Nashville woman guilty of elder abuse; father found in filth

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville woman has been convicted of elder abuse after housing officials found her father in an over-full adult diaper with feces on his feet and under his nails.

According to the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office, a jury on Wednesday found Mattie Florence Sweeney guilty of two felony counts of elder abuse.

Sweeney’s father was 87 when Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency officials discovered him in an upstairs room in December 2014. The father asked the officers to take him to the hospital, saying he had been deprived of his medications and veterans benefits.

At the hospital the father was found to be suffering from E. coli pneumonia as a direct result of his living conditions.

Sweeney faces sentencing on June 29.

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