HomeNewsCrime & CourtsAugusta man dies after being neglected by his daughter, cops say

Augusta man dies after being neglected by his daughter, cops say

Author

Date

An Augusta man who was neglected by his daughter and lost 88 pounds has died from his injuries, almost guaranteeing additional charges in the neglect case.

Bobby Laws, 62, died Wednesday afternoon at Augusta University Medical Center. He was admitted to the Emergency Room with electrical tape around his legs, multiple lacerations, stage 4 pressure ulcers and emaciated, Coroner Mark Bowen said.

Laws was living with his daughter Dianna Laws on the 3000 block of Deans Bridge Road at the time of the incident. Additional charges are likely.

Last week, Dianna Laws was charged with elderly neglect after her father showed up at the hospital weighing 66 pounds with maggots in his wounds. The 38-year-old suspect was allegedly serving as caregiver for her father.

The victim weighed 154 pounds when he left the hospital in July, according to a sheriff’s report. But he returned on Dec. 5 after losing 88 pounds.

Laws is accused of depriving him of his needs and causing lacerations that had maggots in them.

Last week, Dianna Laws was committed to the Charles B. Webster Detention Center on two felony charges – Neglect to a Disabled Adult, Elder, or Resident and Exploitation of an Elderly or Disabled Person.

Greg Rickabaugh is the Jail Report Contributor for The Augusta Press. Reach him at [email protected] 

1 COMMENT

Recent posts

Recent comments

Juliann McCraney on Column: Faith: Ups and downs
Robert Schloesser on Saga with Gold Cross EMS continues
Thomas Yarbrough on Garnett Johnson: In his own words
Tedd Antonacci on OPINION: Letter to the editor
Charmain Brackett on Reoccurring Members
Charmain Brackett on Short Getaways: Edisto Beach
Russell Smeak on Short Getaways: Edisto Beach
Trudy Edwards on Short Getaways: Edisto Beach
Gay Wright on Reoccurring Members
Russell Smeak on Short Getaways: Edisto Beach
Charmain Brackett on Short Getaways: Edisto Beach
Charmain Brackett on Short Getaways: Edisto Beach
Russell Smeak on Short Getaways: Edisto Beach
Thomas Plowden on Short Getaways: Edisto Beach
Charmain Brackett on Man struck by train Thursday
Thomas Yarbrough on Man struck by train Thursday
Tedd Antonacci on Man struck by train Thursday
Dennis Perry on FAITH: Our Only Hope
Robert Turbyfill on Column: Serene18 – take two
Leonard Zimmerman Jr on In The Kitchen With Vera: Oh Honey
Tedd Antonacci on Bomb threat suspect in custody
Frank Bush on FAITH: A Great Lady
Judy Wheeler on FAITH: A Great Lady
Robert Green on Kemp signs tax cut bill
Dan Barnett on FAITH: The Turtle
William Speer on Whither Ukraine?
Sherri Jones Rivers on FAITH: The Turtle
Judy Wheeler on FAITH: The Turtle
Doug Herman on Whither Ukraine?
Phillip Williams on Column: Electing judges
John Mulherin on Column: Electing judges
Sarah Scott on Column: Electing judges
Thomas Yarbrough on XPR Augusta Concerts Canceled
Bill Lesshafft on XPR Augusta Concerts Canceled
Amanda Main on FAITH: The Covid Effect
Tedd Antonacci on XPR Augusta Concerts Canceled
Rev. Bill Harrell on FAITH: The Covid Effect
Jackie VOSS on FAITH: The Covid Effect
Penny Danner on FAITH: The Covid Effect
Rabbi David Sirull on FAITH: The Covid Effect
Elizabeth Ristroph on Michael Meyers: The Law Allows It
Phillip Williams on Michael Meyers: The Law Allows It
Debbie Reddin Van Tuyll on For America, a free press is not optional