NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three Tennessee residents face homicide charges after a relative died from complications caused by a severe bed sore.
Willie Harper, 78, died last July shortly after being admitted to a hospital, Nashville police said in a statement. A medical examiner ruled Harper's death a homicide and an investigation determined Harper's family members failed to take care of him, leading to the dire medical condition, police said.
A grand jury in Nashville handed down indictments this month charging Harper's daughter, Shakela Bigsby, 41; his brother, Alford Bailey, 71; and his niece, Annise Bailey, 46. They were taken into custody on Wednesday and Thursday.
Each was jailed with bond set at $100,000.
It wasn't immediately clear whether any of those charged had attorneys.