A Texas woman and her daughter went about their lives in their San Antonio home for three years, while the body of the woman’s mother decayed in a bedroom, police said on Thursday.
Police believe that Jacqueline Crayton, 71, was injured in a fall but received no assistance and died on a bedroom floor days later.
Delissa Navonne Crayton, 47, has been charged with injury to a child, for allegedly allowing her daughter to live in the same home as the decaying body.
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Police arrested a Texas woman who they claim lived for three years in the same home as her mother’s decaying body.
Police identified the woman arrested as Delissa Navonne Crayton, 47, in a news release Thursday.
They said Jacqueline Crayton, 71, had been injured in a fall three years previously in the home in Seguin she shared with her daughter, Delissa, and granddaughter.
But police allege that Delissa Crayton did not seek help or assistance for her mother, who died days later on the floor of a bedroom.
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Her body was left on the floor of the bedroom, while Delissa Clayton and her daughter slept in another bedroom.
Police said they discovered the skeletal remains after receiving a tip from child protection services.
They said Delissa Crayton has been charged with injury to a child under 15, because her daughter had been living in the house while the body was decaying in the next room.
The offense carries a maximum jail sentence of 20 years, and a possible $10,000 fine.
They said that Delissa’s daughter is now living with other family members.
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