Cynthia Hrisco

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Name: Cynthia Hrisco.
Died: February 28, 2000.
Age at death: 47.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: South Barrington, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Rheumatoid arthritis, wheelchair user.

Details:
Cynthia’s husband drowned her in their bathtub because she wanted to sue his cousin for shoddy workmanship and cost overruns during the building of their home.

Cynthia had a degree in nutrition and worked from her home as a nutrition counselor. She had an adopted son.

Perpetrator: Frank Buschauer (Husband), charged with murder.

Source:
Happy marriage turned hostile, prosecutors say, as trial begins for man charged with murder in wife’s death in 2000
South Barrington couple’s squabbles dominate first day of husband’s murder trial
In 2000, South Barrington man told cops his wife drowned in the bathtub. Today, he goes on trial for murder.
Man Charged With Drowning Wife 13 Years Ago In South Barrington

Annette Bouwer

Photo of Annette Bouwer, a middle-aged woman with pale skin and short gray hair.Name: Annette Bouwer.
Died: January 5, 2000.
Age at death: 47.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: New Zealand.
Disability: Chronic kidney disease.

Details:
Annette was poisoned with sedatives and insulin by her husband, who had just taken out a life insurance policy on her.

Perpetrator: Colin Bouwer (Husband), convicted of murder, sentenced to life, paroled after sixteen years.

Source:
Colin Bouwer
Colin Bouwer remains defiant over wife’s murder
Poison murderer Colin Bouwer: ‘I’m a changed man’

Jillian Thomas

Photo of Jillian Thomas. She is a woman with pale skin and brown hair, wearing a white blouse and earrings.Name: Jillian Thomas.
Died: October 4, 1999.
Age at death: 45.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Canterbury, New Zealand.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Details:
Having found a new girlfriend, Jillian’s husband killed or incapacitated her before putting her body into the family car and setting it on fire.

Jillian had a Master’s degree in English and a teaching certificate; she worked for years teaching English and French.

Perpetrator: Kevin Harmer (Husband), convicted of murder, out on parole after 14 years in prison.

Source:
A killer in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Canterbury man jailed for burning his wife to death out on parole
Injustice Trust – Jillian Faye Thomas
The farmer, the dead wife, the escort and the murder trial
Wife killer Kevin Harmer released from prison

Tammy Proulx

No PhotoName: Tammy Proulx.
Died: November 28, 1997.
Age at death: 34.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Franktown, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Depression.

Details:
Tammy’s boyfriend shot her, and claimed to the judge that she had wanted to die because she had depression. In reality, he shot her and dumped her body along the side of the road.

Tammy was the mother of two girls, aged six and fourteen when she died.

Perpetrator: Dennis Mitchell Whalen (Boyfriend).

Source:
Remembering the names of the women carved in stone at Ottawa’s Women’s Monument
1997 Homicide Stats – western Quebec/eastern Ontario

Dominic McCarthy

Photo of Dominic McCarthy. He is a large, middle-aged man wearing a sweater and sitting in a wheelchair. He has short brown hair, fair skin, and a mustache.Name: Dominic McCarthy.
Died: February 9, 1997.
Age at death: 34.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Stonely, Cambridgeshire, England, UK.
Disability: Paraplegic, from motorcycle accident.

Details:
Dominic was given a massive overdose of insulin by his wife; then when he was hospitalized in a coma, she tampered with his IV. He died without ever waking.

Perpetrator: Deborah Winzar (Wife), convicted of murder, sentenced to 15 years to life; released by 2017.

Source:
Life for nurse who killed disabled husband
Is this nurse a killer?
“No one else killed your husband, so you must have done” (2000)
REPORT: A marriage made in hell
Killer nurse will serve 15 years
Nurse convicted of murdering husband battles to clear her name
New evidence casts doubt on murder conviction of nurse locked up for killing husband
Nurse jailed for injecting husband with insulin could have murder conviction quashed, court hears

Justin and Sandra Blair

Photo of a gravestone. It reads: Blair, Sandi Kay, 1960-1996. Justin Michael, 1987-1996. Mother and son.Name: Sandra Blair.
Age at death: 36.
Disability: Injury from a car accident.

Name: Justin Blair.
Age at death: 8.
Disability: Cerebral palsy; blindness.

Died: March 11, 1996.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Concord, New Hampshire, USA.

Details:
Sandra and Justin, mother and son, were killed by Sandra’s husband, Justin’s father, who bludgeoned them with a hammer.

Perpetrator: Robert Blair (Father); convicted of murder; sentenced to two consecutive life terms.

Source: Man Convicted in Hammer Slayings of Wife, Son

Scott Dell

Photo of Scott Dell, a man with chin-length hair and light skin, smiling.Name: Scott Dell.
Died: December 28, 1995.
Age at death: 44.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Killaloe, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Cancer of the mouth/throat; in remission.

Details:
When Scott Dell was found dead, poisoned with antifreeze, his wife tried to call it a suicide. Scott was depressed, she claimed, because he was afraid of his cancer coming back. But her story fell apart. Witnesses testified that Scott had wanted to live and had hope for his future. The family cat had died from antifreeze poisoning. And Scott’s wife was the only person who could have given him the antifreeze-tainted wine that killed him.

Perpetrator: Cherrylle Dell (Wife; estranged), convicted of first-degree murder, sentenced to 25 years to life.

Source: How sex, lies and antifreeze convicted the `Angel’ of death, Cherrylle Dell

Regina Savage

No PhotoName: Regina Savage.
Died: 1995.
Age at death: Elder.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Valley Cottage, New York, USA.
Disability: Arthritis, curved spine, cancer.

Details:
Regina was sitting in her wheelchair when her husband came up behind her and shot her in the back with a shotgun, killing her.

Perpetrator: Richard Savage (Husband), pleaded guilty, sentenced to 14 days in jail plus 28 days time served.

Source:
Mercy killings: After Westchester Medical Center deaths, a look at similar deaths
What is mercy killing? Does Richard DeLucia’s murder-suicide qualify?

Cecil Brush

No PhotoName: Cecil Brush.
Died: August 18, 1994.
Age at death: 81.
Cause of death: Homicide.
Location: Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease, blindness.

Details:
Cecil was stabbed to death by his wife, who called it a mercy killing and said Cecil wanted to die. There was no proof that Cecil was suicidal or that he wanted to die.

Perpetrator: Jean Brush (Wife), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, given a suspended sentence and 18 months of probation.

Source:
History of euthanasia in Canada
Woman Sentenced in Mercy Killing
Of Life and Death – Appendices D-L
Regina v. Brush: March 2, 1995

Joan Vollmer

Photo of Joan Vollmer, standing outside her house. She has short curly red hair and fair skin and is wearing a red turtleneck.Name: Joan Vollmer.
Died: January 30, 1993.
Age at death: 49.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Antwerp, Victoria, Australia.
Disability: Schizophrenia, depression/anxiety.

Details:
When Joan had an episode of psychosis, her husband decided that she was possessed. He and three others tied Joan to her bed and then to a chair, refusing her food and water and beating her to try to exorcise the demons. Joan died after four days of torture.

Perpetrator: Ralph Vollmer (Husband), suspended sentence; Leanne Reichenbach, sentenced to 4 months in prison; David Klinger, sentenced to 3 months in prison; Matthew Nuske, suspended sentence.

Source:
The people who own it don’t want to live there House abandoned after bizarre exorcism
The Exorcism of Joan Vollmer
A Terrible Exorcism
AUSTRALIAN WOMAN DIES AFTER 4-DAY EXORCISM
Exorcism Goes Wrong in Victoria