The little girl was completely left to herself by the two, who had not fed her for several days and left her in the dirt without even changing her diaper for some time. Negligence, disorder, dirt and indifference: this has detected the policemen when they intervened, now too late.
The house was full of trash and insects
The two women who adopted Lauren, Margaret Wade, thirty-eight, and Marie Sweeney, thirty-seven years old, have left her starving but not only. The child had not been changed for days and their house was full of rubbish, insects, bad food.
They called the rescue only when Lauren was almost dying. When the rescuers arrived they found so much rubbish in the house that they found it hard to open the front door.
The kitchen was full of rubbish so much that "there was almost no room to move," says prosecutor Bill McVicar. In the house there were bugs everywhere, bad food, dirty dishes, clothes and clothes scattered around. The detective who is investigating the case said it was the first time in his career that he saw such terrible conditions.
Accused of neglect and mistreatment
The two women also tried to convince the rescuers that Lauren had contracted a virus, but obviously the doctors immediately noticed the child's condition. The autopsy found that the child was killed by the negligence of the two women.
The two, accused of intentional mistreatment and carelessness towards minors, said they did not feel guilty about Lauren's death.