Lewiston Police arrest woman accused of neglecting mother, causing her death

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LEWISTON, Idaho — Lewiston Police arrested a woman accused of neglecting her mother, which caused her to die.

The Lewiston Fire Department responded to a medical call at a home on 7th Street and Stewart Avenue on Friday.

Firefighters and medical personnel found an unconscious 72-year-old woman who was taken to a nearby hospital, but later died.

Detectives say they observed several injuries on the woman common with neglect, such as bed sores, malnourishment, and poor hygiene.

Lewiston Police say the woman was in the care of her daughter, 37-year-old Cindi Williams, who was in charge of bathing and feeding her mother.

Police also said the house was very cluttered and unsanitary, and detectives found a poodle in the home that was in poor health. The dog was taken to Animal Control and a vet for examination.

Williams was taken to the Nez Perce County Detention Center for neglect of a vulnerable adult. She is being held on a $10,000 bond.

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