A lady who left her 91-year-old mom lying in filth for days has been sentenced to 4 years in jail for gross negligence manslaughter.
Teresa Curphey died in hospital from sepsis, hypothermia and pores and skin ulcers on February 20, 2017 on account of extreme stress sores that her daughter failed to hunt medical assist for, mentioned the Crown Prosecution Service.
Therese Curphey Jnr, 53, of Lydford Street, Liverpool, was discovered responsible final week by a jury at Liverpool Crown Court docket of unlawfully killing her mom.
She waited till the final minute to name for an ambulance and when paramedics arrived they struggled to get into the cluttered upstairs bed room.
Once they did, they discovered a distressed and emaciated Mrs Curphey..
Curphey claimed her mom had fallen the evening earlier than and the one ailment that she described was a vitamin B12 deficiency, mentioned the CPS.
The ambulance crew appeared round the remainder of the home and located bin luggage stuffed with family waste as much as three ft excessive in most rooms.
Mrs Curphey was pronounced useless at hospital later the identical night.
Following sentencing, Pascale Jones of Mersey Cheshire Crown Prosecution Service mentioned: ‘The circumstances of the demise met by Teresa Curphey have been tragic.
‘Her daughter, over a interval of months, had declined provides of assist from neighbours, social providers and claimed to be the only carer for her mom.
‘She even decided to change her mother’s treatment, in the idea she knew higher than the physician. She was the one particular person in the home to witness the deterioration of her mom’s well being..
‘The allegation that her mom had fallen on the bed room ground the evening earlier than the paramedics have been known as was patently unfaithful.
‘In actual fact Teresa Curphey has suffered a fall which triggered three rib fractures at the least one week earlier than she was taken to hospital.
‘She would have been in extreme pain from her injuries. The defendant failed to act and seek the assistance her mother needed. This was a dismal dereliction of her duty of care.’
Detective Inspector Phil Atkinson, of Merseyside Police, mentioned: ‘This has been a extremely unhappy case and the circumstances Mrs Curphey have been left in have been disgusting.
‘It’s unhappy that an individual of 91 was left in such circumstances, that in her dying days she was disadvantaged of her dignity.
‘While today’s sentence can not undo what has occurred, I hope this consequence now offers the remainder of Mrs Curphey’s household some sense of justice.’