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Posted: 10:35 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2012
By Dan Tordjman
STATESVILLE, N.C. —
A mentally disabled woman ate garbage after being left alone all day by a caretaker who was supposed to be watching her, police said.
Whitney Hill, 24, was charged with felony neglect of the disabled with injury.
Police said the 21-year-old victim was physically ill and had to be taken to the hospital after ingesting trash she while was left alone with outside Hill's apartment.
A neighbor at Forest Park Apartments said she called protective services after she noticed the victim alone on a deck for nearly seven hours.
When police showed up, that neighbor realized the victim was eating trash, including a dirty diaper.
No one at Hill's apartment wanted to comment on the incident.
However, a person at M & M of the Carolinas, the agency that employed Hill as a caretaker, said Hill had been fired since the incident.
Authorities said Hill was at a friend's house all day as the disabled victim sat alone outside her apartment.
Police also said Hill was not authorized to take the victim to her home.
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