Ann DeLucia

Photo of Ann DeLucia, an elderly woman with pale skin and chin-length white hair, wearing a pair of round sunglasses.Name: Ann DeLucia.
Died: August 8, 2018.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Valhalla, New York, USA.
Disability: Stroke, mobility impaired.

Details:
Ann was in the hospital when her husband walked into her room, shot her, and then killed himself.

Perpetrator: Richard DeLucia (Husband).

Source:
Staff, patients: Somber atmosphere blankets Westchester Medical Center after shooting
Man upset by wife’s illness kills her, himself at hospital
What is mercy killing? Does Richard DeLucia’s murder-suicide qualify?

Stephanie Packman

No PhotoName: Stephanie Packman.
Died: August 1, 2018.
Age at death: 64.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kemsley, Kent, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Stephanie had dementia and was living in a care home. When her husband came to get her from the care home, staff became alarmed and called police. But they were too late; Stephanie’s husband had already cut her throat. He attempted suicide himself, but survived.

Stephanie’s husband claims that it had been a suicide pact, but no evidence for this has emerged.

Perpetrator: Michael Packman (Husband), pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility, given a 2-year suspended sentence.

Source:
Pensioner charged with murdering his wife over ‘failed suicide pact’
Wife killed in ‘failed suicide pact’ named
Sittingbourne man accused of murdering his wife needed hospital treatment too
Murder suspect remanded in custody after death of woman in Sittingbourne
Pensioner who killed wife with dementia in failed suicide pact spared jail
‘Devoted’ husband who fatally cut dementia-stricken wife’s throat is spared jail

Laurel Bentley-Bearham

No PhotoName: Laurel Doreen Bentley-Bearham.
Died: July 25, 2018.
Age at death: 91.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Terra Linda, San Rafael, California, USA.
Disability: Dementia, frail elder.

Details:
Laurel was shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: James Leonard Bearham (Husband).

Source: Marin coroner IDs couple in murder-suicide
San Rafael police probe murder-suicide shooting in Terra Linda

Patricia Franks

No Photo
Name: Patricia Franks.
Died: July 8, 2018.
Age at death: 86.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Gatley, Stockport, Greater Manchester, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Patricia’s husband beat her to death with a metal bar so that he wouldn’t have to put her in a care home. He had previously turned down offers of support from social services.

Perpetrator: Lawrence Franks (Husband), pleaded guilty to manslaughter due to diminished responsibility, given a two-year suspended sentence.

Source:
Elderly man beat dementia-stricken wife to death in ‘mercy killing’
Devoted husband, 84, who battered wife, 86, to death with an iron bar rather than see her go into care home weeps as judge frees him
Devoted husband’s determination to keep his promise to his wife ended in tragedy

Hayat Bibi

No PhotoName: Hayat Bibi.
Died: June 19, 2018.
Age at death: 65.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Karachi, Pakistan.
Disability: Physically disabled.

Details:
Hayat Bibi was shot by her husband, who then committed suicide.

She was the mother of four children.

Perpetrator: Haji Mumtaz (Husband).

Source:
Man commits suicide after killing disabled wife
Old man kills wife, himself in Surjani Town

Mae-Kim Lem

No PhotoName: Mae-Kim Lem.
Died: June 5, 2018.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong, China.
Disability: Stroke (Mobility impaired, visually impaired), thyroid disorder, arthritis.

Details:
Lem’s husband killed her by choking her to death. He claimed he had been worried who would care for her if he died.

Perpetrator: Wong Kok-man (Husband), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 2 years in jail; due to be released after about 1 month with credit for time served.

Source:
‘A tragic case’: Judge frees elderly man who killed disabled wife due to fear no one would care for her if he died
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Denise Rosser

Photo of a young woman with curly blonde hair, wearing a white blouse.Name: Michelle “Denise” Rosser.
Died: May 29, 2018.
Age at death: 38.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bedlinog, Wales, UK.
Disability: Blind in one eye.

Details:
Denise was beaten to death by her boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Simon Winstone (Partner).

Source:
Blind woman found beaten to death after telling friends ‘I’m living in fear’
Woman allegedly murdered was blinded in attack nine years ago
Dead woman’s friction burns ‘from sex’
Boyfriend claims murder victim’s injuries were carpet burns from sex

Philip White

Portrait photo of Philip White. He is a middle-aged man with graying curly black hair and dark-brown skin, wearing a dress shirt and tie.Name: Philip White.
Died: May 22, 2018.
Age at death: 65.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Other victims:
William Carter, age 83
Orsie Carter, age 79

Details:
Philip’s girlfriend moved in with him to act as his caretaker. She had been staying with him for about six weeks, and stealing from him. His parents, William and Orsi Carter, were visiting him to check on him as they often did. Philip’s mother laid down the law, demanding that his girlfriend leave. Angry that she was going to be thrown out of the home and lose access to her source of money, she killed Philip and his parents by bludgeoning and shooting them to death.

Philip was a probation officer who retired when he became disabled. His neighbors all knew him as a quiet, kind man; he had lived in the same house for forty years.

Perpetrator: Nancy Amelia Jackson (Girlfriend/caretaker), charged with three counts of murder.

Source:
Woman charged in Leimert Park triple killing – The San Diego Union-Tribune
Woman charged with murder in Leimert Park triple homicide
Woman Charged With Triple Murder
Woman Faces Capital Murder Charges in Triple Slayings
Triple Homicide Suspect Formally Charged With Killing Leimert Park Family
Woman Charged With Murder in Deaths of 3 People in Leimert Park Home: DA
Caretaker Accused in Triple Murder Pleads Not Guilty
Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Triple Murder

Josephine Leong

Photo of Josephine Leong, an older woman with chin-length brown hair and freckled tan skin.Name: Josephine Leong.
Died: April 27, 2018.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Foster Village, Hawaii, USA.
Disability: Injuries from car accident; wheelchair user.

Details:
Josephine was shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Winton Leong Sr. (Husband).

Source:
Foster Village couple in their 80s found dead in possible murder-suicide
Josephine Leong Obituary
Medical examiner identified couple from Foster Village murder-suicide

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.

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

Perpetrator: George Lyons (Husband).

Source:
Wife’s Alzheimer’s ‘drove pensioner to murder-suicide’
Elderly woman with dementia found dead alongside husband
Pensioners found strangled and hanged