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

Mildred Costanza

No PhotoName: Mildred Costanza.
Died: October 4, 2019.
Age at death: 78.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Wausau, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Frail elder.

Details:
Mildred’s daughter, who ostensibly cared for her, kept her in deplorable conditions and did not take her to the doctor even when she developed a serious infection. Weakened by hunger and neglect, Mildred died of a Tramadol overdose. She weighed only 75 pounds.

Perpetrator: Mary Tessmer (Daughter), charged with intentionally subjecting an individual at risk to abuse, causing death.

Source:
Woman charged in death of elderly mother who overdosed
Ringle woman accused of chronic neglect in mother’s death

Kiyoko Otsuka

Photo of an older Japanese woman wearing glasses and a blouse.Name: Kiyoko Otsuka.
Died: July 7, 2019.
Age at death: 96.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Gamagori City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Mobility impaired.

Details:
Ms. Otsuka had been unable to go outside because of problems with her leg for several months. She lived with her son and daughter-in-law.

Ms. Otsuka was strangled by her daughter-in-law, who explained that she had done it because she couldn’t sleep because she was taking care of Ms. Otsuka.

Perpetrator: Fumiko Otsuka (Daughter-in-law), charged with murder.

Source:
Aichi: Woman, 70, suspected of killing bedridden mother-in-law

Ashamati

No PhotoName: Ashamati.
Died: July 6, 2019.
Age at death: 75.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Balangir, Odisha, India.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.

Details:
Ashamati’s son was arguing with her husband, and when her son picked up a piece of wood and started hitting her husband, Ashamati demanded he stop. In response, her son poured kerosene on her and set her on fire. She died from her injuries.

Perpetrator: Santosh Kharsel (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
Man burns mother to death in Balangir
Man burns bedridden mother to death
Man sets bed-ridden mom on fire, arrested

91-year-old woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: June 19, 2019.
Age at death: 91.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Shevchenko, Isilkulsky district, Omsk Oblast, Siberia, Russia.
Disability: Blind; frail elder.

Details:
This 91-year-old woman was beaten to death by her son because he was tired of caring for her.

Perpetrator: Ivan L. (Son), charged with infliction of bodily harm resulting in death.

Source:
A resident of Omsk region beat to death a blind 91-year-old mother
Житель Омской области досмерти избил свою слепую 91-летнюю мать
Омич устал ухаживать за тяжелобольной слепой матерью и забил ее до смерти — СуперОмск

Wilma Melchert

Photo of an older woman with short, permed brown hair, wearing a flower-print dress.Name: Wilma Melchert.
Died: June 12, 2019.
Age at death: 85.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Gillespie, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Frail elder, needed full-time care.

Details:
Wilma did a lot of volunteer work and was active in her community, went to church and was a member of the Lions Club. Her daughter, Denise, says that her mother “wanted to live.”

Wilma’s daughter-in-law took her home from her nursing home and poisoned her with a morphine overdose.

Perpetrator: Amy Melchert (Daughter-in-law), charged with murder.

Source: Wood River nurse charged with killing mother-in-law in hospice

Betty Crews

Photo of an older woman with straight white hair dyed partly blonde and dark circles under her eyes.Name: Betty Elouise Crews.
Died: June 7, 2019.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, USA.
Disability: Disabled elder.

Details:
Betty lived with her daughter and another caretaker. They did not care for her, and she starved to death.

Perpetrator: Christopher Kennedy and Evelyn Kennedy (Daughter), both charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Daughter, one other charged with murder after 72-year-old mother starved to death in Roane County
Daughter charged in starving death of elderly mother
Caretakers charged in starvation death of Roane County woman
Obituary of Betty Elouise Crews | Harriman Location

Kiyoshi Suzukawa

No PhotoName: Kiyoshi Suzukawa.
Died: March 2, 2019.
Age at death: 81.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified; disabled elder.

Details:
Kiyoshi’s son strangled him to death. He said he had done it because caring for his father was stressful.

Perpetrator: Koji Suzukawa (Son), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source: 46-year-old man kills bedridden father, then tries to kill himself

Keith Theriot

Photo of a middle-aged man with a gray beard, wearing a camo baseball cap.Name: Keith Theriot.
Died: January 26, 2019.
Age at death: 50.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Ascension Parish, Louisiana, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; disabled veteran.

Details:
Keith played the guitar.

Keith had kicked his son out of his trailer, so the son went to live with his girlfriend. Two weeks later, he killed his girlfriend, her father, and her younger brother; then he drove to his parents’ house and shot Keith and his wife Elizabeth. Keith survived long enough to tell police that it was his son who had shot him.

Perpetrator: Dakota Theriot (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
Louisiana murder suspect caught at grandma’s Virginia home
‘My babies died for nothing’: Louisiana shooting that killed 5 leaves family broken