Michaelina Simonetti

Old-fashioned portrait photo of Michaelina Simonetti.Name: Michaelina Simonetti.
Died: September 15, 2014.
Age at death: 93.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: New Britain, Connecticut, USA.
Disability: Blind; disabled.

Details:
Michaelina was left on a mattress and neglected for five months by her son; she died of malnutrition and lack of care.

Perpetrator: Frank Simonetti (Son), charged with first-degree manslaughter.

Source: New Britain Man Charged With Manslaughter In 93-Year-Old Mother’s Death

Sophie Kostek

No PhotoName: Sophie Kostek.
Died: August 7, 2014.
Age at death: 88.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Somerset, Maryland, USA.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Sophie’s son beat her to death.

Perpetrator: Michael Kostek (Son), pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Source:
Somerset man pleads guilty in death of disabled mother
Prosecutors allege Somerset man hit elderly, disabled mother and threw her on bed, where she was found dead
Trial date set for Somerset man accused of killing mother
Trial date scheduled for Somerset man accused in mother’s murder
Boyko Memorial Funeral Home – Sophie (Provocyck) Kostek – Obituary
Somerset man held without bail in killing of mother
Lawyer for Somerset man accused of killing mom asks for medical records
Somerset man charged with killing elderly mother
Somerset man indicted on murder charge in death of elderly mother

Marcia Clark

Photo of Marcia Clark. She is a thin elderly woman with pale skin and gray hair, wearing glasses and a purple long-sleeved shirt. Name: Marcia Clark.
Died: July 20, 2014.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Taree, New South Wales, Australia.
Disability: Frail elder; caregiver claimed dementia and Parkinson’s.

Details:
Marcia died of infected bed sores and starvation after being neglected by her daughter.

The death was ruled as having been of “natural causes… the combined effects of severe malnutrition and infection… after a period of being neglected by her carer.”

Perpetrator: Nadia Clark (Daughter), no crime.

Source:
How the system failed this elderly mother and her daughter who couldn’t cope
Death of Marcia Clark: Coroner finds daughter struggled to care for elderly mother
Findings Marcia Clark.pdf

Cecily Kurtz

No PhotoName: Cecily Kurtz.
Died: July 2, 2014.
Age at death: 79.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Didcot, England, UK.
Disability: Bipolar disorder, OCD.

Details:
Cecily was unable to care for her own needs because of her mental illness, but her daughter left her on the couch and did not care for her. Having been neglected for years, she died of a pulmonary embolism in a filthy room, weighing 85 pounds.

Perpetrator: Emma-Jane Kurtz (Daughter), convicted of willful neglect, sentenced to serve at least half of a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence; sentence overturned when judge determined that the court had not proved that Cecily lacked the ability to make her own decisions.

Source:
Daughter left mum to die in own faeces
Emma-Jane Kurtz jailed after mum is found dead due to neglect
Daughter jailed for leaving mother to die in her own feces
Neglected mum’s body ‘looked like photograph from WW2 concentration camp’
Doctor who cared for ‘neglected’ mother ‘blocked by family’
Daughter cleared of neglect after mum, 79, died in ‘pool of urine and diarrhoea’

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.

Details:
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.

Source:
Oklahoma City man gets 12 years in prison for fatal beating of father, 91
Oklahoma City Man Charged With Murder In Father’s Death

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”.

Details:
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.

Source:
Court Document: Wethersfield Man Confessed To Killing 86-Year-Old Mom
John Waszynski charged with mother’s murder after her body is found in their home
Man charged with murdering mother, living with body
Waszynski, Julian

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.

Details:
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.

Details:
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.

Details:
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.

Details:
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.

Source:
In her own words: Pam Hupp on her mother`s fatal fall
Woman, 77, dies after falling from third-floor balcony of Fenton-area retirement home
Shirley Neumann Obituary
Police seek new information on death of Pamela Hupp’s mother
Police reviewing death of Pamela Hupp’s mother
Police reviewing death of Pamela Hupp’s mother
Loved ones of man killed by Pamela Hupp speak out
Pam Hupp could still be collecting government disability checks in jail
Medical examiner changes manner of death for Pamela Hupp’s mother
Mom’s Death Not to Be Discussed at Pamela Hupp’s Trial