Mary Smith

Photo of Mary Smith, a heavyset woman with dark-brown skin and shoulder-length hair in ringlets. She is wearing lipstick and a white blouse, and squinting at the camera.Name: Mary Jane Smith.
Died: May 22, 2018.
Age at death: 88.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA.
Disability: Dementia, Parkinson’s disease.

Details:
Mary Jane’s daughter took her out of her nursing home and took her home. There, Mary was severely neglected. She didn’t get enough food to eat or adequate medical care, and she developed bedsores. Doctors repeatedly informed Mary’s daughter that she needed care. Finally, Mary was brought to the hospital, weighing only 72 pounds, and died days later.

Mary Jane owned a beauty shop, ran a day care, and worked as a nurse’s aide.

Perpetrator: Gladys Smith (Daughter).

Source:
Denver coroner rules 88-year-old woman’s death a homicide due to neglectful care
88-year-Old Woman’s Death In Denver Declared Homicide
Mary Jane Smith Obituary – Denver, CO

Wilson Ross

No PhotoName: Wilson Ross.
Died: May 21, 2018.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Summerville, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Frail elder.

Details:
Wilson’s son, who had moved in to help him and his wife, stabbed him to death. His wife survived.

Perpetrator: Charles Ross (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
Summerville father’s stabbing death by son stuns neighbors
911 call released in fatal Summerville stabbing; son accused of stabbing father
Man Gives Shocking Confession During 911 Call

Bernadette Green

No PhotoName: Bernadette Green.
Died: May 18, 2018.
Age at death: 88.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, England, UK.
Disability: Mobility impaired due to fall; frail elder.

Details:
Bernadette’s son severely neglected her before killing her by smothering her.

Perpetrator: Stephen Green (Son), convicted of murder, sentenced to 14 years to life.

Source:
Preston murder trial Day 2: Mum showed signs of severe neglect
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Preston pensioner Bernadette Green was found with neglected rotting skin injuries, murder jury told

Judith Howe

No PhotoName: Judith Howe.
Died: April 16, 2018.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease, aphasia.

Details:
Judith’s daughter neglected her. When told by friends that she should take Judith to the doctor, Judith’s daughter refused despite her mother’s worsening condition. Instead of caring for her mother, she spent her mother’s money on herself. Eventually someone called for a welfare check, and Judith was brought to the hospital with severe bedsores, weighing 80 pounds. Too far gone to survive, she died in hospice from a combination of infection and malnutrition.

Perpetrator: Sandy Howe (Daughter), charged with first-degree murder, abuse, and neglect.

Source:
Police: Las Vegas woman’s neglect led to elderly mother’s 2018 death
Las Vegas woman charged with murder in ailing mother’s death
Report: Las Vegas woman facing murder charge neglected mother to the point of death
Woman faces murder, abuse and neglect charges in mother’s death

Susan and Daniel Gibson

No PhotoName: Susan Gibson.
Age at death: 75.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Name: Daniel L. Gibson.
Age at death: 17.
Disability: Unspecified; special needs.

Died: April 9, 2018.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Reeds Spring, Missouri, USA.

Details:
Susan and her grandson Daniel were shot dead by Susan’s son, Daniel’s father, in a murder-suicide. Also killed was Cynthia Miller, 43, the girlfriend of the killer.

Perpetrator: Victor Gibson (Father of Daniel, son of Susan).

Source:
Neighbor describes family who lived at Stone County home where 4 were found dead
One teen, three adults die in suspected murder-suicide in Missouri Ozarks
Four found shot to death in home near Branson West

Patricia Gottlieb

No PhotoName: Patricia Preshner Gottlieb.
Died: March 12, 2018.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Patricia’s daughter neglected her. She died of sepsis from having been kept in a filthy environment, covered in bedsores, and denied even basic care.

She had two grandchildren.

Perpetrator: Ellyn Gottlieb (Daughter), charged with neglect of a care-dependent person, aggravated assault and involuntary manslaughter.

Source:
Havertown woman charged with neglect, death of her mother
Pennsylvania woman charged in mother’s death after victim found covered in feces, ulcers
‘Inhumanely Treated By Her Daughter’: Haverford Township Woman Arrested In Death Of 83-Year-Old Mother
Woman charged with neglect in death of her mother, 83
PATRICIA GOTTLIEB Obituary

Leo McWilliams

Photo of Leo McWilliams, an older man with gray hair and fair skin, wearing a plum-colored shirt and smiling for the camera.Name: Norman “Leo” McWilliams.
Died: March 8, 2018.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Buckhannon, West Virginia, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Leo’s son cut his throat, killing him.

Leo was a retired machine shop teacher who bred Old English Bulldogs.

Perpetrator: Timothy McWilliams (Son), pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter.

Source:
Decades after previous killing, Upshur man faces new murder charge
Norman ‘Leo’ (Mac) McWilliams
Timothy McWilliams
Buckhannon man pleads guilty to killing father
Man accused of murdering his father pleads to voluntary manslaughter
A HREF=”https://www.wvnews.com/news/wvnews/man-acquitted-of-murder-in-s-pleads-guilty-to-voluntary/article_dbe214dc-65b2-52bf-965c-565dfff2580b.html”>Man acquitted of murder in 1980s pleads guilty to 2018 voluntary manslaughter in Buckhannon, WV

Liese Sparks

No PhotoName: Liese Colleen Sparks.
Died: February 23, 2018.
Age at death: 57.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness; mobility impaired, unable to walk.

Details:
Liese’s son had a history of threatening and mistreating her, but she depended on him to care for her because of her limited mobility.

While she was in the hospital, Liese’s son entered her room and stabbed her to death.

Perpetrator: Alexander Sparks (Son), charged with premeditated murder.

Source:
He apparently did it right after a nurse had checked on her
Son charged with stabbing mom to death in her hospital room told cops she ‘was a bad influence’
Son Charged with Stabbing Mother to Death in Tallahassee Hospital
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Man who killed mom in hospital battled mental illness

Cynthia Brunner

No PhotoName: Cynthia Brunner.
Died: February 19, 2018.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Cary, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Diabetes, chronic illness; required caregiver.

Details:
For a month, Cynthia’s son didn’t give her her medication.

When Cynthia fell down the stairs, her son left her on the floor to die, refusing to call for help.

Perpetrator: Eric Paul Brunner (Son), charged with second-degree murder and elder abuse.

Source:
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Man accused of letting mom die withheld medicine, sheriff’s investigator says
Cary man left mom to die after falling down stairs, warrants say
Man Allegedly Walked Over Dying Mother to Gain Inheritance

Akira Uwashitomi

No PhotoName: Akira Uwashitomi.
Died: February 14, 2018.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Kameoka City, Kyoto, Japan.
Disability: Chronic illness.

Details:
Mr. Uwashitomi was stomped to death by his son, who was tired of caring for him.

Perpetrator: Kei Uwashitomi (Son), charged with manslaughter.

Source:
Kyoto: Man, 31, accused of stomping nearly bedridden father to death
31-year-old man arrested for killing bedridden father