Tennessee officials say two carers killed a 60-year-old woman through abuse and neglect. Anthony Freeman53, and Brenda Hightower75 years old, indicted on Thursday for first-degree murder and other counts Cynthia Hightower’s death, government announced this week.
“On March 4, 2021, at the request of the 30th District Attorney General Amy Weirichagents have joined an ongoing Memphis Police Department investigation into an incident involving an elderly woman with life-threatening injuries,” TBI wrote in a statement. press statement published late Tuesday.
Following a joint investigation by the Memphis Police Department and TBI, two Memphis carers were indicted for the death of a vulnerable adult in their care.
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Authorities said they initially arrested Freeman, a caregiver, for exacerbating the neglect of a vulnerable adult and tampering with evidence.
Investigators determined that Garrison died of abuse and neglect while living in the 900 block of Hunters Point in the community of Cordova, TBI said. Hightower owns the facility and is also the custodian, officials said.
TBI speak A grand Shelby County grand jury found Hightower guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated neglect of an elderly or vulnerable person, abuse of a vulnerable adult, and financial exploitation. especially for the elderly or vulnerable.
Freeman is charged with a similar but slightly different list of charges: first-degree murder, aggravated neglect of an elderly or vulnerable person, abuse of a vulnerable adult, and perjury. forged evidence, TBI more.
Freeman remains at the Shelby County Jail on a $2 million bond. He has been locked up since February 26 and he is scheduled for a trial April 19. His case attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Law & Crime.
Records show authorities arrested Hightower on Tuesday. Her relationship has not yet been established. She doesn’t have an attorney on file.
[Booking photos via Shelby County Jail]
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