Tuesday Feb 12 2013
Sacramento elder home owner charged with manslaughter
88-year-old dies from infected bedsores
SACRAMENTO (AP) — The owner of a home for elderly people in Northern California is facing manslaughter and other felony charges in the death of an 88-year-old resident who died from infected bedsores.
The California Attorney General's office says Silvia Cata, who operates the Super Home Care in Sacramento, was arrested Monday and is being held on $300,000 bail.
Spokeswoman, Lynda Gledhill, says the attorney general's office believes the charges against the 52-year-old Cata's mark the first time the office has pursued a manslaughter case against a caregiver stemming from the death of a senior citizens' home resident.
According to court documents, 88-year-old Georgia Holzmeier died last June from after her neglected bedsores resulted in sepsis, a severe blood bacterial infection.
Cata is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.