In an extremely sad case of apparent disregard of a 60-year-old Columbia wife and mother, her husband and daughter have been charged of abusing or neglecting a vulnerable adult in the mother's death. Lexington County deputies arrested the pair on December second and according to a Columbia news source their bond has been set at $75,000 after a hearing last Tuesday.
A Lexington County Sheriff indicated that this was the most severe adult abuse he has seen in his 43 years as an officer. When arrived at the hospital on December first, the mother weighed all of 48 pounds and was riddled with maggot infected bedsores. Due to diabetes-related complications, the mother had both legs amputated, had been bedridden for the past 14 years and primarily under the care of her husband and daughter.
According to the Lexington County Coroner, the autopsy was inconclusive as to the exact cause of death, but more test are to be conducted in an effort to determine what happened to the woman.