04-24-2008, 06:28 PM #1
GA - Vivian Howell, 82, dies, caretaker charged, Austell, 11 April 2008
Caretaker ALREADY served time for beating her OWN mom...and the patient's family didn't bother to run a background check.
MARIETTA, Ga. -- An 82-year-old Alzheimer's patient died after her caretaker went on a liquor run, according to police.
Vicky Simpson, 52, has been charged with elderly abuse following the death of Vivian Howell over the weekend.
Simpson left the elderly woman alone while she went to a liquor store, according to the arrest warrant.
Investigators said Simpson brought the alcohol back to Howell's house and started drinking.
The warrant states "As a result of the accused negligent actions the victim was later discovered in bed with injuries that required hospitalization and ultimately resulted in her death."
04-24-2008, 07:13 PM #2
That's messed up. Many cultures judge society how it treats their children and their elderly. Looks like we're not doing too well anymore.
04-24-2008, 08:32 PM #3
We should always check the history of the people who care for the people we love.
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