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

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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] 

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