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Saratoga Sheriff: Man indicted in mother's death

Saratoga Sheriff: Man indicted in mother's death

Police say he left her with open, infected wounds
Saratoga Sheriff: Man indicted in mother's death
Richard Carr III
Photographer: Saratoga County Sheriff (inset); Gazette file photo (background)

PROVIDENCE -- A former Saratoga County man in charge of his mother's care left her with open and infected wounds, hypothermia and other ailments that led to her death, Saratoga County sheriff's officials said Thursday.

Richard Carr III, 28, most recently of South Carolina, was arraigned in Saratoga County Court Wednesday on charges of second-degree manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a vulnerable older person, felonies.

Carr is accused of failing to care for his mother, Muriel Carr, 64, of Fayville Road, Providence. Muriel Carr was brought by ambulance to Saratoga Hospital on Jan. 28 and died shortly after arriving, officials said.

Muriel Carr suffered from open and infected wounds, sepsis, hypothermia, bed sores and other ailments, they said.

The investigation began after a report from the hospital concerning a case of elder abuse, officials said.

Following the investigation the case was presented to a grand jury, which returned the manslaughter and endangering counts last month.

Richard Carr III was found and arrested in South Carolina and, on Tuesday, was extradited to New York. 

He was ordered held on $50,000 bail following his court appearance.

Muriel Carr was described in her obituary as a native of New Jersey and a former stay-at-home mom who had three children. She later worked at Walmart. She enjoyed her animals, doing puzzle books, playing computer games and watching her favorite television shows and movies. 

Muriel and Richard Carr III were listed in her obituary as being from Galway, although police listed it as Providence.

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