Lloyd Yarbrough

Photo of Lloyd Yarbrough, a middle-aged man in shirt and jeans. His hair is graying and he wears a mustache.Name: Lloyd Yarbrough.
Died: May 27, 2009.
Age at death: 62.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Austin, Texas, USA.
Disability: Brain injury from encephalitis.

Details:
Lloyd’s wife poisoned him with a prescription drug overdose.

Perpetrator: Kim Yarbrough (Wife); pled guilty to injury to a disabled person; sentenced to 10 years probation and 400 hours of community service.

Source: After ending husband’s life, woman tries to go on with hers

Mike Tran

No PhotoName: Minh Trung “Mike” Tran.
Died: March 28, 2009.
Age at death: 51.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Elmwood Park, New Jersey, USA.
Disability: Stroke.

Details:
Mike was home for a visit from his nursing home when his wife suffocated him with a plastic bag.

Before his stroke, he was a stay-at-home dad who cared for the children and the house and cooked very good sauce. But after he became disabled, his wife became abusive and eventually killed him and tried to kill their children, who survived.

Perpetrator: Jenny Tran (Wife), convicted of aggravated manslaughter, attempted murder, and two counts of child endangerment; sentenced to 34-50 years.

Source:
Archive: Elmwood Park woman gets 50 years in husband’s killing despite pleas from her kids
Archive: Tran acquitted of murder, convicted of aggravated manslaughter, attempted murder
Archive: Attorneys argue over defendant’s sanity in Elmwood Park murder case
Archive: Murder defendant told detectives of events leading to husband’s ‘release’
Archive: Daughter told detective Elmwood Park mother tried to kill her earlier
Archive: Daughter saw ‘monster,’ she says at Elmwood Park mom’s murder trial

Roberta Laws

Photo of Roberta Laws, an adult woman.Name: Roberta Laws.
Died: February 2009.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Middleburg, Florida, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Roberta’s boyfriend strangled her and buried her body in the backyard.

Perpetrator: Kenneth McBride (Boyfriend), sentenced to life without parole.

Source: Killer of disabled Clay County woman sentenced to life

Margaret Benjo

No PhotoName: Margaret Mary “Peggy” Benjo.
Died: June 5, 2008.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Deltona, Florida, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness, dementia; disabled elder.

Details:
Peggy was shot to death by her husband.

Perpetrator: Robert Benjo (Husband), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to two years house arrest and 13 years probation.

Source:
Elderly Deltona man charged in wife’s murder, saying she no longer had will to live
Deltona man, 82, pleads guilty to killing wife
Mercy or Murder? Man Kills Dying Wife
Sheriff: Elderly husband charged in Deltona wife’s murder earlier today — accused says wife no longer had will to live with illness
Deltona man, 82, gets suspended sentence for killing his ailing wife

Sonya Todd

Photo of Sonya Todd, a young woman with shoulder length light-brown hair, wearing a black sleeveless dress. She has pale skin and blue eyes.Name: Sonya Todd.
Died: March 23, 2008.
Age at death: 21.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Methil, Fife, Scotland, UK.
Disability: Diabetes, asthma.

Details:
Sonya’s boyfriend beat her during a diabetic episode; the injuries he inflicted on her, in addition to the diabetic crisis, were enough to kill.

She was an academically talented young woman who liked doing volunteer work. She left behind a six-year-old daughter.

Perpetrator: David Craige (Partner), pleaded guilty to culpable homicide, sentenced to 6 years. Released; now dating another woman with a disability.

Source:
Killer who beat mum to death with dog chain free and has ‘vulnerable’ girlfriend
Horror find at Methil flat
Man jailed for dog chain killing
Jealous Fife man jailed for killing girlfriend
Grieving dad’s anger as daughter’s killer gets six years

Sharon Birchwood

Photo of Sharon Birchwood, a woman with fairskin and straight, shoulder-length gray hair.Name: Sharon Birchwood.
Died: December 7, 2007.
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ashtead, England, UK.
Disability: Myalgic encephalomyelitis.

Details:
Sharon was tied up and strangled by a hit man hired by her husband. He had planned to claim her life insurance, sell her house, and flee the country.

Perpetrator: Graham Birchwood (ex-husband), convicted of murder, sentenced to 29 years; Paul Cryne (Hitman), convicted of murder, sentenced to 28-and-a-half years.

Source:
Documentary unravels Sharon Birchwood murder plot
Hunt on for killer of woman
Murder accused ‘calm and relaxed’ at death scene
Sharon Birchwood’s chilling message from the grave predicting her own murder
Sharon Birchwood’s brutal murder led police to Thailand in shocking kill plot

Mara Tani

No Photo
Name: Mara Tani.
Died: December 1, 2007.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Prato, Italy.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Mara’s husband shot her in the head.

Perpetrator: Vitangelo Bini (Husband), convicted of aggravated murder, sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison, but will not serve any jail time because of his age.

Source:
Woman with Alzheimer’s shot dead in hospital by husband, 77
Pensioner commits suicide

Criste Reimer

Photo of Criste Reimer, a middle-aged woman wearing glasses.Name: Criste Reimer .
Died: August 14, 2007.
Age at death: 47.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Hydrocephalus, neurofibromatosis.

Details:
Criste’s husband threw her from a fourth-floor balcony to her death.

Perpetrator: Stanley Reimer (Husband), pled guilty to second-degree murder, sentenced to 25 years to life.

Source: Sisters of woman thrown from balcony wanted to keep her away from husband

Janene Devine

Photo of Janene Devine, a middle-aged white woman with short brown hair.Name: Janene Devine.
Died: April 16, 2007.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Details:
Janene’s husband, a registered nurse, did not want anyone else to help his wife. He refused placement at a care home for her, and even rejected an offer of free installation of a wheelchair ramp so that she could get out of the house, preferring to carry her instead. Then he neglected her so badly that she died from infected bedsores and starvation.

Perpetrator: Andrew Devine (Husband), pled guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 6 months to 1 year.

Source:
Dead Mother ‘Looked Like A Skeleton’
Andrew Devine jailed over death of wife Janene, who suffered multiple sclerosis and weighed 30kg at her death
“Filthy and infested with vermin”
Man refused help for wife with MS