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  1. #1
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    Mar 2009
    Upstate NY

    IN - Priscilla Frieberger, 61, dies of extreme neglect, Lawrenceburg, 2 Oct 2011

    Woman charged with homicide after leaving obese sister to 'rot to death in her chair' (Daily Mail)
    A woman - Vickie Holdcraft, 58 - has been charged with reckless homicide after her sister died following three weeks spent decomposing in a chair.

    Priscilla Frieberger, who was morbidly obese, could not move from her chair, and eventually her rotting skin started to stick to the chair's fabric.

    The house in Lawrenceburg, Indiana where the sisters lived was so full of trash that ambulance crew could not get in through the front door to rescue her.
    What does the prosecutor have to say?
    The room where Ms Frieberger had lived out her last days was even worse, [Aaron] Negangard told WKRC: 'She'd been in this chair at least three weeks, and she was starting to decompose.'
    'They had stuff stacked in,' he [said]. 'Animal faeces, there was urine - just items stacked everywhere. You could barely walk through the place.'
    other disgusting details, with cause of death and with pictures, at link above

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Very sad. This should never have happened.

    From the article:
    The sisters were said to have been extremely close - as well as living together in the house where they grew up, they both worked in the Dearborn County Administration Building.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz1lbdeRPHF

    Really? They were that close? I can't imagine knowing your sister is sick and suffering and for 3 weeks you do nothing. That's close?

    I imagine at times one or both of them felt overwhelmed, but this was not the answer.

  3. #3
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    Jul 2009

    Woman dies after being stuck to chair for weeks


    From article:

    An Indiana woman has been charged over the death of her morbidly obese sister who spent the last three weeks of her life stuck in a chair, rotting to death. Priscilla Frieberger, 61, was found with her skin stuck to a brown recliner chair...

  4. #4
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    Jun 2011
    In the Pines
    How sick.
    It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.

  5. #5
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    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods
    Very sad.

  6. #6
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    Apr 2013
    From August 2013:


    Last week, Holdcraft had pleaded guilty to a charge of Neglect of a Dependant (Class D felony) in exchange for other charges including Reckless Homicide being dismissed...

    Holdcraft was given a three year sentence that will split time between jail, home incarceration, probation, and community service. She must serve up to 270 days in the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center. The next 640 days would be served in intensive in-home incarceration. The final 185 days of the sentence will be served on probation.

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