Alexandria Woman Indicted In Death Of 98-Year-Old Mother

Police say mother was left on floor without medication after falling from bed.

An Alexandria woman is facing charges in connection with the death of her 98-year-old mother nearly one year ago.

Anne Bailey Farr, 69, is charged with felony abuse and neglect of an incapacitated adult resulting in death. Her mother, Margaret H. Farr, died nearly a year ago at age 98, but the indictment was not issued until last week, according to The Washington Post.

On May 19, 2013, emergency workers responded to a call from Anne Farr, who reported that her mother had died, according to the Post, which cited a police officer’s affidavit. The officer responded to the scene and found Margaret Farr lying on her stomach about three feet from her bed.

Farr stated that her mother had fallen out of bed either Friday or Saturday and had stayed there until Sunday the 19th before the fire department was called.

According to the affidavit, Farr said she did not provide her mother with any food or medication during the hours she spent on the floor, but a pill box containing blood pressure medication for Friday and Saturday was found near Farr’s body.

Anne Farr was being held in Alexandria jail on a $10,000 bond. 

Lewis Tagliaferre April 23, 2014 at 10:24 AM
The mom's time had come and the daughter seems to have accepted that..since there was no foul play indicated I see only a delay in calling 911....but if they took her to hospital the medics would have attempted to extend her life at tremendous cost for no good reason....this happened to a neighbor living alone and no one was charged with any crime even though her body was not discovered until neighbors called 911 some time later...message: no good deed goes unpunished....
The Convict April 23, 2014 at 10:56 AM
She left her mother on the floor for a couple of days, Lewis. If Mom had wanted to die instead of recieving life supporting measures, the daughter could have at least put her in the bed or made her comfortable. Instead, this appears to be the case that the daughter just decided to be indifferent to her mother's precarious situation. BTW, if this had been an infant that had fallen on the floor and was left to die, would you take the same position?
Michele April 23, 2014 at 11:03 AM
Caring for someone else is a HUGE burden, even if it is someone you love with all of your heart. In this area, supports are not always easy to get, and people often do not reach out for help because they don't even know help exists. We do not know the full story, and I refuse to pretend to know what to think about this without more information.


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