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.