For Immediate Release
December 19, 2011
Connie Stratton, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Consumer Protection & Antitrust Bureau
Attorney General Michael A. Delaney announced that today in Strafford County Superior Court, Leo Gordon Carter pled guilty to a felony charge of Criminal Neglect of an Elderly, Disabled or Impaired Adult, relating to the care of his elderly mother. In July of 2010, emergency medical services responded to Carter's Rochester residence where he lived with his 85-year-old bed-ridden mother. Upon arrival, Carter's mother was found to be suffering from malnutrition, severe dehydration and several infected bedsores. Carter was his mother's sole caregiver.
Carter was sentenced to 12 months at the House of Corrections and a $2,000 suspended fine. A condition of his sentence is that he is prohibited from caring for any elderly, disabled, or impaired adult for a period of 10 years.
Attorney General Delaney said, "My office will take action to protect New Hampshire's most vulnerable citizens from neglect. Today's guilty plea makes clear that we will vigorously enforce New Hampshire's criminal neglect law."
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