- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) - A former Waipahu care home operator is sentenced to a year in prison for recklessly causing the death of an 88-year-old woman.

The state attorney general’s office announced Jennifer Polintan’s sentence Friday.

She pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2013 death of Nona Mosman. She must also pay nearly $9,000 restitution to Mosman’s family, nearly $5,000 restitution to the state and $600 in fines and court fees.

An investigation found that Polintan had another full-time job and wasn’t around to care for Mosman, who was bedridden. Prosecutors say Mosman was left with people who were not qualified to care for her and that her health declined rapidly because of neglect.

Mosman developed bedsores and was found unkempt, dehydrated and malnourished.

Attorney General Russell Suzuki calls Polintan’s actions inexcusable.

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