Caretaker Pleads Not Guilty in Manslaughter Case

4 years 10 months 3 weeks ago February 27, 2012 Feb 27, 2012 Monday, February 27 2012 Monday, February 27, 2012 12:52:20 PM CST in News
By: Associated Press

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.

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