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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  An update on a disturbing case of elder abuse in Moultrie we told you about earlier this month.

The 74-year-old woman found living in deplorable conditions has been released from the hospital. She's now at a nursing home in Valdosta as Moultrie Police continue to investigate her case. Christine Welch lived in the Third Street Northwest home with two caregivers.

Investigators say she had maggots in bed sores and severe gangrene. Doctors amputated one leg above the knee and the other just below the knee.

Welch is still fighting some infection but was well enough to be released. 34-year old Tosha Chambers and 55-year-old Royce Dillard, Junior remain in the Colquitt County Jail charged with cruelty to a person age 65 or older.


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