Name: Bessie Looney.
Died: September 29, 2014.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Baton Rouge, USA.
Disability: Dementia, heart disease, wheelchair user.
Bessie’s daughter and granddaughter neglected her. She was left strapped into a wheelchair, denied her medication, and not brought to the doctor when she became very sick. She died of starvation and septic shock from untreated bedsores.
Perpetrator: Joleslie Looney (daughter), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 40 years; Lauren Looney (granddaughter), pleaded guilty to negligent homicide, sentenced to 5 years in prison.
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