Thursday, October 11, 2007

Siblings Plead Guilty to Elder Abuse

MASON, Ky - A Mason brother and sister both pleaded guilty Oct. 9 in the Warren County Common Pleas Court to not properly caring for their 63-year-old disabled father.

Shelia Gray, 40, and Shawn Gray, 37, were each charged with one count of failing to provide for a functionally impaired person, a fourth degree felony.

An emergency medical squad responded to a call for assistance on May 17 at a residence in Mason to find the victim with bedsores on his body and extremely poor hygiene.

The victim was wheechair-bound and dependent on his children for his care.

The defendants face up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Sentencing will occur in approximately 30 days.

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