Grand Jury Takes Action In Death Of Bed-Ridden Woman

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A 42-year-old Lexington woman has been
indicted by a Fayette County Grand Jury in the death of her
bedridden mother.

Cynthia Wallace is accused of neglecting her mother and eventually causing her death in October. Wanda Maxine Wallace was found dead in her bed in October.

A police report from October 29th says Wanda Wallace was found in poor living conditions and had not been bathed in weeks. It also says she had severe bed sores and was lying in excrement.

The state medical examiner's office estimated Wallace had been dead for up to a week before authorities were notified.

Cynthia Wallace told police she was the sole caretaker of her mother. Wallace also told police she had access to her mother's bank accounts. A brother of Wanda Wallace, Ed Clay, told police he suspected misappropriation of funds from his mother's accounts.

Detectives found about 45-thousand dollars had been transferred in the previous six months from the elder Wallace's account to an unknown account.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by me Location: lexington on Apr 26, 2007 at 09:20 PM
    I'm not upholding what Cynthia did because it was very wrong to treat anyone this way especially your mother but the way I see it the sons are just as guilty. One son Ed has not even talked to his mother in over 12 years but he has the nerve to worry about the mothers financial matters.
  • by Trish Location: lancaster on Apr 15, 2007 at 04:45 AM
    Where was the brother or other family members. This had been going on for weeks? Why didn't anyone in the family notice?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2007 at 05:51 PM
    they should do her like she did her mother see how she would like that christal
  • by Jennifer Location: Corbin on Apr 14, 2007 at 11:30 AM
    After this woman's mother nurtured and cared for her as an infant and child and instead of returning the favor she chooses to abuse and eventually kill, this is sad, very very sad. She should be thankful her mother chose not to kill her as an infant or child!!
  • by mel Location: salyersville on Apr 14, 2007 at 08:19 AM
    How can a person not care for their parents in their later years of this life. Our parents feed, bathe and care for every aspect of our being as we grow up..how can you not do the same in return for them when the tables turn. Sadly, too many people don't realize what should be an insinct, to care for those who can't care for themselves.
  • by heather Location: morehead on Apr 13, 2007 at 06:51 PM
    how could you do that to your own mother or any elderly person if she didn't want to care for her properly why didn't she put here in a place that would care for her the proper way. i think this sick person deserves to be done the same way she should suffer the same way that poor elderly woman did and then put in the electric chair. YOU DO NOT MISTREAT ELDERLY POEPLE.
  • by Rheba Location: Lexington on Apr 13, 2007 at 12:52 PM
    Maybe we should look into why Adult Services had not done more to protect this lady. Often a person who is dependent upon another for everything will not admit to abuse. There must be way to protect these people.
  • by Angie Location: Berea on Apr 13, 2007 at 10:39 AM
    What another sad story of Elder Abuse!! My family has experienced Elder Abuse as well and it is very tragic and heartbreaking thing to think that your own family would do something like this. I cannot understand what is wrong with some people today. The daughter should be sentenced for murder. I understand with her being the sole caretaker being extremely hard but there is help out there in our communities. My husband & I are taking care of my mother-in-law who is elder and has been abused by another family member. I know first hand how extremely difficult the situation is on a person to bear the job. But I could never imagine abusing anyone, especially an Elderly person, much less my own family. I hate it for the family of this dear lady. My thoughts and prayers are with the rest of the family during this difficult situation they are facing. This type of Abuse has too stop somewhere. Everyone who commits this crime should have to be punished.

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