MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The father of a disabled teenage girl in Tennessee who died from gangrene and infected bedsores due to neglect has been charged with first-degree murder along with a home-health aide.
The Shelby County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release Wednesday that a grand jury has indicted 42-year-old Errol Johnson and 41-year-old home-health worker Chasara Jones on a charge of first-degree murder in perpetration of aggravated child neglect.
A court clerk said that records did not list attorneys for either Jones or Johnson.
The news release noted a third defendant had been charged, but did not identify the defendant.
The 12-year old Millington, Tenn., girl died in November 2012.
Paramedics told the district attorney’s office that the girl’s sores were so advanced, the bones in her toes were visible.