Theodore Meyer

Photo of Theodore Meyer, an elderly white man in a suit and black tie, wearing glasses.Name: Theodore Meyer.
Died: June 28, 2014.
Age at death: 91.
Cause of death: Murder (Beating).
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Dementia, heart disease.

Theodore’s son beat him to death with his own cane.

Perpetrator: Donald Ray Meyer (Son), convicted of first-degree murder, sentenced to 12 years.

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Krystyna Waszynski

No PhotoName: Krystyna Waszynski.
Died: December 2013; body found May 14, 2014.
Age at death: 86.
Cause of death: Murder (Strangled).
Location: Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA.
Disability: Elderly disabled, “mostly bedridden”.

Krystyna Wasynski was strangled to death by her son. He did not report the death for several months, afraid of being charged with murder.

Krystyna was the widow of Julian Waszynski, an Auschwitz survivor who died in 2005. She left behind three grandchildren.

Perpetrator: John Waszynski (Son), charged with murder.

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Ramona Atkinson

No PhotoName: Ramona Atkinson.
Died: April 30, 2014 (Body found).
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Parker, Florida, USA.
Disability: Elderly disabled; wheelchair user.

Ramona’s son stole her money and her wheelchair and left her to die.

Perpetrator: Herbert Todd Atkinson (Son), charged with elder neglect, exploitation.

Source: Police: Man stole disabled mom’s money and left her to die

Harlan Haynes

Photo of Harlan Haynes.Name: Harlan Haynes.
Died: March 12, 2014 (Body found).
Age at death: 96.
Cause of death: Fatal neglect.
Location: South Kitsap, Washington, USA.
Disability: Unspecified.

Harlan was neglected by his daughter; he died of starvation.

Perpetrator: Renee Roberta Nash (Daughter); pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree manslaughter; sentenced to 2 years in prison.

Source: South Kitsap woman jailed on murder charge in father’s death

Blanche Cowan

No PhotoName: Blanche Cowan.
Died: March 10, 2014.
Age at death: 100.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Rushsylvania, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Elderly disabled.

Blanche’s daughter was supposed to be caring for her, but instead Blanche was exiled to a filthy trailer behind her daughter’s house, with only her developmentally disabled son to care for her. Blanche died of starvation, dehydration, and untreated bedsores.

Perpetrator: Mary Strawser (Daughter); pled guilty to neglect; sentenced to 18 months, eligible for early release in 30 days. Sonny Scott (son), died of natural causes a few months after his mother died.

Source: Woman pleads guilty in 100-year-old mother’s death

Shirley Neumann

Photo of Shirley Neumann, an elderly woman with short gray hair. She is wearing a white blouse and earrings.Name: Shirley Neumann.
Died: October 31, 2013.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fenton, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Shirley Neumann’s death was initially thought to be an accident. Her daughter, who visited her at her retirement home, was the last person to see her alive; when her daughter left, she told staff that Shirley would not be down for dinner. In the morning, Shirley was found dead beneath her broken fourth-floor balcony, having fallen to her death. Her daughter was the beneficiary of her $500,000 life insurance policy.

Shirley’s death was ruled an accident, but her daughter Pamela Hupp is under investigation for two other murders, also of disabled people: Betsy Faria, her friend, whose death was disguised as a suicide; and Lewis Gumpenberger, her ex-boyfriend, whom Pamela shot, claiming that he had attempted to rob her.

Investigators tested the railing and found that someone of Shirley’s weight should not have been able to break the railing by falling into it. Shirley Neumann’s manner of death has been officially changed from “accidental” to “undetermined”.

Perpetrator: Pamela Hupp (Daughter), under investigation.

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Amoe Stevens

Photo of Amoe Stevens.Name: Amoe Seline Stevens.
Died: October 18, 2013.
Age at death: 64.
Cause of death: Rape-Murder.
Location: Neasden, London, UK.
Disability: Mobility/speech impairment after stroke.

Amoe was raped and murdered by her son-in-law.

Perpetrator: Mohammed Yassin Yusuf (Son-in-law).

Source: Neasden stroke victim murdered by son-in-law’s violent sex assault

83-year-old woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: October 2013.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Disability: Stroke, dementia, mental illness, epilepsy.

This 83-year-old woman was left on her bed, starving and neglected, until she finally died of pneumonia. She was severely malnourished and filthy, and had been fed by mouth even though her stroke had made it difficult for her to swallow.

Three of her grandchildren are set to testify against their parents for the abuse that ended in their grandmother’s death.

Perpetrator: Her 50-year-old son and his 44-year-old wife, both charged with reckless conduct endangering life and reckless conduct endangering serious injury.

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Edward O’Brien Jr.

Gravestone of Edward J. O'brien Jr.Name: Edward J. O’Brien Jr.
Died: September 8, 2013.
Age at death: 92.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: West Whiteland, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Heart condition.

Edward’s son kept him from getting medical treatment for his heart condition and neglected him. When he died of heart failure, he was starving and covered in bedsores.

Mr. O’Brien was a World War II veteran.

Perpetrator: Edward J. O’Brien III (Son), found guilty of third-degree murder, involuntary murder, aggravated assault, and recklessly endangering another person, sentenced to 5-10 years.

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Lola Mae Stout

No PhotoName: Lola Mae Stout.
Died: July 14, 2013.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Disability: Stroke, goiter, schizophrenia.

Instead of getting medical care for their ailing mother, Lola Mae’s sons and husband loaded her in the back of the van where they all lived along with 35 starving animals. As they loaded her in, she collapsed, but they ignored her and went on a two-hour drive to Phoenix. The van had no air conditioning; when they arrived, they found her dead.

Perpetrator: Alan Stout (Son), Gregory Stout (Son), Alva Stout (Husband); all three were sentenced to 2 years probation for vulnerable adult abuse and animal cruelty.

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