Women charged with removing ill mother from ambulance

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A statement by Dothan police says 39-year-old Annie Lucy Newby and 40-year-old Ida Lorene Newby are charged with elder abuse and second-degree neglect.

Posted: Jan 31, 2020 3:15 PM

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - Two Alabama women are accused of removing their mother from an ambulance that authorities say was taking her in for medical treatment.

A statement by Dothan police says 39-year-old Annie Lucy Newby and 40-year-old Ida Lorene Newby are charged with elder abuse and second-degree neglect.

WTVY-TV reports that an elderly woman called for transportation to a doctor's office to be treated for an infection. Police say officers were called Thursday to a home where ambulance workers told police the sisters pulled the woman off the ambulance to prevent her from getting treatment.

Police say the mother had missed other appointments for treatment.

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