Zvonimir Petrovski

Photo of Zvonimir Petrovski, a middle-aged man with dark brown hair and light skin, wearing a suit with a pink bow tie.Name: Zvonimir Petrovski.
Died: November 21, 2015.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Disability: Mobility impaired; used crutches.

Details:
Zvonimir lived with a younger housemate who claimed he was her “father figure”. One day when his housemate demanded money for cigarettes and Zvonimir refused, she became angry and stabbed him to death.

Perpetrator: Anna Horneshaw (Housemate), sentenced to 13-17 years in prison.

Source:
17 years jail for woman who stabbed ‘father figure’ to death in cigarette row
Woman jailed for killing housemate in ‘fit of rage’ over cigarette money

Geraldine Chandler

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Name: Geraldine Joyce Chandler.
Died: October 12, 2015.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Unknown.
Location: Cleves, Ohio, USA.
Disability: “Functionally impaired”.

Details:
Geraldine’s caregivers caused her death; police reports are unclear how, but apparently they restrained or locked her up and failed to provide for her needs.

Perpetrator: Kimberly Taggart (Caregiver), charged with abduction, involuntary manslaughter, and failing to provide for a functionally impaired person; John Reid (Caregiver), charged with abduction, involuntary manslaughter, failing to provide for a functionally impaired person, and having weapons while under disability.

Source: 2 indicted in abduction, death of woman, 84

Steven Reis

Photo of Steven Reis, a middle-aged man.Name: Steven Reis.
Died: Body found September 6, 2015; died January 2015.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Unsolved.
Location: Dayton, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Disabled veteran; depression, PTSD, diabetes.

Details:
Steven’s cause of death is still under investigation, but his body was found buried in his basement; he had been dead for about nine months. His caregiver had been using his credit cards and stealing his retirement payments.

Steven Reis was an Air Force veteran.

Perpetrator: Christy Russell (Caregiver), charged with tampering with evidence and credit card fraud.

Source: Woman charged $30,000 on dead man’s credit cards, police say

George Philip Carter

No PhotoName: George Philip Carter.
Died: May 15, 2015.
Age at death: 59.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Spanaway, Washington, USA.
Disability: Autism, developmental disability.

Details:
Philip’s caregiver neglected him; he died of infected bedsores because instead of taking him to a doctor, his caregiver stuffed the bedsores with paper towels.

Perpetrator: Larry John Lee (Unlicensed caregiver), convicted of second-degree murder, sentenced to 18 years.

Source:
Caregiver charged with murder in neglect of vulnerable adult
Caretaker sentenced to 18 years for ‘murder by neglect’

Annie Ee

Closeup photo of Annie Ee, a young woman with brown hair, pale skin, and dark brown eyes.Name: Annie Ee Yu Lian.
Died: April 13, 2015.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Singapore.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Annie lived with a friend and her husband. She worked as a waitress.

Her caregivers took her salary, repeatedly beat her, and did not seek medical care when she was obviously dying. She died from a fat embolism, a clump of fat that tore loose from her injuries and clogged a critical blood vessel. She had a ruptured stomach and many broken bones from eight months of torture.

Perpetrator: Tan Hui Zhen (Housemate), pleaded guilty to causing grievous hurt, sentenced to 16-and-a-half years in jail; Pua Hak Chuan (Housemates), pleaded guilty to causing grievous hurt, sentenced to 14 years in jail and 14 strokes of the cane. Neither could be charged with murder because they “did not intend to kill” Annie, and because she died of a fat embolism, which is a rare medical complication.

Source: Couple ‘tortured’ intellectually disabled waitress, who died after 8 months of abuse
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Couple abused intellectually disabled waitress to completely control her: Prosecutors
Mentally disabled woman dies after being abused for 8 months by couple
Couple tortured intellectually disabled woman for months until she died
Over 18,000 signatures received for petition to seek heavier punishment for abusers of deceased intellectually disabled waitress
Couple who tortured friend to death: Wife gets 16½ years’ jail, husband gets 14 years, 14 strokes of the cane
‘They were like gangsters’: Neighbour of couple who ‘tortured’ intellectually disabled woman
‘An apology is not enough’: Brother of woman who beat Annie Ee to death
People around Annie Ee knew something bad was happening
Couple who tortured Annie Ee: Prosecutor could not charge them with murder, says AGC

Arthur Pelham

Photo of Arthur Pelham.Name: Arthur “Gary” Pelham.
Died: January 5, 2015.
Age at death: 66.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Jonesboro, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia.

Details:
Gary’s caregiver locked him outside the house during a January ice storm and would not let him back inside. In ten hours, he was dead.

Mr. Pelham was a military veteran.

Perpetrator: Dale El Smith (Paid caregiver), convicted of murder, sentenced to life.

Source:
Ex-caregiver gets life for murder in freezing death of man
Murder conviction stands for woman who left veteran outside to freeze
Murder conviction upheld for woman who let veteran freeze to death

William Collins

No PhotoName: William Collins.
Died: December 27, 2014.
Age at death: 92.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; Elderly; wheelchair user.

Details:
William was beaten to death by the couple he was living with, and who were caring for him. He died of head injuries and a broken neck. Mr. Collins was the third elderly tenant to die while living with them; apparently, the couple used the vulnerability of the elderly disabled to steal their tenants’ assets under the guise of caring for them.

Perpetrator: Judith Marc (Caregiver), pleaded guilty to third-degree murder, sentenced to 15-40 years; William Mayo (Caregiver).

Source: Coolbaugh Twp. caregiver faces murder charge
Caretaker pleads guilty to murder in death of 92-year-old
Caregiver sentenced to 15 to 40 years in elderly man’s death

Maria Fuentes

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Name: Maria Fuentes.
Died: November 14, 2014.
Age at death: Adult.
Cause of death: Abuse (Beaten).
Location: Houston, Texas, USA.
Disability: “Physically and mentally disabled”.

Details:
Maria was beaten to death by her caregiver.

Perpetrator: Patrici Devonne Reader (Caregiver), charged with murder.

Source: Autopsy reveals disabled patient suffered ‘painful’ death at hands of caregiver

Dane Hathman

Photo of Dane Hathman, swinging on a swing.Name: Dane William Hathman; also spelled “Dayne”.
Died: August 28, 2014.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fulton, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Details:
Dayne was shot to death by his live-in babysitter.

Perpetrator: Scottie A. Willet (Family friend; caregiver); charged with murder.

Source: Slain 6-year-old loved to play, give hugs