Fung Shuk-ying

No PhotoName: Fung Shuk-ying.
Died: February 15, 2017.
Age at death: 56.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Disability: Dementia.

Fung Shuk-ying’s husband strangled her with a belt in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Au Kin-ming (Husband).

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Erwin Drake

No PhotoName: Erwin Emerson Drake.
Died: February 12, 2017.
Age at death: 93.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Florence, Oregon, USA.
Disability: Blindness, dementia, mobility impairment.

Erwin was shot by his ex-wife, who first claimed that he had threatened her, then claimed it had been a mercy-killing because of his dementia.

Perpetrator: Carolyn Stickley (Ex-wife), pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, sentenced to ten years in prison.

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Tina Billingham

Close-up photo of Tina Billingham, a middle-aged woman with strawberry-blond hair and fair skin, smiling at the camera.Name: Tina Billingham.
Died: February 6, 2017.
Age at death: 54.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Rowley Regis, England, UK.
Disability: Depression.

After a long abusive relationship, Tina’s partner stabbed her through the heart with a sword. During the trial he tried to claim she had done it to herself because of her depression.

She was a friendly woman, the mother of two, who liked to have friends and neighbors over for coffee.

Perpetrator: Ronald Cooke (Partner), convicted of murder, sentenced to 24 years to life.

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James Smith

No PhotoName: James Smith.
Died: February 1, 2017.
Age at death: 68.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: San Diego, California, USA.
Disability: TBI from car accident; wheelchair user.

James was shot by his wife in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Candace Smith (Wife).

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Ellen McKenzie

Sepia-tone photo of Ellen MacKenzie, a middle-aged woman with light skin and dark hair, wearing a hat and smiling.Name: Ellen McKenzie.
Died: January 30, 2017.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness, depression.

Ellen was shot in the head by her boyfriend in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Joseph Yates (Boyfriend).

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Erin Leinweber

Portrait photo of Erin Leinweber, a young woman with long light-brown hair, fair skin, and brown eyes. She is wearing a blouse and is smiling with her lips shut.Name: Erin Leinweber.
Died: January 30, 2017.
Age at death: 58.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Wheaton, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis, lupus, brain aneurysm.

Erin was recently divorced from her husband, who had a history of abusing her. Her husband returned to her home and killed her by stabbing and suffocating her.

Perpetrator: Lee Leinweber (ex-husband), charged with first-degree murder.

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Peter Abrahams

Photo of Peter Abrahams, an elderly African man with medium-brown skin and white hair and mustache.Name: Peter Abrahams.
Died: January 18, 2017.
Age at death: 97.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Red Hills, St. Andrew, Jamaica.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

After Peter objected to the way his aide’s husband had used his credit card, the man became angry, threw him out of his wheelchair, and bashed his head against the floor until he died.

Peter was a novelist, journalist, and political commentator who was born in South Africa, lived in the UK, and finally moved to Jamaica.

Perpetrator: Norman Tomlinson (Husband of Peter’s aide; lover?), charged with murder.

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Mercedes Witterman

No PhotoName: Mercedes “Bunny” Witterman.
Died: January 16, 2017.
Age at death: 69.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Sylmar, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Mercedes was shot by her husband, who then shot himself.

She was a retired nurse who like crafting.

Perpetrator: Rubin Witterman (Husband).

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Victoria Cherry

Photo of Vicky Cherry, a middle-aged woman with pale skin and straight brown chin-length hair.Name: Victoria Cherry.
Died: January 15, 2017 (Body Found); missing October 2015.
Age at death: 44.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bolton, Manchester, England, UK.
Disability: Epilepsy, depression, drug abuse.

Vicky’s boyfriend claimed she had moved away and stole her benefits for some time. Her body was found fifteen months later, stuffed into a cupboard. It was impossible to tell exactly how she had died, but damage to her neck implied Vicky had probably been strangled.

Perpetrator: Andrew Reade (Boyfriend), pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and preventing a lawful burial, sentenced to 4 years, 4 months.

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Ms. Tsang

No PhotoName: (Ms.) Tsang.
Died: January 14, 2017.
Age at death: 63.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, China.
Disability: Depression.

Ms. Tsang’s husband cut her throat, killing her; then he jumped from their high-rise apartment window.

Perpetrator: Chan (Husband).

Source: Elderly man kills wife, jumps to his death