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Murray woman charged with severe neglect/abuse of elderly, disabled man

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A Crandall woman is facing charges in connection with the abuse and neglect of a 65 year old disabled man. Lisa Marie Alexander, of 205 Mason Road, is charged with cruelty to person 65 years of age or older, reckless conduct and charges of animal cruelty. Murray County EMS personnel were called to the residence Sunday afternoon to respond to a bedridden male due to medical conditions. According to reports, EMS found the man suffering from open wounds and active insect infestation as well as extremely poor living conditions. The victim was transported to Hamilton medical Center where, at press time, he was listed in critical condition. Responders notified the Murray County Sheriff Office. The sheriff office requested the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The condition of the home was so toxic investigators donned Tyvek suits and used breathing apparatus while inside the home. Law enforcement is working with Murray County authorities to condemn the home because of the condition. There was no word on how long the man may have been living in that conditions. The woman was a caretaker and a relative of the victim but not much more information was being released at press time. The dogs living at the home were seized by Murray County Animal Control. Alexander was in Murray County Magistrate Court for a bond hearing on Tuesday afternoon. Magistrate Court Judge Gale buckner set bond at $50,000. The neglect of a disabled adult charge was part of a legislative package passed by the Georgia General Assembly in 2013 to help protect Vulnerable senior citizens. The charge is a felony and if a suspect is convicted of the charge, he or she could receive a prison sentence from one to 20 years.