Mass. man charged with elder neglect
FALL RIVER — A Massachusetts man faces criminal charges after his 91-year-old mother was rushed to hospital with rotting flesh, extreme bedsores and blood infection widespread infection in her bloodstream.
Prosecutors said Wednesday that 56-year-old Filip Cruz was the primary caretaker of his elderly mother, Olivia Cruz.
She was rushed to St. Anne’s Hospital on Tuesday and died Wednesday morning. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.
The Bristol County District Attorney’s office says Cruz was being held on $10,000 bail on charges of permitting injury to an elderly or disabled person and permitting serious injury to an elderly or disabled person.
No decision has been made to upgrade charges. Prosecutors declined further comment, saying they are investigating the death and its cause.