Georgia couple, son sentenced for elder abuse of family member

(The Augusta Chronicle)

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A Georgia couple and their son have been sentenced to prison after each pleaded guilty to elder abuse of an 83-year-old relative.

The Savannah Morning News reports (http://bit.ly/1QrxZyk ) that each were convicted for abusing Deloris Pettiford, who was found lying on a couch suffering from malnutrition while maggots and insects crawled over her feet. Each pleaded guilty Thursday for failing to provide adequate health care for Pettiford to the extent that her health and well-being were jeopardized. Continue reading