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Adoptive Mom Chained Disabled Daughter to Bed Frame

The adoptive mother of a 22-year-old with special needs is facing multiple charges after she allegedly chained the woman to a bed frame by the neck and left her in her own excrement for almost a week.

Just after midnight on May 29, a woman returned home from the store and reportedly heard screaming coming from the second floor. When she went to inspect, the woman reportedly discovered her mentally disabled adopted older sister. She allegedly had a chain around her neck keeping her bound to the bed frame in the room. Her hips were held in place with a bicycle lock, and her sister found the key and freed her.

The authorities were notified, and it was reported that the mother returned to the residence until she learned the police were coming. Her younger daughter kept her away from the room. She did not want her mother to move anything around before the officers could inspect it. Before the police got there, the mother reportedly took the chain and lock and left the residence.

When they arrived, her daughter shared photos and video that reportedly showed her sister chained to the bed frame. They also reported that she was not allowed to take a shower, use the bathroom, take her prescription medication, or drink water, and she was reportedly only provided sandwiches for nourishment. The police believed she had been chained to the frame for five days.

The authorities were able to contact the woman’s mother, who had been telling family members that she wanted to end her life. They found her in Pittsburgh, and they reported that she seemed like she was struggling with her mental health.

The woman was taken into custody and booked into the She is facing preliminary charges of neglect and endangering the welfare of a care-dependent person, assault, recklessly endangering another person, harassment, false imprisonment, unlawful restraint, and tampering with evidence, and she is being held without bail. It was reported that she was also fired from the Spectrum Charter School where she worked as a nurse.

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