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Criminal – Incapacitated Adult – Felony Neglect (access required)

A home health aide hired to care for a 55-year-old paranoid schizophrenic who suffered from multiple ailments, including ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), was a “responsible person” under Va. Code § 18.2-369(B) and the Court of Appeals affirms her conviction for felony neglect of an incapacitated adult after her charge was discovered in his apartment, unbathed, ...

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