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

Mary Fitzgerald

Photo of a white-haired older lady, wearing glasses.Name: Mary E. Fitzgerald.
Died: February 17, 2019.
Age at death: 85.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Rutland City, New York, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Mary’s daughter and grandson neglected her; when she was brought to the hospital, she was very thin and badly injured, already dying. To make things even worse, a nurse at the nursing home where she died stole her pain medication, so that she died in pain.

Mary had worked at a delicatessen and bakery. She had three grandchildren.

Perpetrator: Marie E. Fitzgerald (Daughter), charged with murder and neglect of a vulnerable adult; Christopher Preedom (Grandson), charged with murder and neglect of a vulnerable adult; and Dermot J. Hanna (Nurse), charged for fraud and exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

Source:
Daughter and grandson charged with second-degree murder in death of 85-year-old
Mother and son charged with murder of grandmother
Woman and son may face homicide charge for grandmother’s death
Mary E. Fitzgerald

Noeleen Marinovich

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Name: Noeleen Ann Marinovich.
Died: February 7, 2019.
Age at death: 59.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Oratia, North Island, New Zealand.
Disability: Bipolar disorder, mobility impaired.

Details:
Noeleen’s son strangled her, then bludgeoned her to death with a hammer.

For her 60th birthday, she wanted to go to Queenstown. She died at age 59.

Perpetrator: Martin Marinovich (Son), convicted of murder.

Source:
Man found guilty of murdering mother with hammer
Son who strangled mother and hit her with a hammer 12 times guilty of murder
Noeleen MARINOVICH’s Notice

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

Donna Featherstone

Colorized black-and-white photo of a young woman with curly hair, fair skin, and blue flowers in her hair, smiling for the camera. She has an engagement ring on her finger.Name: Donna Featherstone.
Died: January 25, 2019.
Age at death: 78.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah, USA.
Disability: Mobility impaired.

Details:
Donna’s son left her in place on her couch; she died from pneumonia, influenza, and sepsis due to infected pressure sores.

She and her husband had worked as owners and administrators of a nursing home. Her cousin remembers her infectious smile and bubbly personality; getting a hug from her was, she says, “like a huge pillow just enveloping you.” Her hobby was researching her family’s genealogy.

Perpetrator: Mackey Featherstone (Son), charged with aggravated abuse of an elder adult.

Source:
Police: Pleasant Grove man arrested after leaving mother in deplorable conditions
Donna Jeanne Featherstone – View Obituary & Service Information
Pleasant Grove woman dies after living two weeks in ‘horrendous’ conditions

Sharon McManness

No PhotoName: Sharon McManness.
Died: January 23, 2019.
Age at death: 75.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Olanthe, Kansas, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Sharon’s son moved in to care for her, but then moved back out even though she had severe dementia. She needed more care than he provided, and was eventually found dead. She was malnourished and dehydrated, weighed only 58 pounds, and most likely died from an infection caused by her severe bedsores.

Perpetrator: Raymond McManness (Son), charged with first-degree murder and mistreatment of a dependent adult.

Source:
New Kansas elder abuse law used to charge son with Olathe mom’s murder
Olathe man accused of killing his mother appears in court
Man charged with murder after Olathe woman found dead in home
Son charged in connection with death of 75-year-old mother in Olathe
Olathe woman died weighing 58 pounds; son refused to take her to doctor: charges
Grisly details revealed in Olathe mistreatment case where son is accused of murder in mom’s death
Kansas man charged in death of mother who weighed 58 lbs
Kansas man charged in death of ‘very emaciated’ 58-pound mom
Update: Kansas man charged in death of mother who weighed 58 lbs

Chet Scharnick

Photo of Chet Scharnick, an older man wearing a Cardinals baseball cap, sporting a wispy white goatee and mustache.Name: Chet Scharnick.
Died: January 18, 2019.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fresno, California, USA.
Disability: Blind in one eye.

Details:
In his youth, Chet was a baseball player; as an adult he became a professional painter who painted murals in downtown Fresno.

He was found dead, and his stepdaughter was arrested for his murder. She had previously been renting an apartment from him, but was evicted when she set the building on fire.

Perpetrator: Katreeva Woolf (Stepdaughter), charged with murder, burglary, attempted arson, and possession of a stolen car.

Source:
84-year-old man murdered at Fresno home was well-known painter with big heart

Willie Moore

No PhotoName: Willie Moore.
Died: January 8, 2019.
Age at death: 60.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Durham, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
A neighbor had not seen Willie for some time and called the police to check on him. The welfare check triggered a five-hour standoff, after which police found Willie had been killed by his son.

Neighbors remember him as a kind man who used to help his neighbor move her trash cans.

Perpetrator: Chivalery Alexander Moore (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
Man shot by deputy during Durham standoff charged in father’s death
WARRANT: Kinston man texted about killing dad, sent photos

Frank Novak

No PhotoName: Frank Novak.
Died: December 20, 2018.
Age at death: 92.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hempfield, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Early dementia.

Details:
After he argued with his son about a missing cell phone, Frank’s son beat him to death with the wooden armrest from a dining room chair; then he set the house on fire.

Frank was a World War II Navy veteran who worked at American Window Glass. He had three grandchildren.

Perpetrator: Douglas Novak (Son), pleaded guilty but mentally ill to third-degree murder.

Source:
Hempfield man pleads guilty but mentally ill in elderly father’s beating death
Frank Novak – Thursday, December 20th, 2018