*In what can only be assessed as a horrible way to go, an 82-year-old woman died from neglect as she was left sitting in a chair from which she had not moved to even use the restroom or bathe for six month. Coroner Parks Evans said her caregiver relatives found her dead in the chair in a bedroom of the home on Mount Vista Avenue in Greenville, S. C. on Jan. 2.

The first firefighters on the scene told authorities that the place smelled so bad upon entry, they had to set up a fan by the door, authorities said.

Prosecutors are still trying to decide whether to charge Barbara Beam’s sister and nephew with her death following the coroner’s ruling of it as homicide by neglect.
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