A disabled Texas lady died after being present in her dwelling in deplorable situations — and her three grown kids have been arrested within the disturbing case, authorities stated.
Patricia Martinez, 57, died Saturday afternoon in a San Antonio hospital after she was rescued from her dwelling by Bexar County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar stated Monday.
When deputies got here to the lady’s support final week, the bedridden mom was in “filthy situations” — with insect infestations in her room and mildew rising on components of her physique, Salazar advised KENS5.
Authorities have been tipped off to Martinez’s uncared for situation by Grownup Protecting Companies, who stated they have been involved about “a steep decline in her degree of well being,” the sheriff stated.
Martinez’s kids, 37-year-old Oscar Dominguez, 24-year-old Roxanna Carrero and 18-year-old Pedro Luis Carrero are charged with harm to a disabled particular person with severe bodily harm– a first-degree felony, Salazar stated Monday.
All three kids lived with their mom and had been skilled in look after her, the sheriff added.
“It’s possible she’s going to pay together with her life for his or her neglect,” Salazar advised the San Antonio station earlier than the lady’s dying. “God have mercy on their souls when their time comes.”
It’s unclear whether or not the costs can be upgraded for Martinez’ kids now that she had died, the sheriff added.