25 March 2014
Investigation continues, 90-year-old Robert Stella of La Jolla, alleged victim
Robert Stella. Courtesy photos
Stella’s granddaughter, Emily Criscuolo, said that when the family had Stella removed from his home in February and transferred to a local senior care facility, he was disoriented, malnourished and dehydrated with severe bedsores. They allege the woman routinely tied him to his bed and locked him in his room without food or water.
SDPD Media Relations Lt. Kevin Mayer said police are investigating charges of financial abuse and neglect (a form of elder abuse).
The disturbing conditions inside the home of Robert Stella (pictured) at the time he was taken to a residential care facility last month.
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