1980

Evans, Bethel Anne
(Died January 2, 1980, Age 92)
Cause of death: Murder (Poisoned with morphine injection)
Location: Hyde, England, UK
Disability: Elder nursing home resident
Perpetrator: Harold Shipman (Serial killer)
Source: Who was ‘Doctor Death’ Harold Shipman? How many people did he murder and who were the victims?

*Lopez, Carmen
(Died April 10, 1980, Age 74)
Cause of death: Murder (Shooting)
Location: Marshfield, Massachusetts, USA
Disability: Wheelchair user after recovery from spinal tumor
Perpetrator: James Riva (Grandson)
Source: James P. RIVA

*Goodyear, Michael
(Died May 13, 1980, Age 19)
Cause of death: Murder (Drowned)
Location: Pensacola, Florida, USA
Disability: Paraplegic
Perpetrator: Judias Buenoana (Mother)
Source: Pensacola’s most memorable crime stories

Holland, Dianna Lynn
(Died July 15, 1980, Age 20)
Cause of death: Murder (Strangled)
Location: Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
Disability: Cerebral palsy
Perpetrator: Charles Michael Brewer
Source: Brewer v. State

*Robles, Matthew
(Died September 1, 1980, Age 4 months)
Cause of death: Murder (Suffocated)
Location: El Cajon, California, USA
Disability: Hydrocephalus
Perpetrator: Debra Sue Robles (Mother)
Source: An American Tragedy: Mother Kills 2 Children as System Fails

Morganti, Michael
(Died November 27, 1980, Age 20)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed, buried alive)
Location: Clovis, California, USA
Disability: Developmental disability
Perpetrator: David Weidert
Source: Family in fear as Fresno murderer nears freedom

Mathsch, Robin
(Died December 18, 1980, Age 21)
Cause of death: Murder (Shot with arrows, stabbed, bludgeoned)
Location: Oregon, Illinois, USA
Disability: Developmental disability
Perpetrator: Todd Larue
Source: Torture murderer accused of failing to register in Aurora