A Texas mother died last week after Bexar County deputies found her bedridden at her home with bedsores and mold growing on parts of her body.
Patricia Martinez, 58, was undergoing hospice care at home, with her three adult children responsible for feeding her, transporting her to appointments, administering medicine, and keeping her clean.
Deputies found Martinez in horrific condition on August 18 and took her to a hospital. She died a few days later after she was taken off a ventilator, KTBC reported.
Her children were charged at the time with injury to a disabled individual causing serious bodily injury. Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said those charges may be upgraded now that their mother has died but for now they will remain.
The sheriff’s office said that Oscar Dominguez, 37; Roxanna Carrero, 24; and Pedro Carrero, 18, are being held on $85,000 bond each.
Salazar also said Martinez received government benefits but wasn’t certain if the adult children were cashing in on those benefits.
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[Featured image: L-R, Oscar Dominguez, Roxanna Carrero, and Pedro Carrero/Bexar County Sheriff’s Office]