Name: Karen Elizabeth Dreager.
Died: August 31, 2004.
Age at death: 35.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.
Karen was neglected by her family. She died of starvation, weighing 50 pounds, down from 200 pounds, covered in severe and untreated bedsores.
Perpetrator: Paul McMahon (Brother-in-law), charged with first-degree murder; Debra McMahon (Adoptive sister), pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, sentenced to 15 years; and Kimberly McMahon (Niece), charged with first-degree murder.
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Murder charges for family in Oak Ridge starvation case
Family charged in starvation of kin
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