Thursday, June 26, 2008

A mother has been accused of on suspicion of abusing her disabled daughter after her daughter suffered burns to much of her body when a fire broke out in the house while she had been left alone

The Associated Press reports that the woman has been arrested "on suspicion of abuse of a vulnerable adult." According to the report, the 40-year-old woman locked her 23-year-old daugher, who uses a wheelchair, in her room by "tying a bedsheet to the outside door knob to the room." That made it impossible for the young woman to escape when the fire broke out.

The women suffered burns over 30 percent of her body and is still recovering in an Omaha (Nebraska) hospital.

Her mother will make her first court appearance next Tuesday.