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Reading woman charged in death of man with a maggot-filled foot

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 27, 2016 8:57 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- A former caregiver in Berks County has been charged with homicide after authorities say she failed to properly treat a man with a congenital defect who died after his foot wounds became severely infected and filled with maggots.

The state attorney general's office says 43-year-old Stacey Ann Cunnius of Reading neglected the care of Jessie McCrimmon, who had spina bifida.

Prosecutors say McCrimmon died last year because he didn't receive proper care and "endured considerable pain.''

Investigators say McCrimmon was missing toes on one foot and had bone exposed.

The other was being held on by necrotic flesh.

Cunnius also faces charges including Medicaid fraud, neglect of a care-dependent person and recklessly endangering another person.

She was in the Berks County jail Thursday with no attorney listed in court records.

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