Caretaker charged in death of 91-year-old woman

November 19, 2012 10:18:10 AM PST
Hudson County police have charged a caretaker in connection to the death of a 91-year-old woman found in her Union City home on Saturday morning.

Authorities say Mildred Schnabel was found in the living room of her single home, where she resided with her son, 56-year-old Peter Schnable.

Police says that when Peter left for work Friday morning, he used shoe strings tied together to secure his mother in her chair recliner to prevent her from falling out. When Peter returned in the morning, he found her slumped in the recliner.

Peter tried to perform C.P.R. and called 911 but when paramedics came, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Peter Schnabel was charged on a summons complaint with Neglect of an Elderly Person. The investigation is continuing and the police are waiting for results from the medical examiner.

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