BY GLENN E. RICE
The Kansas City Star
Jackson County authorities have charged a 58-year-old Independence man with elder abuse for allegedly allowing his wife to remain in a recliner for several days in squalid conditions.
According to court records, Raps told police that his 73-year-old wife had become ill and remained seated in a recliner for several days. Emergency room personnel said the woman was in critical condition, weighed approximately 70 pounds and had severe bedsores on her buttocks and legs. The woman’s hair was matted and she had a yeast infection underneath a breast.