1/31/2018

Summerford, Marvin J.
(Died December 2008, Age 88)
Cause of death: Medical malpractice (Feeding tube inserted into lung; drowning)
Location: Abington, Pennsylvania, USA
Disability: Dementia; frail elder
Perpetrator: Abington Memorial Hospital staff
Source: Montco jury awards $5 million in hospital death

Burns, Winifred
(Died February 13, 2015, Age 98)
Cause of death: Neglect (Weight not monitored; starvation, untreated constipation & bowel infarction; died weighing 68lb)
Location: Penzance, England, UK
Disability: Unspecified; nursing home resident
Perpetrator: Ponsandane nursing home staff
Source: Penzance nursing home failed to record weight loss of resident who died at just 31kg/68lbs

Garner, Daymond
(Died June 5, 2017, Age 59)
Cause of death: Murder (Shot; home invasion)
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Disability: Sickle cell anemia
Perpetrator: Unsolved
Source: A march to end murder: Victim’s kin works to reduce deadly violence in Philadelphia

*Hill, Adeline
(Died January 29, 2018, Age 66)
Cause of death: Multiple murder (Shot)
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user
Perpetrator: Daughter’s boyfriend
Source: Victims in Northeast Philadelphia shooting identified

Patterson-Smith, Joevon
(Died January 29, 2018, Age 17)
Cause of death: Murder (Head injury from beating)
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Disability: Unspecified “special needs”
Perpetrator: Several fellow students at Ballou High School
Source: D.C. special needs student dies 19 days after he was ambushed over a cell phone

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