Police: Bedridden woman is found covered by cockroaches, maggots

SUGAR HILL, Georgia. – Authorities in Georgia say a bedridden woman was found covered with cockroaches and maggots on a leaf smeared in the feces.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quotes Gwinnett County authorities say in a report that her family members, the 54-year-old Terry Ward Sorrells and 18-year-old Christian Alexander Sorrells, have been charged with neglect of a disabled adult or elder person.

The report says the fire brigade were called to a Sugar Hill home, March 15, for medical assistance and found her not responding. It says the fire department reported it to the police because they felt morally obliged and did not believe she would live much longer.

She was taken to a hospital, but her condition is unclear.

Both men remained in jail Wednesday on a $22,200 bond. It is unclear whether they have lawyers.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

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