Betty Lyons

Photo of Betty Lyons, an elderly woman with short white hair and freckled skin, wearing a green coat and purple drop earrings.Name: Betty Lyons.
Died: April 21, 2018.
Age at death: 85.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Rochester, England, UK.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Betty was strangled by her husband, who then hanged himself.

Perpetrator: George Lyons (Husband).

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Sharron Wood

No PhotoName: Sharron Ann Wood.
Died: April 20, 2018.
Age at death: 68.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Niceville, Florida, USA.
Disability: Poor health.

Sharron had a son named James David, who had cerebral palsy and needed round-the-clock care. When Sharron’s own health began to worsen, her husband decided that caring for David was too much of a burden and that Sharron had “become hard to handle”. As they slept in their beds, he bludgeoned her and David with a metal mallet.

Sharron and David survived the initial attack, and were both taken to a hospital and then a rehabilitation facility. Sharron had to have facial reconstruction. However, nearly three months after the attack, Sharron died of her injuries. David survived, though with bleeding on the brain.

Sharron was a retired child care director who had worked at a local elementary school for fifteen years as well as helping her son David.

Perpetrator: Judson Anthony Wood (Husband), charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder; declared incompetent to stand trial and hospitalized in a forensic mental hospital to restore competency.

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Kathleen White-Gangruth

No PhotoName: Kathleen A. White-Gangruth.
Died: April 17, 2018.
Age at death: 61.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Dementia, schizophrenia, mobility impaired (wheelchair user after hip injury).

Kathleen’s husband had been charged with assaulting her three times over twelve years. Tired of caring for her and having had a fight with her, he killed her by dousing her in gasoline and setting her on fire.

She was a retired Army nurse who spent her career at at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii.

Perpetrator: Delano Gangruth (Husband), charged with second-degree murder and burning a house.

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Destiny Rollar

Photo of Destiny Rollar. She has pale skin and hair dyed auburn. She is wearing big glasses, a black strappy dress, and a gold heart necklace.Name: Destiny Rollar.
Died: April 11, 2018.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Lower Township, New Jersey, USA.
Disability: Milroy’s disease.

Destiny was shot to death by her boyfriend.

She was a manager and hairstylist at a salon, and the mother of twin girls.

Perpetrator: Charles A. Bland (Boyfriend), charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and hindering his own apprehension.

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David Parton

No PhotoName: David Arthur Parton.
Died: April 1, 2018.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Canton, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Parkinson’s disease.

David was bludgeoned to death by his wife.

Perpetrator: Betty Sue Parton (Wife), charged with felony murder, malice murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery, and elder abuse.

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Susao Okuda

No PhotoName: Susao Okuda.
Died: March 16, 2018.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan.
Disability: Mobility impaired due to stroke.

Mr. Okuda was strangled by his wife. She told police she had “become tired” because she had to care for him, so she killed him.

Perpetrator: Sachiko Okuda (Wife), arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Motomu Nomaguchi

No PhotoName: Motomu Nomaguchi.
Died: February 25, 2018.
Age at death: 80.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified; bedbound.

Mr. Nomaguchi was strangled to death by his wife, who then killed herself.

Perpetrator: Yuriko Nomaguchi (Wife).

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Daniel Stuart

Photo of DanielStuart, a man with fair skin and dark hair mixed with gray. He has a mustache and beard, and is wearing a turtleneck.Name: Daniel Stuart.
Died: February 16, 2018.
Age at death: 45.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Keego Harbor, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Depression.

Daniel Stuart and his two children, 27-year-old Steven and 24-year-old Bethany, were shot by his wife in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Lauren Stuart (Wife).

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Akie Imai

No PhotoName: Akie Imai.
Died: February 7, 2018.
Age at death: 78.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ashikaga, Tochigi, Japan.
Disability: Stroke, causing hemiparesis and speech impediment.

Akie was strangled by her husband.

Perpetrator: Tokuji Imai (Husband), arrested.

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Barbara Wilmes

Photo of Barbara Wilmes, a light-skinned, white-haired elderly woman wearing a white shirt and dark pants, smiling as she sits on a bench in front of a flower bush.Name: Barbara J. Wilmes.
Died: February 3, 2018.
Age at death: 80.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: South Bend, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Barbara was shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.

She was a mother and grandmother.

Perpetrator: Phillip Wilmes (Husband).

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