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Michigan Woman Accused of Torturing Her Boyfriend's 80-Year-Old Mother While He Was Away on 5-Day Trip

Michigan Woman Accused of Torturing Her Boyfriend's 80-Year-Old Mother
Source: Macomb County Prosecutor's Office; Mega

Laura Tisdelle has formally been charged with the alleged abuse and torture of her boyfriend's elderly mother, prosecutors said.

Dec. 29 2023, Published 12:02 p.m. ET

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A woman in Michigan has been charged with torture after she allegedly abused her boyfriend’s elderly mother while he was away on vacation, according to authorities.

On June 21, the boyfriend of 40-year-old Laura Tisdelle came home after a five-day trip and found his 80-year-old mother with “her hands tied together, restrained to the bed, severely beaten and laying in her own urine and feces,” according to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office.

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The elderly victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of her critical injuries, officials said.

According to authorities, Tisdelle was determined to be the victim’s sole caregiver in her Sterling Heights home at the time.

On Dec. 28, prosecutors announced Tisdelle was formally charged with torture, first-degree vulnerable adult abuse, unlawful imprisonment, and domestic violence.

Tisdelle is scheduled to next appear in court on Jan. 8, 2024.

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"We are committed to pursuing justice for the alleged torture and abuse inflicted upon this elderly woman," Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido said. "This commitment drives us to passionately advocate for the dignity and well-being of individuals who are unable to protect themselves."


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