Fmr. caregiver charged after man with maggot-filled wounds dies

Thursday, October 27, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A former Pennsylvania caregiver has been charged with homicide after authorities say she failed to properly treat a man with a congenital defect who died after his foot wounds became severely infected and filled with maggots.

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October 27, 2016 - A former Pennsylvania caregiver has been charged with homicide after authorities say she failed to properly treat a man with a congenital defect.

The state attorney general's office says 43-year-old Stacey Ann Cunnius of Reading neglected the care of Jessie McCrimmon, who had spina bifida.

Prosecutors say McCrimmon died last year because he didn't receive proper care and "endured considerable pain."

Investigators say McCrimmon was missing toes on one foot and had bone exposed. The other was being held on by necrotic flesh.

Cunnius also faces charges including Medicaid fraud, neglect of a care-dependent person and recklessly endangering another person.

Cunnius was in the Berks County jail Thursday with no attorney listed in court records.

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