Eileen Myers

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Name: Eileen Myers.
Died: July 16, 2020.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Bacteremia, malnutrition, dehydration.
Location: Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Eileen lived with her daughters in a filthy house. They neglected her, and she died of blood poisoning, hunger, and thirst. Her body was covered in pressure sores from having been left in her bed.

Case Status:
Shannon Myers Tipton (Daughter), convicted of felony homicide and elder abuse and neglect, sentenced to 30 years.
Brianna Tipton (Daughter), convicted of felony homicide and elder abuse and neglect, sentenced to 18 years.

Source:
County woman convicted of abusing daughter in nightmare home
Daughter convicted of felony homicide, elder abuse and neglect in Pittsylvania County

Klara Wright

Photo of a middle-aged woman with short brown hair and fair skin, wearing a peach tank top and holding flowers.Name: Klara Eugenie Wright.
Died: July 10, 2020.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Stabbing.
Location: Dakota, Minnesota, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Klara’s husband called emergency services and told them that he had stabbed her to death. He claimed he “could not watch her suffer”.

Klara liked computer games and Bingo.

Case status:
Joseph Bailly Wright (Husband), pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, sentenced to 10 years 8 months.

Source:
80-year-old man sentenced for killing his wife in Winona County
Dakota man faces 2nd Degree murder charge
Dakota man charged with wife’s murder could “not watch her suffer,” complaint reveals
Dakota man accused of wife’s murder extradited back to Winona County
Criminal Complaint: Dakota man facing 40 years in prison for reportedly killing wife with dementia
Klara E. Wright Obituary, August 6, 1947 – July 10, 2020

Eduardo José

Slightly grainy photo of a teenage boy with dark-brown hair and eyes, light skin, and a wispy mustache. He is wearing a blue jacket.Name: Eduardo José.
Died: July 6, 2020.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Drowning.
Location: Cabanelas, Mirandela, Portugal.
Disability: Autism, epilepsy.

Details:
Eduardo was found dead in a well, where he had drowned after his mother drugged him with antipsychotics, pushed him in, and then held him under to ensure he drowned.

Though there was talk of lack of support, Eduardo’s mother had in fact refused to admit her son to an institution that specialized in autism a few years previously. According to the court, Eduardo’s mother never accepted that he was autistic, and would not give him medication that he had been prescribed.

The coronavirus pandemic left Eduardo alone at home with his mother, who claimed that she could not stand his behavior. But Eduardo’s teacher remembers him as “a very sweet child. He never gave us any problems over the 11 years he was here; he never had any episode of violence.”

Case Status:
Fátima Martinho (Mother), also called Fátima da Conceição, convicted of homicide and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Sources:
Autism Memorial: Eduardo Jose
Mulher que matou filho autista condenada a 10 anos de prisão
Mãe que afogou filho autista em Mirandela fica em silêncio em frente ao júri
Jovem que sofria de autismo encontrado morto num poço. Mãe é a principal suspeita
Mãe atirou o filho autista a um poço. O que se sabe do crime de Cabanelas?
Julgamento com júri da mulher acusada de matar o filho autista em Mirandela arrancou esta terça-feira

Nicole Jakubek

Photo of a white woman with blonde hair, sitting in front of a field of sunflowers. She is wearing a pink swimsuit and purple wrap and smiling for the camera.Name: Nicole Gayle Durham Jakubek.
Died: July 5, 2020.
Age at death: 54.
Cause of death: Stabbed.
Location: Redmond, Oregon, USA.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Details:
Nicole was a widow when she met her new boyfriend, but they broke up because he would not go to rehab. Her ex-boyfriend was arrested after a car accident while driving Nicole’s car, which he had stolen. Nicole herself was found stabbed to death at her house, and her ex-boyfriend admitted to killing her.

Case Status:
Clinton Kevin Holland (Ex-boyfriend), pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, sentenced to 25 years to life.

Source:
Obituary: Nicole Durham Jakubek
Redmond man gets life in prison for killing ex-girlfriend
Redmond murder victim wanted restraining order against accused killer
Redmond-area man arrested on murder charge in woman’s killing

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

Photo: A boy with short, curly blond hair and fair skin, smiling, holding his thumbs to his ears and wiggling his fingers; he is wearing a blue and white striped shirt.Name: Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.
Died: June 16, 2020.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Traumatic brain injury.
Location: Solihull, West Midlands, England, UK.
Disability: Father told neighbors he was autistic or had ADHD.

Details:
Arthur died of a brain injury received while he was at home with his stepmother. His father and stepmother were arrested and charged with murder. Prosecutors say that Arthur was subjected to constant abuse; he was being denied food, made to sleep on the floor, exiled to the apartment hallway, and beaten. Two weeks before his death, a neighbor reports, Arthur’s father came to them and said that if the neighbors heard Arthur saying, “Please don’t kill me,” they should ignore him because Arthur “[had] issues; he suffers from ADHD or autism.”

Case Status:
Emma Tustin (Stepmother), convicted of murder, sentenced to 26 years to life in prison.
Thomas Hughes (Father), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 21 years.

