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GUILTY PA - Scott Olsen, 29, quadriplegic, starved to death, Glenshaw, 7 Dec 2003

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  1. alpharee

    alpharee Former Member

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    GLENSHAW, Pennsylvania (AP) -- A woman kept her quadriplegic younger brother in a filthy room and deprived him of food and water until he starved to death, police said.

    Kimberly Loebig, 36, was arrested Tuesday on criminal homicide charges stemming from the death of her brother, 29-year-old Scott Thomas Olsen, who was found by paramedics December 7 in his sister's suburban Pittsburgh home.

    Olsen, who was more than six feet tall, weighed 63 pounds, police said. "He looked like a Holocaust victim," said Lt. Tom Haser.

    Loebig, of Shaler, told authorities she had fed her brother a food supplement through a tube and given him water the day before he died, police said. An autopsy, however, found only digested blood in his stomach.

    Police found a cardboard box filled with unopened, rusting cans of a food supplement next to Olsen's bed, they said. According to a criminal complaint, Olsen also had sores on his body and insects crawling on him.

    Loebig was being held in the Allegheny County Jail on $25,000 bond. Her husband, Timothy Loebig, did not return a phone call Tuesday evening. It was unclear if she had an attorney.

    Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala suggested money may have been the motive.

    Loebig, her brother's sole caretaker, stands to inherit $250,000 from her brother as part of a 1996 settlement with a drugstore. Olsen was left in a semi-vegetative state after inhaling butane another man bought from the store in 1990. His injuries left him blind, quadriplegic and unable to speak more than a handful of words, authorities said.

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/Northeast/03/17/parapalegic.starved.ap/index.html
     
  2. Toth

    Toth Inactive

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    Headline: Ex-huffer no longer puffs.

    Why didn't she clean up the evidence and do a much better job of it?
    Fool.
     
  3. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    63 pounds!!!!!!! A 6 foot ~ 27 year old man!

    What hell he must have gone through if his brain was normal and only his body shattered... waiting for death.

    Whats with the rusting cans? seriously I think I have a can of pineapple from 1967 that is not rusted lol ~ why would they rust just sitting in a box?
     
  4. LP Moderator

    LP Moderator Former Member

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    From the article:

    "Police found a cardboard box filled with unopened, rusting cans of a food supplement next to Olsen's bed, they said. According to a criminal complaint, Olsen also had sores on his body and insects crawling on him.

    Loebig was being held in the Allegheny County Jail on $25,000 bond. Her husband, Timothy Loebig, did not return a phone call Tuesday evening. It was unclear if she had an attorney."

    Why isn't the husband being charged as well?? Was he not living in the home with his wife? I would think that he MUST have known what was happening in that house and should have had some obligation to do something about it.

    So, when do you all estimate that her attorney is going to say that she's "GOT A HISTORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS." :rolleyes:
     
  5. JusticeWillBeServed

    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    June 2007:

    Shaler woman pleads guilty in brother's starvation death

    https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-11287230.html

     

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