James Tate

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Name: James Tate.
Died: January 19, 2020.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: West Town, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; used a walker after recent arm and heart surgery.

Details:
James and his wife had told their son that he wasn’t allowed in the house if he was drunk. But his son came home drunk anyway, and when they confronted him about it, his son stabbed him to death and tried to kill his wife, who survived.

Perpetrator: Michael Tate (Son), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Man murdered disabled dad, tried to stab mom in in West Town, prosecutors say

Elmer Norris

No PhotoName: Elmer Norris.
Died: November 22, 2019.
Age at death: 91.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Pasadena, Maryland, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; needed help with daily life activities.

Details:
Elmer lived with his son, who neglected him. When other family members tried to help him, his son refused to let them see Elmer and even changed the locks on the doors. Elmer died of pneumonia and pressure ulcers from being left alone on his bed with no care.

Perpetrator: Danny Norris (Son), charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, vulnerable adult abuse, and reckless endangerment.

Source:
Man arrested on charges including second degree murder, adult abuse of family member

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

Dinah Durham

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Name: Dinah Durham.
Died: September 2, 2019.
Age at death: 65.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Mableton, Georgia, USA.
Disability: ALS.

Details:
Dinah’s sons starved her, dehydrated, and left her alone in her wheelchair until she developed severe pressure sores that quickly became infected. She died from sepsis, weighing only 75 pounds.

Perpetrator: Christopher Lee Durham (Son), charged with felony murder, neglect, and exploiting an elderly or disabled person; James Stephen Stanfield Jr. (Son), charged with felony murder and neglect.

Source:
They left their mother sitting in her own feces for 2 weeks before she died. Now, they face felony charges
Cobb men charged with murder following disabled mother’s death
Mableton brothers killed elderly mother, police say

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