Family members indicted for homicide after relative dies from bed sore
WITI / Nashville Police
Shakela Bigsby, along with Alford Bailey and Annise Bailey, were indicted on reckless homicide charges for not properly caring for their relative, Willie Harper, 78, who died from complications of a stage 4 bed sore, Metro Nashville Police said.

via WITI:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WITI) -- Three people have been arrested and charged with reckless homicide in connection with the death of their relative in July 2018.

Police say on July 12, 2018, 78-year-old Willie Harper was admitted to Centennial Medical Center suffering from a stage 4 bed sore. Harper later died from complications of the chronic ulcer.

The Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and ruled Harper’s death a homicide. Detectives and Tennessee Adult Protective Services determined Harper’s family members failed to take care of him, leading to the dire medical condition.

The grand jury indicted Harper’s daughter, Shakela Bigsby, 41. The U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force took Bigsby into custody Thursday.

Police also arrested Harper’s brother, 71-year-old Alford Bailey and Bailey’s daughter Annise, 46, on Wednesday. Harper lived with Alford.

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