SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio mother is “clinging to life” at a hospital after her three adult youngsters severely uncared for her, main to her rapidly-declining well being, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar mentioned.
The three suspects are being held within the Bexar County Jail on a cost of harm to a disabled particular person inflicting critical bodily harm — a first-degree felony.
“This is an extremely heartbreaking case,” Salazar mentioned throughout a information briefing Thursday afternoon. “The mom is probably going to lose her life as a result of their negligence.”
The 57-year-old sufferer was bedridden and present process hospice care at her house within the 7900 block of Caballo Canyon on the town’s Northeast Side.
Her adult youngsters — 37-year-old Oscar Dominguez, 24-year-old Roxanna Carrero and 18-year-old Pedro Carrero — had been residing together with her on the time and had been accountable for feeding her, taking her to her medical appointments, administering her medication and different varieties of care.
However, her wants weren’t being met and it led to a speedy decline in her situation, Salazar mentioned.
Their mother is now on a ventilator within the hospital and is in last-stage renal failure, probably due to medical neglect, the sheriff added.
“By all accounts, they did none of it for quite some time,” Salazar mentioned. “I think every last one of them has an equal hand in ultimately what happens to their mom… God have mercy on their souls.”
Sheriff’s deputies had been initially informed in regards to the case on Tuesday by the sufferer’s medical suppliers after they observed a steep decline in her well being.
Her suppliers notified Adult Protective Services, who then notified the sheriff’s office.
The preliminary report got here out as a sexual assault due to the sufferer’s reported well being issues.
Deputies discovered the lady in “deplorable conditions,” at her house, and Salazar mentioned that probably led to her well being points worsening.
The sheriff’s office “felt the need to take resolute action very quickly.”
The sufferer was discovered with an adult diaper with feces, which led to a number of infections in different components of her physique. She additionally had open mattress sores that had been substantial.
“She’s been suffering for quite some time,” Salazar mentioned.
The mother shouldn’t be anticipated to survive. Salazar mentioned if she succumbs to her situation, the fees her adult youngsters are going through could possibly be upgraded.
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