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Elderly Multimillionaire Nearly Dies from Abuse

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. – Police are investigating a case of elder abuse in which officers suspect the victim’s caretakers stole her money to pay for college tuition.  Patricia Neville, 75, lives in a home in the Lake Spivey Country Club.When police found her in her home last October, she had wounds too graphic to describe.

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Jackson Matriarch Claims Elder Abuse by Nephew

In legal documents filed today in Los Angeles, Katherine Jackson, 86, claimed she is the victim of elder abuse by her nephew, Trent Jackson, son of Joe Jackson’s brother.

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Jackson Matriarch Dismisses Case Against Nephew

Katherine Jackson dismissed her restraining order petition against nephew Trent Jackson Tuesday – hours before her scheduled testimony.

One source said the King of Pop’s mom got cold feet about a possibly contentious cross-examination and even floated the idea of testifying in the judge’s chambers.

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Prosecution of caregivers of at-risk adults is rare in Georgia

Augusta, GA. – When Allison Mauldin pressed to prosecute a personal care home owner for murder, there wasn’t much enthusiasm.

But she wouldn’t let it go. “This was the worst case I have ever seen,” said Mauldin, an assistant district attorney with the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit.

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NW Georgia Agency Continues to Fight

A home-care program for Alzheimer’s patients and progress on stemming elder abuse are two of the legislative victories the Georgia Council on Aging is celebrating.

“We had a very good year,” GCOA representative David Coffman told more than two dozen advocates and professionals at a briefing hosted by the Northwest Georgia Area Agency on Aging in Rome.

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Jerry Lee Lewis Suing Daughter Over Elder Abuse

According to court documents the “Great Balls of Fire” singer says that his daughter, Phoebe, took advantage while she managed her father’s career from 2000 to 2012, and conspired to spend his fortune with her husband, Ezekiel Loftin.

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