Wilma Melchert

Photo of an older woman with short, permed brown hair, wearing a flower-print dress.Name: Wilma Melchert.
Died: June 12, 2019.
Age at death: 85.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Gillespie, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Frail elder, needed full-time care.

Wilma did a lot of volunteer work and was active in her community, went to church and was a member of the Lions Club. Her daughter, Denise, says that her mother “wanted to live.”

Wilma’s daughter-in-law took her home from her nursing home and poisoned her with a morphine overdose.

Perpetrator: Amy Melchert (Daughter-in-law), charged with murder.

Source: Wood River nurse charged with killing mother-in-law in hospice