Home Breaking Couple arrested after elderly woman found bedridden with exposed spinal cord

Couple arrested after elderly woman found bedridden with exposed spinal cord

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Breann Kimberly Murray and her fiancé Jacob Alexander Brigham (Richmond County Sheriff’s Office )


Sandy Hodson

The Augusta Chronicle, Ga.

Nov. 5—An Augusta couple charged with neglect of a disabled adult or elderly person remain in jail without bond since their arrest Oct. 28.

Jacob A. Brigham, 24, and Breann K. Murray, 23, were taking care of Murray’s 78-year-old bedridden grandmother in Hephzibah. . According to an incident report, they were living with responsible for the elderly woman’s care after Murray’s mother died a couple of years ago, according to an incident report. She was discovered with bed sores that exposed her spinal cord.

Murray told deputies sent to the home around 2:40 a.m. Oct. 28 that there had been a nurse who would check on her grandmother, but no nurse had been there since June. Brigham told deputies the victim was bedridden because she was lazy, according to the incident report.

The emergency medical worker who called for the sheriff’s office told the deputy he found the victim’s backside covered in blood, puss and human waste and that her spinal cord was exposed, according to the incident report.

Brigham and Murray appeared in Richmond County Magistrate Court Oct. 29, but because the charge they face is considered a family violence crime, bond can only be addressed in Superior Court. Neither Brigham nor Murray has any criminal arrests in the Augusta or Columbia County Judicial Circuits, according to court records.

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