11/14/2017

!Lee, Terry
(Died March 14, 2013, Age 29)
Cause of death: Suicide (Not observed for ~6h despite known history of mental illness)
Location: Durham, North Carolina, USA
Disability: Mental illness
Perpetrator: Durham County jail staff
Source: A 2013 Durham Jail Suicide Was Likely Preventable

Hopkins, Sanders
(Died December 12, 2013, Age 57)
Cause of death: Accidental/Negligence (Knowingly put in top-heavy wheelchair; fell out of it–twice–and died from head injury)
Location: Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
Disability: Kidney failure, wheelchair user
Perpetrator: Biloxi Community Living Center and Mobile One Non-Emergency Transport Service
Source: Family’s appeal denied by court in resident wheelchair death case

Dempsey, James
(Died February 27, 2014, Age 89)
Cause of death: Neglect (Calls for help ignored; respiratory arrest; allowed to die with nurses present; 911 not called for almost an hour)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Disability: Unspecified; nursing home resident
Perpetrator: Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation staff
Source: Hidden camera tells true story of how veteran died after calling for help, gasping for air

Davies, Ivy
(Died June 7, 2014, Age 90)
Cause of death: Negligence (Lack of supervision leading to fatal fall)
Location: Bristol, England, UK
Disability: Dementia, mobility impaired
Perpetrator: Druid Stoke Residential Care Home staff
Source: Failures at Bristol care home led to death of 90-year-old woman with dementia

Le, Xuan
(Died October 26, 2014, Age 67)
Cause of death: Murder (Raped, squeezed to death)
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Disability: MHMR patient (mental illness or developmental disability)
Perpetrator: Miguel Piedra
Source: Man accused of squeezing mentally ill woman to death gets 30 years

*Desai, Dhirajlal
(Died August 27, 2015, Age 85)
Cause of death: Murder (poisoned with morphine and insulin)
Location: Farnham, England, UK
Disability: None; killer claimed he had depression
Perpetrator: Bipin Desai (Son)
Source: Pharmacist murdered his father with lethal fruit smoothie then said it was assisted suicide, court hears

*Cutler, Rebecca
(Died February 10, 2016, Age 26)
Cause of death: Multiple murder (Stabbed)
Location: Willowbrook, New York, USA
Disability: Bipolar disorder, postpartum depression
Perpetrator: Michael Sykes (Boyfriend)
Source: Mom killed the 2 kids, not me, testifies defendant in Ramada Inn massacre

+Antwis, Jeff David
(Died January 30, 2017, Age 14)
Cause of death: Suicide/Negligence; made to wait 7 weeks for mental health appointment despite crisis; hit by train
Location: Shrewsbury, England, UK
Disability: Asperger syndrome
Perpetrator: n/a; Shroprhire Community Health Trust’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Source: Family feel “failed” by mental health service after death of 14-year-old in Shrewsbury

*Keith, Jaylynn Amanda
(Died March 15, 2017, Age 27)
Cause of death: Murder (Shooting)
Location: Palm Springs, California, USA
Disability: Depression
Perpetrator: James Beushausen (Boyfriend)
Source: Brother of man accused of killing girlfriend in Palm Springs speaks out

*Davis, Davarion
(Died May 4, 2017, Age 12)
Cause of death: Medical neglect (Untreated nephrotic syndrome and infection)
Location: Gary, Indiana, USA
Disability: Nephrotic syndrome
Perpetrator: Teisha Ellis (Mother)
Source: Gary mother faces felony neglect charges after son’s death due to kidney disorder complications

*Crampton, Cynthia
(Died June 3, 2017, Age 55)
Cause of death: Murder (Bludgeoned; robbery)
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Disability: Bipolar disorder, addiction
Perpetrator: Tyler Hurd (Housemate)
Source: Court told slain Saskatoon woman took in homeless man accused in death

!Martin, Euree Lee
(Died July 7, 2017, Age 58)
Cause of death: Respiratory distress after being hit with a taser three times for “walking while black”
Location: Sandersville, Georgia, USA
Disability: Schizophrenia
Perpetrator: Rhett Scott, Michael Howell, and Lee Copeland (Police)
Source: A request for water leads to a fatal encounter with police

Fujisawa, Kan
(Died August 22, 2017, Age 83)
Cause of death: Murder (Strangled, Drowned)
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Disability: Parkinson’s disease
Perpetrator: Hisashi Minakawa (Caregiver at a nursing home)
Source: Ex-worker at nursing home arrested for drowning 83-year-old resident

*Iqbal, Sana
(Died October 24, 2017, Age 30)
Cause of death: Murder (Deliberate car crash)
Location: Narsingi, Hyderabad, India
Disability: Depression
Perpetrator: Abdul Nadeem (Husband)
Source: Hyderabad rider Sana Iqbal’s husband arrested in accident case, gets bail

*Lopez, Susana
(Died October 24, 2017, Age 56)
Cause of death: Murder (Slashed with box cutter)
Location: Paramus, New Jersey, USA
Disability: Bipolar disorder
Perpetrator: Jesus Lopez (Son)
Source: 22 psych ward visits for man who cops say slit mom’s throat, ‘fell through legal cracks’

Felix, Peter Ferdinand
(Died October 31, 2017, Age 88)
Cause of death: Murder (Arson; Felix was the landlord of the intended victim, Kris Brewster, who also died)
Location: St. Joseph, Trinidad and Tobago
Disability: Unspecified (“Bedridden”)
Perpetrator: A 22-year-old man (Arrested)
Source: St Joseph fire ruled murder, suspect in custody

Jackson, Aleaya Marie
(Died November 6, 2017, Age 16)
Cause of death: Murder
Location: Bushnell, Florida, USA
Disability: Bipolar disorder, ADHD
Perpetrator: Larry Peavy
Source: Mom of murder victim feared for teen’s safety

*Croucher, Carolyn
(Died November 10, 2017, Age 70)
Cause of death: Murder (Bludgeoned with her own oxygen tank)
Location: Mobile, Alabama, USA
Disability: Unspecified; “bedridden and in hospice care”
Perpetrator: Joseph Wood (Son)
Source: DA: Alabama man beat mother to death with oxygen tank when she ‘wouldn’t stop crying’

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