman in 80s stabs daughter, 70, to death, then self in Fukuoka

Sharon Theleman

No PhotoName: Sharon Theleman.
Died: November 19, 2019.
Age at death: 51.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fenton, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability, visually impaired, mobility impaired.

Details:
Sharon lived at an assisted living facility. Her mother, who was worried about developing dementia, took her out of the facility and to a hotel, where she stabbed Sharon to death and attempted suicide. She left a note that said she was doing it as a favor to Sharon’s brothers, so they would not be “burdened” with caring for her.

Perpetrator: Marjorie Theleman (Mother), charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Source:
Mother charged with stabbing daughter in attempted murder-suicide in Fenton hotel
Missouri woman, 78, accused of killing daughter in hotel in attempted murder-suicide
St. Louis Police: Mother took daughter from care facility, killed her
Police: Mother took daughter from care facility, killed her

Shinobu, Yoshio, and Takio Kishimoto

No PhotoName: Shinobu Kishimoto.
Age at death: 95.
Disability: Unspecified disability requiring level-1 nursing care.

Name: Yoshio Kishimoto.
Age at death: 93.
Disability: Disabled elder.

Name: Takio Kishimoto.
Age at death: 70.
Disability: Stroke; used a cane.

Died: November 17, 2019.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Tsuruga, Fukui, Japan.

Details:
Shinobi and Yoshio lived with their son, Takio, and his wife. Takio’s wife killed them all by strangling them.

Takio was the CEO of a construction company, which he had inherited from Yoshio.

Perpetrator: Masako Kishimoto (Daughter-in-law of Shinobu and Yoshio; wife of Takio), charged with murder.

Source:
Woman arrested on suspicion of murder after 3 bodies found in central Japan home

Sefiah Hamid

No PhotoName: Sefiah Hamid.
Died: November 12, 2019.
Age at death: 62.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kuantan, Malaysia.
Disability: Spinal cord injury; paraplegic.

Details:
Sefiah’s son stabbed her to death with a kitchen knife. When her daughter and her boyfriend realized what was happening, he stabbed them, too; but passer-by were able to rescue them and tie up the killer. Sefiah’s daughter and her boyfriend were taken to the hospital and are stable and expected to survive.

Perpetrator: Her son.

Source:
Son allegedly stabs mum to death in Kuantan

Jacqueline Juhlin

No PhotoName: Jacqueline Ghislaine Juhlin.
Died: October 14, 2019.
Age at death: 50.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Venice, Florida, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Jacqueline was shot by her husband because she had dementia.

Perpetrator: Wayne Juhlin (Husband), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
94-year-old shoots, kills his wife because she had dementia
94-year-old Venice man killed his wife, who was suffering from dementia, police say

Aiko Matsubara

No PhotoName: Aiko Matsubara.
Died: October 9, 2019.
Age at death: 90.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified; disabled elder.

Details:
Ms. Matsubara’s granddaughter killed her by stuffing a towel into her mouth until she suffocated.

Perpetrator: Akane Matsubara (Granddaughter), charged with murder.

Source: Woman arrested after stuffing towel into 90-year-old grandmother’s mouth, killing her

Dorothy Davis

No PhotoName: Dorothy Davis.
Died: October 7, 2019.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Midwest City, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
As she lay in her bed, Dorothy was shot by her husband.

In the afternoons, neighbors often saw her sitting on the porch, holding hands with her husband.

Perpetrator: Royce Davis (Husband), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
80-year-old man accused of killing wife of 50 years because she had dementia, MWC police say
Police: 80-year-old man killed wife of 50 years because she had dementia
‘They were lovely people’: Neighbors shocked after learning 80-year-old man shot wife of 55 years
“It was sad that he felt like this was the only option,” Man allegedly shot, killed wife suffering from dementia