- Associated Press - Friday, April 25, 2014

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) - A central Illinois woman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in an elderly-neglect case involving her mother.

The Pekin Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/PBabts) that 42-year-old Jennifer Levin of Washington pleaded guilty Friday to criminal neglect of the elderly.

Police called after 66-year-old Carole Levin died last July found her stuck to a bed and covered in bedsores. She weighed 52 pounds.

Levin says her mother was in declining health and refused to eat. She denied starving her mother.

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Information from: Pekin Daily Times, http://www.pekintimes.com

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