Name: Catherine Purcell.
Died: July 24, 2016.
Age at death: 68.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Kirkby, England, UK.
Disability: Korsakoff syndrome, emphysema.
Although they had four offers of help caring for her, Catherine’s husband and daughter refused them all. Instead, they left Catherine to starve on a filthy mattress. She died of dehydration, pneumonia, and infected bedsores.
Perpetrator: Catherine Purcell Jr. (Daughter), found guilty of neglect, given a suspended 12-month sentence, 180 hours of community service, and a curfew for two months; John Purcell (Husband), found guilty of neglect; given a suspended 18-month sentence, 270 hours of community service, and a curfew for three months.
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