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Two Sisters on Trial in Kane County Elderly Abuse Case

Two sisters are on trial, charged with criminal abuse or neglect of an elderly person, after their mother was found dead in their care. Prosecutors in Kane County, Illinois believe that malnourishment, dehydration and the bed sores on the woman’s body were contributing factors in the elderly woman’s death. The medical examiner outlined the damage to the woman’s body at the time of her death, indicating she had 9 bed sores on her back, a curved spine and cancer. The victim had a 4-inch bed sore on her back that was so severe that it provided a direct way for infections to move into her bone marrow. A patient-care technician testified that when the woman was brought into the hospital her clothes were wet with urine. She also had fecal matter on her legs and ants on her clothing. To read more about the elderly abuse, please click the link.