Monday, August 11, 2008

Update: Tawnisha Harbour case

Action 3 News, Omaha, Nebraska reports that Tawnisha Harbour's mother, Cherie Harbour, 40, has waived her preliminary hearing, and will go to trial on the charge of abuse of a vulnerable adult.

As reported in an earlier post, Tawnisha Harbour, 23, died after suffering burns to her arms, legs and face in a house fire. It is alleged that Tawnisha, who used a wheelchair, was left unattended in the house and was unabled to escape when the fire broke out. According to police, Wendy Harbour locked Tawnisha in her bedroom by tying a bedsheet to the outside door knob to the room. That made it impossible for her to escape when the fire broke out.

See here for an earlier report.