Independence man allegedly left wife in squalid conditions
By Chris Oberholtz, Multimedia Producer
Aug 13, 2013
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV)
An Independence man has been charged in connection with the neglect of his 73-year-old wife, allowing her to remain in a recliner for several days in filthy conditions.
Gary R. Raps, 58, faces second-degree elder abuse, a Class B felony under Missouri law.
According to court records, Independence police were dispatched Sunday to Centerpoint Hospital regarding a patient who appeared to be neglected.
Raps police that she had been ill and in the recliner for several days.
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His elderly wife weighed approximately 70 pounds according to medical staff, court records state. She also had severe bedsores on her buttocks and legs. He hair was matted and was diagnosed with having a yeast infection underneath her right breast.
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