Caretaker Pleads Not Guilty in Manslaughter Case
JACKSON - A southeast Missouri woman has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges stemming from the death of an 80-year-old woman under her care.
The Southeast Missourian reports that 53-year-old Sherrie Gail Coomer of Patton, Mo., pleaded not guilty Monday. Her next court appearance is March 26.
Patricia Joan Langston died in October of a sepsis infection. Investigators say an autopsy revealed bedsores, some infested with maggots.
Authorities say Coomer's improper care contributed to Langston's death.
Coomer is free on bond but does not have a listed phone number. She does not have a listed attorney.