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Wife accused of abandoning disabled husband, leaving him to die

The Associated Press - December 4, 2017 9:57 am

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) – An Oklahoma woman is accused of abandoning her diabetic and nearly blind husband, leaving him to die and his body to lay undiscovered for months.

The woman, Jennifer Denton, 36, was arrested in Sayre last week. Court records don’t show that formal charges have been filed.

Payne County Sheriff’s Investigator Rockford Brown told the Stillwater NewsPress that the man’s body showed no obvious sign of foul play and that an autopsy will determine if he died due to neglect. Two dogs were also found dead in the home.

Brown says the man was diabetic, blind and unable to get food or water that was not inside the home. He has sent the prosecutor complaints of caretaker neglect, financial exploitation and animal cruelty.

Sayre is about 130 miles west of Oklahoma City.

 

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