Ena Lai Dung

No PhotoName: En Lai Dung.
Died: January 16, 2015.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Manurewa, South Auckland, New Zealand.
Disability: Elderly disabled; possibly bulimia.

Ena Lai lived with her daughter in a rented house. Her daughter refused to take care of her or ask for help; she claimed that Ena Lai had bulimia and refused to eat.

Ena Lai died in her filthy bed, weighing only 29 kg (64 pounds), dehydrated, malnourished, and suffering from infected bedsores. She had fourteen half-healed broken ribs and a broken sternum.

Perpetrator: Cindy Taylor (Daughter), found guilty of  manslaughter, sentenced to 13 years 3 months; Brian Taylor (Housemate), Luana Taylor (Housemate), found guilty of failure to protect a vulnerable adult.

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