Name: Theresa Smothers.
Died: December 31, 2016.
Age at death: 87.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA.
When a hospice worker visited Theresa for the first time, she saw obvious signs that her daughter had been neglecting her and called for an ambulance. Theresa was taken to the hospital with starvation, dehydration, and infected bedsores; two days later, she died. She weighed 71 pounds; she had been fed just one packet of applesauce per day.
Perpetrator: Judy Smothers (Daughter), charged with second-degree murder and elder abuse.
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