Woman Found Dead With Maggot-Infected Sores So Large Bones Could Be Seen, Son Charged

elderly neglect
Source: MEGA; Bexar County Sheriff's Office

Apr. 12 2022, Published 4:48 p.m. ET

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A 50-year-old woman was found dead in her bed with maggots inside various wounds. Now, her son faces charges.

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On Sept. 4, deputies from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in Texas responded to a home and found the victim.

It was discovered the victim had become bed-ridden in 2013, according to the sheriff’s office. Her son, Juan Huerta, had become her primary caretaker.

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The victim had sores on her body so large that bones were exposed, according to the sheriff’s office. Maggots were found inside the wounds as well, investigators said.


Huerta was initially arrested shortly after the discovery and charged with a third-degree felony version of injury to elderly. However, this month, a grand jury upped the charge to the first-degree felony version.

He is now being held on $200,000 bond.

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“This case is bar none the worst case of neglect of an elderly person I have ever seen,” Sheriff Javier Salazar said.

elderly neglect
Source: MEGA; Bexar County Sheriff's Office

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