Following the death of an 88-year-old West Virginia woman, three people have been arrested and charged. According to the police report, the deceased was admitted to the hospital with a decaying right leg and fecal matter on her back. Meth smoking devices were discovered in the woman’s Charleston residence.
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Last week, Charleston law enforcement officials arrested 50-year-old Lisa Dunlap, her 29-year-old daughter, Kayla L. Rogers, and 28-year-old John W. Rogers, Layla’s husband.
The trio was arrested several hours after Norma Dunlap, Lisa’s 88-year-old bed-ridden mother was admitted to a local hospital.
According to the doctor’s who handled Dunlap’s case, the elderly woman presented signs of neglect.
When she was brought to the hospital on Monday night, Norma was covered in feces and had bed sores on her back and lower body.
The woman also had a decaying leg, partially eaten away by various insects. The authorities were later alerted.
After arriving at Norma’s Charleston house, the law enforcement agents talked to the woman’s primary caregiver, Lisa Dunlap, and to the other people that were inside.
A search of the house revealed the squalid conditions Norma was forced to live in: soiled sheets, dirt, dried blood, floors covered in feces, and bits of broken glass lying everywhere.
More than that, upon inspecting the children’s bedroom, the authorities discovered two methamphetamine smoking devices placed near the bed.
All three were taken into custody and charged with neglect or abuse of an incapacitated adult.
Regrettably, the West Virginia woman with the decaying leg passed away at the hospital on Wednesday.
As a result, Dunlap’s charged have been upgraded to first-degree murder.
Pending the outcome of the investigation and subsequent trial, the children have been placed in protective custody.
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