Casey Kasem’s Wife Won’t Face Elder Abuse Charges: DA

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There is insufficient evidence to charge Casey Kasem’s wife with elder abuse or neglect in connection with the death of the famous disc jockey, the Los Angeles County district attorney said Friday.

Kasem died last year after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease and dementia. He died as his children and wife of 30 years, Jean, battled for control of his medical treatment and life.

Kasem’s children from his first marriage had accused his wife of neglecting and abusing their father.

But Deputy Dist. Atty. Belle M. Chen concluded that Jean Kasem had made “continuous efforts to ensure that Mr. Kasem was medically supervised.”

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