6/23/2018

Milward, Paul Joseph
(Died August 31, 2015, Age 53)
Cause of death: Negligence (Choking; lack of supervision while eating, given solid food)
Location: Ipswitch, Queensland, Australia
Disability: Huntington’s disease
Perpetrator: Bundaleer Lodge staff
Source: Choking ruled a ‘systemic issue’ after Ipswich nursing home death

Miller, Sandra
(Died June 21, 2016, Age 55)
Cause of death: Neglect (Catheter left untended, leading to death from sepsis)
Location: Bristol, England, UK
Disability: Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, hypothyroidism, diabetes
Perpetrator: Mortimer House nursing home staff
Source: Heartbroken family horrified after loving sister dies with dirty catheter ‘caked in faeces’

*+Lehano-Stone, Shaelynn
(Died June 28, 2016, Age 9)
Cause of death: Neglect (Starvation)
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: Kevin Lehano (Father), Tiffany Stone (Mother), Henrietta Stone (Grandmother)
Source: Family of 9-year-old Big Island girl who starved to death is suing the state for wrongful death

+McGowan, Thomas Oliver
(Died November 11, 2016, Age 18)
Cause of death: Medical malpractice (Given antipsychotic medication despite known bad reaction to it; died of neuroleptic malignant syndrome)
Location: Bristol, England, UK
Disability: Intellectual disability, epilepsy, autism
Perpetrator: Southmead Hospital staff
Source: Autistic teenager’s condition led to death caused by antipsychotic drugs, inquest hears

Maguire, Jackie
(Died February 22, 2017, Age 52)
Cause of death: Medical neglect (Perforated gastric ulcer; not taken to hospital despite illness and lack of competence to decide not to go)
Location: Lytham St Annes, England, UK
Disability: Down syndrome
Perpetrator: United Response care home staff
Source: Disabled woman died ‘a day after refusing help’

*McLaren, Molly
(Died June 29, 2017, Age 23)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed)
Location: Chatham, England, UK
Disability: Bulimia
Perpetrator: Joshua Stimpson (Ex-boyfriend)
Source: Family of murder victim Molly McLaren mark her 24th birthday with Mollyfest charity festival

*Melvin, Tial La’Chelle
(Died February 3, 2018, Age 22)
Cause of death: Neglect (Starvation, hypothermia)
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA
Disability: Cerebral palsy, physically and mentally disabled
Perpetrator: Bertha Brewington Melvin (Mother)
Source: Disabled Fayetteville woman died weighing 50 lbs, autopsy says

Holcomb, Charley
(Died February 24, 2018, Age 82)
Cause of death: Negligence (Choking; left unattended while eating)
Location: Talequah, Oklahoma, USA
Disability: Elder nursing home resident
Perpetrator: Grace Living Center staff
Source: Nursing home accused of negligence in death suit

*McWilliams, Leo
(Died March 8, 2018, Age 84)
Cause of death: Murder (Throat cut)
Location: Buckhannon, West Virginia, USA
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease
Perpetrator: Timothy McWilliams (Son)
Source: Decades after previous killing, Upshur man faces new murder charge

!Massey, Jermaine
(Died March 19, 2018, Age 35)
Cause of death: Police shooting
Location: Poe Mill, South Carolina, USA
Disability: Bipolar disorder
Perpetrator: Police
Source: Disturbing Video Shows South Carolina Cops Shooting Mentally Unstable, Knife-Carrying Man 11 Times

McMaster, Herbert
(Died April 13, 2018, Age 84)
Cause of death: Neglect (Head injury ignored by staff)
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Disability: Stroke
Perpetrator: Cathedral Village staff
Source: H.R. McMaster Sr.’s death at Philadelphia nursing home under investigation

*Medlin, Christine
(Died May 2, 2018 (Body found; missing January 2017), Age 39)
Cause of death: Unknown suspicious death (Body buried by girlfriend; death unreported)
Location: Dalton, Georgia, USA
Disability: Bipolar disorder, addiction
Perpetrator: Amy Gale Duckett (Girlfriend)
Source: Before they found her body in a shallow grave, a life of addiction, illness

*McGill, Bertha Marie
(Died June 15, 2018, Age 68)
Cause of death: Murder (Died in arson-caused fire)
Location: Jasper, Texas, USA
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user
Perpetrator: Cedric Ramon McGill, Jr. (Grandson)
Source: Jasper man charged with capital murder after grandmother dies following house fire

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