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:
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Kyoko and Hiroki Naito

No PhotoName: Kyoko Naito.
Age at death: 69.
Disability: Diabetes, mobility impaired.

Name: Hiroki Naito.
Age at death: 36.
Disability: Mental illness/hikikomori.

Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Ono, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
Died: November 26, 2018.

Details:
Kyoko’s husband killed her and her son Hiroki by strangling them with a necktie.

Perpetrator: Hisaki Naito (Husband/Father), arrested.

Source:
Man arrested for killing bedridden wife, ‘hikikomori’ son
Gifu: Man strangles bedridden wife and shut-in son

73-year-old woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: Unknown; news report of trial dated November 9, 2018.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia.
Disability: Unspecified mobility impairment.

Details:
This 73-year-old woman’s daughter-in-law got angry at her, so she put her in the bath and turned on the hot water. She was taken to the hospital and died there of severe burns covering half her body. Her grandchildren, who were too small to help her, had to listen to her cries for help.

Perpetrator: Her 39-year-old daughter-in-law.

Source:
Woman ‘burned disabled mother-in-law to death in bath of scalding water leaving her to die in agony after row’

Gina Riccò

No PhotoName: Gina Riccò.
Died: October 25, 2018.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Langhirano, Parma, Italy.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Gina’s husband shot her, then jumped out a fourth-story window to his death.

Perpetrator: Gino Ziveri (Husband).

Source:
Tragedia: lo stupore e il dolore dei langhiranesi Video
Man, 80, shoots wife, kill self – English

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

You Su Kim

No PhotoName: You Su Kim.
Died: October 9, 2018.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Chemor, Perak, Malaysia.
Disability: Paralysis.

Details:
Mr. You scolded his son for getting high on meth in their house. His son, enraged, murdered him, and dismembered the body.

He was father to four children.

Perpetrator: You Poh Khoon (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
Son who allegedly chopped up dad charged with murder
Man arrested after disabled father found beheaded, dismembered
Son kills disabled father, chops body into 6 pieces in Malaysia
Man allegedly kills disabled father and dumps decapitated body into septic tank
Cops arrest man after disabled dad found dismembered in Chemor
Son arrested on suspicion of killing and chopping up dad’s body

Shuji Sanada

No PhotoName: Shuji Sanada.
Died: October 7, 2018.
Age at death: 49.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Naruto, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified physical disability; bedbound.

Details:
Mr. Sanada’s mother strangled him as he slept.

Perpetrator: Kayoko Sanada (Mother), arrested.

Source: 73-year-old woman arrested for killing disabled 49-year-old son

Shobha Kulkarni

No PhotoName: Shobha Kulkarni.
Died: October 6, 2018.
Age at death: 75.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Thane, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Blind.

Details:
Shobha’s niece demanded that she make breakfast. When Shobha wouldn’t do it, her niece stabbed her 15 times, killing her.

Perpetrator: Swapna Kulkarni (Niece), charged with murder.

Source:
Mumbai: Shocking! Thane woman allegedly stabs blind aunt ’15 times’ to death over refusing to cook breakfast; case registered
Woman arrested for killing her blind aunt in their flat
Thane Woman Stabs Blind Aunt 15 Times for Refusing to Make Breakfast
Woman held for killing her elderly aunt

Sadhana

No PhotoName: Sadhana.
Died: October 6, 2018.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Disability: Mentally ill; bedbound.

Details:
Sadhana’s parents took her to a temple, where they forced her to drink poison. Bystanders saw her resisting and then falling unconscious and called the police, and Sadhana was taken to the hospital. Unfortunately, it was too late, and the girl died two days later.

Perpetrator: S Muneeswaran (Father), arrested and sentenced to 15 days in jail for the poisoning, then charged with murder when Sadhana died; Revanthi (Mother), charged with murder.

Source: Mentally-ill girl dead, parents booked for murder