- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 17, 2019

CROWLEY, La. (AP) - Police in Louisiana say an elderly woman found with maggots in wounds on her legs and ankles is now recovering in an extended-care facility.

News outlets report a relative took the unidentified woman to a hospital in Crowley on Saturday and police were called.

Officers questioned 57-year-old Raymond Hoffpauir and 27-year-old Dustin Welch who were reportedly the woman’s caregivers. Crowley police Chief Jimmy Broussard says both men admitted to neglecting the woman. The chief says some of the woman’s bandages hadn’t been changed in days, she hadn’t received needed insulin injections in weeks and she may have been bitten by a rat and roaches inside her home.

Hoffpauir and Welch are charged with cruelty to the infirmed. It’s unclear whether they had attorneys who could comment on their behalf.

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