Name: Joseph Bishop.
Died: February 11, 2017.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Ludlow, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Joseph was neglected by his mother and grandparents. For two years, he was left in his bed while severe bedsores developed.
When they saw how sick he was, they decided that they wouldn’t take him to the hospital to avoid being charged with neglect. When Joseph was finally taken to the hospital, his untreated bedsores had already caused end-stage sepsis. He died soon thereafter.
Perpetrator: Jamie Bishop (Mother), charged with second-degree manslaughter; Raymond Martin (Grandfather), charged with second-degree manslaughter; Sharon Martin (Grandmother), charged with second-degree manslaughter.
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