Elderly abuse victim released from hospital

The three lived in this house together in Moultrie

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.