6/6/2017

Nieuwburg, Romy
(Died June 2, 2017, Age 14)
Cause of death: Murder
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Disability: “Special needs”; student at a school for children with behavioral problems
Perpetrator: Unsolved
Source: Murdered girl Romy Nieuwburg was “perfect”; School “devastated” by death

Carpenter, Collena
(Died October 13, 2013, Age 30)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbing)
Location: Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Disability: Chronic pain leading to drug addiction
Perpetrator: David Hackett (Housemate)
Source: Family of Youngstown murder victim: ‘She didn’t deserve to be treated like she was’

*Cherry, Victoria
(Died January 15, 2017 (Body Found); missing October 2015, Age 44)
Cause of death: Murder (Strangled)
Location: Bolton, Manchester, England, UK
Disability: Epilepsy, depression, drug abuse
Perpetrator: Andrew Reade (Boyfriend)
Source: Man jailed for hiding girlfriend’s body in cupboard for more than a year

*Johnston, Constance
(Died February 19, 2013, Age 76)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed)
Location: Richland, Pennsylvania, USA
Disability: Dementia
Perpetrator: Levi Staver (Grandson)
Source: Richland man gets 10 to 20 years for fatally stabbing grandmother

!Robinson, Matthew
(Died July 27, 2014, Age 33)
Cause of death: Death in restraint
Location: Redding, California, USA
Disability: Bipolar disorder
Perpetrator: Police
Source: Lawsuit: Redding police beat, suffocated mentally ill Chico man

*Mei-kam, Lam
(Died June 6, 2017, Age 76)
Cause of death: Murder (Strangled)
Location: Hong Kong
Disability: Stroke, wheelchair user, chronic illness
Perpetrator: Wong Kwok-man (Husband)
Source: Hong Kong man who ‘strangled disabled wife feared no one would take care of her if he fell sick’

(Unknown), (Female)
(Died December 1, 2016, Age 86)
Cause of death: Neglect (Untreated bedsores, sepsis, pneumonia, malnutrition)
Location: Key Largo, Florida, USA
Disability: Dementia, incontinence
Perpetrator: Raul Arcadio Tamayo and Amarylis Maristan (Caregivers)
Source: Prominent Miami doctor accused of elder abuse in Key Largo after patient’s death

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