Two Hopkinsville residents were arrested last week on the strength of grand jury indictments that allege they neglected an elderly woman until she died late last year.
Charged with knowingly abusing or neglecting an adult are 79-year old Zilpha Hardison and 22-year old Wesley Hardison of Hopkinsville. The original death investigation report from the Hopkinsville Police Department says officers were called by the coroner's office to 414 Sylvan Terrace December 10 to investigate the death of 83-year old Margaret Bernard of Hopkinsville.
The report says the woman was covered in her own waste and the residence was filthy and roach infested. The suspects were due in Circuit Court this week for arraignment.