Daughter, granddaughter accused in elder abuse
BATON ROUGE - Police said filthy conditions and signs of malnourishment led them to accuse the relatives of a deceased elderly Baton Rouge woman with abusing her Monday.
Officers charged Joleslie Looney, 53, and Lauren Looney, 17, with cruelty to the infirmed after their arrest.
Detectives said they were called to the Looney's home at 1081 N. Acadian West in reference to a dead woman later identified as 82-year-old Bessie Looney, Jolelsie's mother.
Police said Bessie Looney showed signs she had been malnourished, and had several bed sores on her body. Investigators said there was also a large amount of flies throughout the house, and feces and trash covered the floors of the residence.
Police said both Joleslie and Lauren were Looney's primary caregivers, and knew about her condition but did not seek medical attention.
The Looneys were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Monday night.
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