BATON ROUGE, La. — A Louisiana woman found guilty of manslaughter in the death of her bedsore-ridden mother won’t be sentenced until next month.

The Advocate reports 56-year-old Joleslie Looney was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, but Judge Mike Erwin granted defense attorney Stephen Sterling’s request for additional time and pushed the date to May 31.

Joleslie Looney’s daughter, 21-year-old Lauren Looney, pleaded guilty last month to a lesser charge of negligent homicide and will be sentenced April 20.

An emaciated Bessie Looney was found dead on Sept. 29, 2014, covered in bedsores and sitting in her own waste. She had been strapped into a wheelchair, parked in her fly-invested bedroom. Coroner’s officials classified it a homicide.


Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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