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Woman charged in death of mother left on toilet

Wednesday - 8/22/2012, 5:22pm  ET

COCKEYSVILLE, Md. - A Cockeysville woman has been charged with manslaughter after police say she left her 91-year-old mother on the toilet for two days.

A grand jury returned an indictment against 65-year-old Sharon Caslow last week after the death of 91-year-old Audrey Caslow was ruled a homicide. Sharon Caslow had previously been charged with abuse of a vulnerable adult.

Baltimore County medical workers found Audrey Caslow on a toilet on Jan. 17 at the home she shared with her daughter. Police say Sharon Caslow told officers she knew her mother had been in the bathroom for two days, but didn't ask for help. Audrey Caslow died 10 days later.

Medical examiners ruled that Audrey Caslow died of renal failure. Sharon Caslow's public defender did not immediately return a message seeking comment.


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