Donna Featherstone

Colorized black-and-white photo of a young woman with curly hair, fair skin, and blue flowers in her hair, smiling for the camera. She has an engagement ring on her finger.Name: Donna Featherstone.
Died: January 25, 2019.
Age at death: 78.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah, USA.
Disability: Mobility impaired.

Details:
Donna’s son left her in place on her couch; she died from pneumonia, influenza, and sepsis due to infected pressure sores.

She and her husband had worked as owners and administrators of a nursing home. Her cousin remembers her infectious smile and bubbly personality; getting a hug from her was, she says, “like a huge pillow just enveloping you.” Her hobby was researching her family’s genealogy.

Perpetrator: Mackey Featherstone (Son), charged with aggravated abuse of an elder adult.

Source:
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Sharon McManness

No PhotoName: Sharon McManness.
Died: January 23, 2019.
Age at death: 75.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Olanthe, Kansas, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Sharon’s son moved in to care for her, but then moved back out even though she had severe dementia. She needed more care than he provided, and was eventually found dead. She was malnourished and dehydrated, weighed only 58 pounds, and most likely died from an infection caused by her severe bedsores.

Perpetrator: Raymond McManness (Son), charged with first-degree murder and mistreatment of a dependent adult.

Source:
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Anita Arias

No PhotoName: Anita Arias.
Died: January 21, 2019.
Age at death: 87.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Melbourne, Florida, USA.
Disability: Dementia, diabetes.

Details:
Anita lived with her grandson and his wife. The house was cluttered and dirty, and they had many pet reptiles.

Anita’s grandson, nominally her caregiver, neglected her while using her pension for his own expenses. She died of dehydration and starvation with severe bedsores and a blood sugar that was as high as the test could measure.

Perpetrator: Allen Arias (Grandson), charged with aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person.

Source:
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Delanie Manning

No PhotoName: Delanie Manning.
Died: December 19, 2018.
Age at death: 68.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness; bedbound.

Details:
Delanie’s husband neglected her. In the six months she had had to stay in bed, he had moved her only three times. She developed severe pressure sores and lost more than a third of her body weight. When she died from neglect, she weighed 90 pounds and had a broken femur and multiple pressure sores.

Perpetrator: Gilberto Alcocer (Husband), charged with abuse of a vulnerable adult.

Source:
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Cyra Harrison

Photo of Cyra Harrison, a teenage girl with brown hair tied up in a ribbon, smiling at the camera and wearing two blue first-place ribbons pinned to her hoodie.Name: Cyra Shantell Marie Harrison.
Died: November 23, 2018.
Age at death: 25.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Elizabeth, Louisiana, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Cyra died from neglect after being forced to live in terrible conditions by her mother and two housemates.

The first-place ribbons she is wearing in her picture may be bowling ribbons, a sport Cyra enjoyed.

Perpetrator: Karen Johnson Harrison (Mother); Marilyn Sue Maricle, and Glen E. Maricle (Housemates); all charged with second degree murder, conspiracy to commit second degree murder, cruelty to the infirmed, and cruelty to a juvenile.

Source:
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Emily Hampshire

Photo of Emily Hampshire, a teen girl in a traditional dancing dress. She has long straight dark-blond hair and is posing for dance.Name: Emily Ikue-Rose Hampshire.
Died: November 3, 2018.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Alton, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Type I diabetes.

Details:
When Emily was diagnosed with diabetes, her mother concealed the diagnosis and neglected to treat her. Emily died of diabetic ketoacidosis, and her mother only called the paramedics after her heart stopped.

Emily was an outgoing girl who “never met a stranger”. She was a cheerleader, a dancer, a singer, and an actor. She played volleyball and competed in local beauty contests and talent shows. At school, she was a good student who focused on reading and writing.

Perpetrator: Amber L. Hampshire (Mother), charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Source:
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Linda Sweat

No PhotoName: Linda Sweat.
Died: October 23, 2018.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Mansfield, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; disabled elder, “bedridden”.

Details:
Linda’s daughter starved her to death.

Perpetrator: Jennifer Sweat (Daughter), charged with murder, manslaughter, and failure to provide for an incapacitated person.

Source:
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Ecie Gabrielsen

Photo of Ecie Gabrielsen, an elderly woman. She has brown curly short hair and fair skin that is freckled and wrinkled. She is wearing pink lipstick and star-shaped dangle earrings, and smiling for the camera.Name: Ecie Gabrielsen.
Died: September 29, 2018.
Age at death: 79.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Citrus Springs, Florida, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Ecie loved kids and her family. She had five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren, and she would often go out to dinner with them and tell them stories of when she was a girl in Kentucky coal country.

Ecie’s grandson, who had moved in to help her out, gradually separated her from her family; then he neglected her until she died. He buried her in a shallow grave, told family he had put her in a nursing home, and tried to flee to Mexico. He and his girlfriend were arrested at the border.

Perpetrator: Arthur Miller (Grandson/Adoptive son), charged with neglect and gross abuse of a human body; Vivian Gutierrez (Grandson’s girlfriend), charged with neglect.

Source:
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Jalen Goldsborough

Photo of a boy lying in bed, covered with a blanket. He has dark-brown eyes, brown skin, and dark hair. His hands are balled into fists.Name: Jalen Goldsborough.
Died: September 2, 2018.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Hopewell, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Shaken baby syndrome; required 24-hour care.

Details:
Jalen was abused by his father when he was a baby. He survived and his father went to prison, but Jalen was left with severe disabilities.

At 13, Jalen was found starved to death. His mother and her boyfriend were arrested.

Perpetrator: Amy FaJohn (Mother), charged with first-degree murder and child neglect; Anthony Saunders (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with child neglect.

Source:
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Ronald Blankenship

No PhotoName: Ronald Blankenship.
Died: August 20, 2018.
Age at death: 64.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Monticello, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; diabetes, mobility impaired.

Details:
Ronald lived with his sister and nephew, who were supposed to care for him. Instead, they left him neglected in filthy surroundings. Ronald died of severe, untreated bronchopneumonia.

When Ronald was found dead, police also found a young woman with Down syndrome, who had been adopted by one of Ronald’s relatives; she was taken into adult protective services. Three dogs and three cats, also neglected, were taken by animal control; one of the dogs was too sick to survive and had to be euthanized.

Perpetrator: Christie Brown (Sister), Mason Brown (Nephew), and Justin Tatman (Power of Attorney).

Source:
Bond set for three in neglect case | Piatt County Journal-Republican
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