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:
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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

June Knight

No PhotoName: June Knight.
Died: December 10, 2018.
Age at death: 79.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Westcliff, England, UK.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
June’s son went to the care home where she lived, picked her up, and threw her off her third-story balcony. She died from massive brain injuries.

Perpetrator: Robert Knight (Son), charged with murder, pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 2 years, suspended for 2 years.

Source:
Son who threw his terminally ill 79-year-old mother to her death spared jail
Suspended term for son who threw mum off balcony
Son ‘threw mum, 79, over balcony to her death after carrying her from care home
Son carried mum to balcony, put her on railing and pushed her to her death
No verdict in balcony fall murder trial
Care home woman died from head injury
Photos show forensics outside care home after woman ‘murdered’
Man, 52, appears in court accused of killing his mum, 79, at care home
Son appears in court on mum murder charge after 79-year-old ‘falls from care home balcony’
Man in court over relative’s death
Son denies mother’s balcony fall murder

Michael Keene

Photo of a middle-aged man with a lined, stubbly face and short brown hair.Name: Michael Keene.
Died: November 30, 2018.
Age at death: 51.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; work-related injury.

Details:
Michael was stabbed by his daughter, his body stashed in a container for some days before he was found.

He was a retired construction worker who had lived in Florida, and was known for helping people put up storm shutters before hurricanes.

Perpetrator: Jessica Keene (Daughter), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Daughter charged with Windsor Locks man’s murder
Windsor Locks woman, seven-months pregnant, said fatal stabbing of father was self-defense – Hartford Courant
New details emerge in alleged Windsor Locks murder

73-year-old woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: Unknown; news report of trial dated November 9, 2018.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia.
Disability: Unspecified mobility impairment.

Details:
This 73-year-old woman’s daughter-in-law got angry at her, so she put her in the bath and turned on the hot water. She was taken to the hospital and died there of severe burns covering half her body. Her grandchildren, who were too small to help her, had to listen to her cries for help.

Perpetrator: Her 39-year-old daughter-in-law.

Source:
Woman ‘burned disabled mother-in-law to death in bath of scalding water leaving her to die in agony after row’

Gabrielle Michaelis

Sepia-tone photo of a woman with an old-fashioned hairstyle, wearing professional attire.Name: Gabrielle Michaelis-Cifoni.
Died: October 31, 2018.
Age at death: 58.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Sarasota, Florida, USA.
Disability: Unspecified disability.

Details:
When she became disabled, Gabrielle’s daughter was supposed to care for her; but instead, she kept Gabrielle sedated with high doses of sedatives and painkillers. Gabrielle died from poisoning from overdoses of the medication.

Gabrielle was an altruistic woman, mother of two children and grandmother to seven. She was a well-loved professor of mathematics, repeatedly named Professor of the Year. She was a devout Catholic with a good sense of humor.

Perpetrator: Josephine Scheid (Daughter), charged with murder.

Source:
Investigation Reveals Daughter Murdered Her Own Disabled Mother For $9000 Using Painkillers And Sedatives For Financial Gain
A year later, investigators charge daughter with using drug cocktail to kill her mother
A Sarasota Woman Arrested For Killing Her Disabled Mother By Using Combination Of Painkillers And Sedatives
Florida woman accused of using sedatives to kill disabled mother
Gabrielle Michaelis-Cifoni Obituary

Linda Sweat

No PhotoName: Linda Sweat.
Died: October 23, 2018.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Mansfield, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; disabled elder, “bedridden”.

Details:
Linda’s daughter starved her to death.

Perpetrator: Jennifer Sweat (Daughter), charged with murder, manslaughter, and failure to provide for an incapacitated person.

Source:
Woman whose mother starved to death charged with murder
Mansfield woman indicted for murder after her mother starves to death
Mansfield woman arrested in suspicious death of 77-year-old mother
Woman accused of starving her mom ‘lied from the beginning,’ detective says
Woman held on $500,000 cash bond in connection with mother’s death

Irma Reese

No PhotoName: Irma Jean Reese.
Died: October 18, 2018.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bailey, Mississippi, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Irma died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a house fire set by her son, who knew that she used a wheelchair and couldn’t get out of the house on her own.

Perpetrator: Michael Reese (Son), charged with capital murder and arson.

Source:
Son charged with capital murder, arson in fatal fire
Mississippi man charged with setting fire, killing mother
Bailey man charged with arson, murder in mother’s death