Latest on woman who left sick mom in filth

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
April 1, 2008 1:22pm CST
I have the latest installment on the woman who left her mother(who was under her care) in filth. She has been indicted on two counts. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the story, a local woman was found living in filthy conditions when medics were summoned to her home. Her daughter was her designated care giver and there was also a child living in the filthy conditions.onestep://[bgob] I hope this link works, but if it doesn't I'm sure you'll let me know.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
6 Apr 08
That is great news to hear that the woman will be charged. That is rediculous. I do not know how people can live in filth like that. all they have to do is wipe things off and pick things up. It grosses me out to see filth because there is really no excuse for it alot of times.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
7 Apr 08
I have seen people, stephcjh, who live in the poorest of circumstances, but they still manage to keep their homes clean because they have a sense of pride.
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• United Kingdom
7 Apr 08
That is true. I know my house could be tidier but it would never get so bad as that. Everyone who lives here is healthy and despite being in the "low income" bracket, we still manage to clean. Soap and water does a good enough job if you can't get anything else.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I'm glad she was indited ...there must have been something really wrong with the woman to allow her mother to live in such squalid conditions and her own home was filthy too--just as bad as that story about the woman glued to the toilet for two years and the boyfriend didn't get help right away
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
7 Apr 08
It's a fact of life, pyewacket, that some people are just plain lazy. From what I've gathered this woman has no health condition that could be viewed as an excuse for the ill treatment of her mother. I'll bet that when the whole story comes out it will be found that she was taking the woman's money also. That is the way it so often happens.
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• United Kingdom
7 Apr 08
Hey, I'm lazy but I would never leave anyone in such a situation. I think it's plain and simple pure selfishness in this case. The woman couldn't be bothered to make sure her family were taken care of. Even a caring lazy person who didn't want to do it would make sure someone else did. This woman is beyond lazy because she couldn't even do that.
@mummymo (23707)
2 Apr 08
I couldn't get the link to work sweety but I remember the story only too clearly! i am glad to hear that this woman is going to have to answer for her actions - or lack of them in this case! i cannot believe that anyone would treat their own mother AND their child in this way! xxx
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
2 Apr 08
It makes me very angry, mummymo, as a mother who might need to be cared for one day, but I know that my girls wouldn't abuse me that way. I supplied the link above.
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@mummymo (23707)
2 Apr 08
Thanks for the link sweetheart! I think many of us are in the position where we may very well need to care for a parent - I know I would do so willingly and do the best I could for my Gran - I cannot imagine her being abused in this way! I guess we should be grateful that her child was not ill and that she is probably being much better looked after now than she has ever been! It is a very sad situation all round! xx
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@arjun999 (1004)
• India
4 Apr 08
It is really sick. Cant believe that a daughter could do such a thing to her mother. Her mother who had taken care of her when she was young is now abandoned by the daughter. What is the world coming to nowadays.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
7 Apr 08
There are plenty enough heartless people in the world, arjun, and this daughter just happens to be one of them.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
4 Apr 08
what does indicted mean, does that mean it was thrown out of court?
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
7 Apr 08
I'm pretty sure it means ordered to stand trial, winterose, since she is already in custody.
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@queenofarms (1665)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I'm happy to hear shes not getting away with treating her mom the way she did.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
7 Apr 08
There is some justice in life, queenofarms.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 08
I will take a look at the Link now I am replying from Email so I thought I would respond first and then check it out
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@pumpkinjam (6918)
• United Kingdom
1 Apr 08
The link doesn't work! I get the idea though. I know I'm not exactly the tidyiest of people but I would not leave someone in my care in filth. A little dirt from time to time is inevitable but it looks like the "care giver" in this situation was doing nothing to give that care.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Sorry about that, pumkinjam. I would have to say that she was neglectful to a degree that I have not ever heard of before. Here is the link: http://www.whiotv.com/news/15761563/detail.html
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• United Kingdom
2 Apr 08
Oh, that is horrible. I got to the "covered in maggots" part. I didn't notice if there was any more to the article, I daren't read further. I really hope that woman is severely punished. I dread to think just what sort of state the place was left in for it to get that bad. That poor old woman should have had a decent person to care for her and so should the child. I wonder how it gets that bad without anyone doing anything way before it gets to that stage.
@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
7 Apr 08
I can't even image this type of behavior. I have met several people in my life who kept a less then tidy house, but never anything like this. That poor mother, and the poor daughter as well. I am glad there was finaly some help found. I hope the mother survives. How iky and sad..