Maryland mother charged with second degree murder allegedly failed to provide ‘adequate care’ for her daughter
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A Maryland mother is charged with second-degree murder after she allegedly failed to provide “adequate care for her daughter” which led to her death.
Virginia Marie Stone, 45, has been charged in the September 30, 2020 death of her 18-year-old daughter, Evening Star Stone.
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office found Evening dead on her bed and her mother, Virginia, told detectives she had “several underlying medical conditions.”
An autopsy was carried out and, after an inquest, detectives learned that Evening had been diagnosed with multiple health issues which could have been treated “if she had received the proper care”.
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The medical examiner ruled Evening’s death a homicide due to negligence, pneumonia and malnutrition.
According to the Charles County District Attorney’s Office and State Medical Examiner, Virginia’s alleged failure to provide proper care to Evening resulted in her death.
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Virginia was charged with second-degree murder and bodily harm to a vulnerable adult on July 29 and was extradited to Maryland from West Virginia.
She was taken to the Charles County Detention Center, where she is being held without bail.