When They Saw What Was Growing On A Woman’s Body, Her Sons Were Arrested Immediately…
A Texas mother was found in "filthy conditions" when located by deputies, including insect infestations in her room and mold growing on parts of her body.
Unfortunately, 58-year-old bedridden Patricia Martinez has died after being neglected by her children, who were supposed to be caring for her. Martinez has been taken off life support, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar announced.
In a press conference at the time of their arrest, Salazar said that Martinez was found in "deplorable conditions." Salazar added that Martinez "had some health concerns, diabetes, and other ongoing medical issues that necessitated her to be under hospice care at her home."
Deputies say they found her covered in bedsores with mold growing on parts of her body. She also had mobility and health issues that required hospice care.
Her adult children, 37-year-old Oscar Dominguez, 24-year-old Roxanna Carrero, and 18-year-old Pedro Carrero, were all supposed to share the duties of caring for her, including feeding, cleaning, and changing her. Instead, Salazar said, they left her to die in “deplorable conditions.”
The trio has been charged with injury to a disabled person with serious bodily injury, which is classified as a first-degree felony.
Several neighbors described the deputies' actions leading up to the suspects being arrested outside the home.
"They had assault rifles and they had shields," said a neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous. "The police officers saw the person open up the garage. They put the gun toward him and told him to raise his hands so that way they could arrest him."
The suspects are being held in lieu of $85,000 bail each in the Bexar County Jail.
"It's likely she's going to pay with her life for their neglect," Salazar correctly predicted. "God have mercy on their souls when their time comes."
According to AWM, an investigation into the woman’s death is ongoing. There’s a possibility that the charges against her children could be elevated to murder.
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