1/8/2018

Kangup, Shirley
(Died Sometime before September 2017, Age Grade 12 student)
Cause of death: Murder, medical neglect (Tortured by vigilantes who suspected her of witchcraft; refused treatment at the hospital; died of injuries)
Location: Pompobus, Enga province, Papua New Guinea
Disability: Speech impediment
Perpetrator: Villagers in Pompobus
Source: ‘Bloodlust hysteria’: sorcery accusations a brutal death sentence in Papua New Guinea

Boles, Mitchell D.
(Died March 21, 2014, Age 52)
Cause of death: Medical neglect (Aspiration pneumonia; untrained staff poured water down his throat while he was unconscious from a seizure)
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Disability: Developmental disability, epilepsy
Perpetrator: Staff at group home run by Renaissance Management Group
Source: Jury finds against Oklahoma group home operator in wrongful-death lawsuit, awards estate $7.2 million

Kelly, Marilyn F.
(Died February 1, 2016, Age 78)
Cause of death: Abuse; medical malpractice (Assaulted by staff member and left on the floor for over an hour; overmedicated with Haldol; died of pneumonia)
Location: Rutland, Vermont, USA
Disability: Dementia, heart disease
Perpetrator: Marissa Flagg (Staff at Our House Too care home)
Source: Family files lawsuit over mother’s death

+Goitom, Samson
(Died March 22, 2017, Age 21)
Cause of death: Negligence (Drowning due to lifeguard inattention and poor pool design)
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: Staff at Fallbrook YMCA
Source: Family of autistic man who drowned at Fallbrook YMCA hot tub files wrongful death suit

Frankel, Robert
(Died September 17, 2017, Age 89)
Cause of death: Negligence (Asphyxiated while trapped between bed and bed rail)
Location: Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Disability: Dementia, mobility impaired
Perpetrator: Staff at Charles Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Source: State imposes one of largest nursing home fines ever on Squirrel Hill facility

*Nathwani, Jayashreeben
(Died September 27, 2017, Age 64)
Cause of death: Murder (Thrown from roof)
Location: Rajkot, Gujarat, India
Disability: Mobility impaired due to stroke
Perpetrator: Sandeep Nathwani (Son)
Source: Son allegedly murders mother, throws her off the terrace in Rajkot

Hurley, Carol
(Died October 21, 2017, Age 60)
Cause of death: Murder (Head injury)
Location: Shelbyville, Illinois, USA
Disability: Mental illness, chronic pain, migraines, fibromyalgia, lupus
Perpetrator: Unsolved
Source: Family struggling with homicide ruling in death investigation

Harvey, Benjamin
(Died December 25, 2017, Age 44)
Cause of death: Accidental (Exposure/Hypothermia after being turned away from homeless shelter that had assured him he would be allowed to stay)
Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA
Disability: Depression, alcoholism
Perpetrator: Boulder, Colorado city policy
Source: Benjamin Harvey’s death spurring changes to homeless policy in Boulder

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