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Daughter Charged With Elder Abuse, Murder in 85-Year-Old Mother’s Death

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A 58-year-old San Bernardino woman was charged Thursday with murder and elder abuse in the death of her 85-year-old mother, for whom she was the paid in-home caregiver.


Linda Maureen Raye, 58, charged with murder and elder abuse in the death of her 85-year-old mother in her care. (Credit: Riverside Police Department)

On Nov. 28, 2012 Linda Maureen Raye’s mother was taken by ambulance to Riverside Community Hospital after being found unresponsive, according to a news release from the Riverside Police Department.

The victim was treated for septic shock, believed to be the result of severely infected open wounds, the release stated. She later died.

An autopsy determined the elderly woman’s death was a direct result of severely infected wounds.

Investigators said Raye failed to properly care for her mother despite receiving specific wound care training.

She then failed to seek any assistance, even after the wounds became infected, the release stated.

Raye was being held at the Robert Presley Detention Center on $1 million bail.

Anyone with information in this case was urged to contact Detective Christian Vaughan at 951-955-5233.

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