Teru Inaba

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Name: Teru Inaba.
Died: February 2, 2021.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Head injury.
Location: Tokyo, Japan.
Disability: Cognitive impairment; bedridden.

Details:
Ms. Inaba’s adult child allegedly punched her several times in the face, and she died from her injuries. Police said they reported being “tired of caring for her”.

Case status:
Megumi Inaba (Offspring), charged with murder.

Source:
Tokyo: Man, 52, accused in fatal assault of disabled mother
Woman arrested over death of 83-year-old disabled mother
Megumi Inaba’s gender is not consistent in news reports. –Ed.

Saburo Sato

No PhotoName: Saburo Sato.
Died: December 30, 2020.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Injuries from assault.
Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Mr. Sato’s son is accused of beating him in the head and stomach; police say he admitted to the charge, saying he had “lost patience” with his father due to his dementia. When Mr. Sato lost consciousness, his son called emergency services, but he was declared dead at the hospital.

Case status:
Seiichi Sato (Son), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source:
Man, 44, accused of fatally assaulting senile father in Yokohama
Man arrested over murder of 73-year-old father

Thomas Gruidl

No PhotoName: Thomas Gruidl.
Died: November 20, 2020.
Age at death: Elder.
Cause of death: Blunt force trauma.
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; confined to bed.

Details:
Thomas’s son is charged with beating him to death as he lay in his bed.

Case status:
Flynn Thomas Gruidl (Son), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
‘There’s blood everywhere’: 911 caller describes finding man allegedly beaten to death by son
Man charged with murder in father’s death

Pauline Lankford

No PhotoName: Pauline Lankford.
Died: September 15, 2020.
Age at death: 87.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Blythe, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Pauline’s family left her sitting on a chair in the living room. They did not feed her, bathe her, or give her medication. She died from dehydration, malnutrition, and multiple infected pressure sores.

Perpetrator: Clifton Brady (Son-in-law), charged with neglect of a disabled adult; Cynthia Brady (Daughter).

Source:
Blythe couple accused of murder in death of elderly relative granted bond
UPDATE: Man arrested suspicious death of elderly woman in Blythe
Coroner investigating death of 87-year-old woman in Blythe
Warrant: Man withheld food, medication from 87-year-old Blythe woman found dead

Yoko Shinya

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Name: Yoko Shinya.
Died: September 4, 2020.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Saitama, Japan.
Disability: A chronic diease.

Details:
Ms. Shinya’s son strangled her as she lay in her hospital bed. Hospital staff saw him trying to kill her and intervened, but she had been badly hurt and died hours later. Her son told police he “couldn’t bear watching” and wanted to “make her comfortable”.

Perpetrator: Akira Shinya (Son), arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Source:
Man arrested over murder of ailing mother in hospital
Saitama: Man, 50, strangles ill mother in hospital

Billy Hopson

No PhotoName: Billy R. Hopson.
Died: June 7, 2020.
Age at death: 94.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Lewiston, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Billy’s son suffocated him because he “had no dignity left and he couldn’t watch him any longer.” Billy fought hard to survive, biting his son on the hand and making it impossible for the killer to pretend he had died in his sleep. The killer, hand bleeding and unnerved by Billy’s determination to survive, immediately confessed to his sister and was arrested.

Perpetrator: Mark L. Hopson (Son), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Hopson told sister he smothered father
Lewiston man accused of killing his father will stand trial Feb. 1

Kathy Erbeldig

No PhotoName: Kathy Erbeldig.
Died: April 30, 2020.
Age at death: 63.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Elizabethtown, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Legally blind.

Details:
Kathy’s daughter and an unrelated man stole $700 from her bank account, which they used to buy the gun with which they murdered her.

Perpetrator: Krystal A. Erbelding (Daughter) and Jacob Lugmayer, both charged with murder, robbery, and abuse of a corpse.

Source:
Amazon’s Alexa may be key witness in clearing Kentucky woman of her mother’s murder, attorneys say
Kentucky police: Man, woman charged with killing blind mother
Hardin County man, woman charged with killing blind mother
Police: Man, woman charged with killing blind mother
Pair charged with murder could face death penalty
Couple charged after ‘shooting woman’s blind mom in the head and taking $700′

Shoko Takahashi

No PhotoName: Shoko Takahashi.
Died: March 4, 2020.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.

Details:
Shoko’s son beat her to death because she wouldn’t take her medicine.

Perpetrator: Noboru Takahashi (Son), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source: 52-year-old man charged with killing 82-year-old mother

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