Thursday, July 29, 2010

As Fall River family remain jailed, elder woman they allegedly neglected dies

FALL RIVER (FOX 25 / - An elderly woman who was allegedly abused at the hands of her own children died today at St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River.

Mary Arauio died today, on her 81st birthday, after being found Saturday at her Fall River home with severe bed sores so deep that tendons could be seen through her decomposing skin. Police also said it appeared she had been in a chair of her own urine and feces for nearly a month,

Five of her children have already been charged

The five family members already charged in connection with this case are:

Duarte Cabral, 51, Karen Cabral, 49, Arauio's children, and Corey Cabral, 21, Scott Cabral, 24, Keith Cabral, 29, her grandchildren, have all been charged with varying degrees of elder neglect and inflicting serious injury.


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The problem is there are a lot of bad people out there, who would abuse older folks.

The police considers these matters 'family matters' and until there is a body , like here, they refuse to get involved in 'family squabbles' leaving the elder folks caught in the crossfire with deadly often deadly results.

If you bring in APS they don't have the brainpower to tell the good guys from the bad guys and they all lumped as bad...

It's a lose-lose situation, but the guardians of course have to protect the older folks from children like these and have carta blanche to do as they like.

In the meantime, it is the guardians who point out stories like these to remind the public why they have to protect the elders from people like you or I.

In my own case, a family member held deep seeded resentment against my parents and when my parents were unable to protect themselves, this family member and his friend exploited them and separated them when they were most vulnerable and they even actually got help from "THE SYSTEM", thus the ensuing civil legal battle was when the elders got caught in the cross fire, and it was merciless, my father died of stress and a broken heart Jan 9, 2006 after being forceful separated from his wife of 56 years...

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