Elderly abuse victim released from hospital
Wed, 28 Apr 2010 20:14:38 GMT —
An elderly woman who police say was abused by her caretakers is out of the hospital.
74-year-old Christine Welch will live at a nursing home in Valdosta. Moultrie police found Welch malnourished to 80 pounds with bedsores infested with maggots and gangrene in both feet on April 15. 34-year-old Tasha Chamber and 55-year-old Royce Dillard, Jr. are in jail for allegedly abusing Welch. Welch had half of each leg amputated.
Dillard and Chambers are charged with cruelty to a person over 65.