Cockeysville Woman Indicted for Mother's Death

Police say the 91-year old woman who died in January had been left in a bathroom for two days.

A Cockeysville woman was indicted for manslaughter by a Baltimore County grand jury in the death of her 91-year old mother, according to Baltimore County police.

Sharon Caslow, 65, has been freed on $100,000 bond after being charged with four counts relating to abuse neglect, as well as reckless endangerment and manslaughter, online court records show.

Sharon Caslow's mother, Aubrey Caslow, was found by Baltimore County medical personnel on Jan. 17. She was discovered in the bathroom, seated on a toilet where it had been determined she had been left by her daughter Sharon for two days. The mother and daughter lived together in a home in a 1000 block of Hidden Moss Drive in Cockeysville, according to police spokeswoman Elise Armacost. 

Medical personnel and Baltimore County police responded to Sharon's call at 3:33 p.m, according to the release. 

“Sharon Caslow told officers she was aware that her mother was in the bathroom, but did not summon help,” according to a police press release. “The victim was transported to Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where medical personnel determined that she had injuries consistent with being neglected.”

Aubrey Caslow died 10 days later on Jan. 27, while in hospice care.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be acute renal failure and the manner of death as a homicide, the police statement said.

A Baltimore County Grand Jury returned an indictment of manslaughter against Sharon Caslow on Aug. 15. 

K L August 23, 2012 at 12:37 AM
She was indicted in February, not August


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