Sources:
Murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes
Autism Memorial: Arthur Labinjo-Hughes
Dad accused of killing son told neighbour to ignore ‘please don’t kill me’ cries
Boy, 6, ‘murdered’ by parents cried ‘no one loves me’ as he begged for mercy
Family sent photos of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes’ injuries to police, court told
What happened to Arthur Labinjo-Hughes?
Sentencing Remarks

April Zavala

No PhotoName: April Heather Zavala.
Died: June 14, 2020.
Age at death: 24.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Elko, Nevada, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
April’s mother strangled her because she wanted to dress herself instead of letting her mother dress her. She said that caring for April during the COVID pandemic had become too stressful. At the time of her death, April had not seen a doctor in several years.

Case status:
Judith I. Zavala (Mother), convicted of second-degree murder, sentenced to 10-25 years in prison.

Source:
Autism Memorial: April Zavala
Elko woman convicted of 2nd degree-murder in 24-year-old daughter’s death
Mom bound over to district court in daughter’s death
Mom says stress led to daughter’s strangulation

Sherrell Martin

Photo of an older man with fair skin and shaggy white hair.Name: Sherrell “Bud” Martin.
Died: June 13, 2020.
Age at death: 71.
Cause of death: Trauma.
Location: Wilmington, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; used walker.

Details:
According to police, Bud and his ex-sister-law had been arguing for a few days–an argument she ended by beating him around the head with his own walker. Before he died a few hours later, Bud told police who had beaten him.

He was a retired machinist who liked fishing and playing cards.

Case status:
Donna Reynolds (Ex-sister-in-law), convicted of aggravated battery; sentenced to 3 years; released on parole after 1 year 3 months in custody.

Source:
Wilmington Woman Charged With Attacking Disabled Ex-Brother-In-Law Who Later Died
Disabled Man Dies After Attack, Wilmington Woman Arrested: WPD

Kylie Mickens

Photo of a toddler girl in a car seat. She is wearing a pink onesie and her hands are balled into fists. Her skin is tan and her eyes are dark brown.Name: Kylie L. Mickens.
Died: June 8, 2020.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Malnutrition.
Location: Buford, Georgia, USA.
Disability: 1p36 deletion syndrome.

Details:
Kylie died from malnutrition and dehydration due to medical neglect. Her disability made it difficult for her to swallow, but her parents removed the feeding tube she needed to eat in favor of trying to feed her by mouth; she gradually starved, weighing only 7 pounds at death.

Case status:
Jerrail Maurice Mickens (Father), charged with felony murder and first-degree cruelty to children; died before trial.
Porscha Danielle Mickens (Mother), pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, sentenced to 20 years probation.

Source:
Mother of 5 year-old who died at 8lbs sentenced to 20 years probation
Mother of 5-year-old took girl to countless doctors before death, attorney says
Mother of 5-year-old who died weighing 7 pounds gets probation
Girl, 5, who weighed seven pounds when died had a rare disorder
Georgia couple accused of starving daughter to death held without bond
Attorney denies murder allegations for clients, claims 5-year-old had short life expectancy from rare condition
Girl, 5, who weighed seven pounds when died had a rare disorder

Billy Hopson

No PhotoName: Billy R. Hopson.
Died: June 7, 2020.
Age at death: 94.
Cause of death: Suffocation.
Location: Lewiston, Idaho, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Police say Billy’s son suffocated him because he “had no dignity left and he couldn’t watch him any longer.” Billy fought hard to survive, biting his son on the hand and making it impossible for the killer to pretend he had died in his sleep. The killer, hand bleeding and unnerved by Billy’s determination to survive, immediately confessed to his sister and was arrested.

Case status:
Mark L. Hopson (Son), pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and failure to report a death, sentenced to 7 1/2 to 25 years.

Source:
Lewiston man gets 7½ years in prison
Lewiston man pleads guilty in death of his father
Hopson told sister he smothered father
Lewiston man accused of killing his father will stand trial Feb. 1

Waylon Mittens

Photo of a young man with fair skin, a round face, and dark hair, wearing a suit; he has a slight beard and is wearing glasses.Name: Waylon Lee Mittens.
Died: June 2, 2020.
Age at death: 39.
Cause of death: Stab wound to the heart.
Location: Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Montana, USA.
Disability: Wheelchair user; leg amputee.

Details:
Waylon was stabbed to death by his girlfriend.

Waylon “enjoyed WWF, WW5, 4 wheeling, fishing, ranching, bbqing, golfing, mud anything, and had an eclectic romantic life.”

Case status:
Daniell Marie ComesAtNight, aka Danielle Marie Marceau (Girlfriend), pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, sentenced to 8 years 1 month.

Source:
Browning Woman Sentenced to Prison for Stabbing Death
Browning woman pleads guilty to manslaughter for stabbing a disabled man
Browning woman charged with murder of disabled man on Blackfeet Reservation
Waylon Lee Mittens Obituary