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Riverside woman arrested for mother's murder

A 58-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her own mother by failing to provide proper care.
March 21, 2014 3:11:17 PM PDT
A 58-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her own mother by failing to provide proper care, Riverside police said.

Linda Raye was the sole caregiver for her 85-year-old mother, who had polio, for more than two years, police said. Her mother died last year and an investigation was launched.

In November 2012, Raye told police that her mother started getting bad sores on her back. Doctors told police that Raye would not call them back or let them check in on her at their apartment.

A detective noted that Raye "appeared to be more concerned with paperwork, than her dying mother," according to an affidavit.

The elderly mother died two weeks after being rushed to the hospital.

"The hospital and the detective learned that the victim suffered from septic shock, and she also had many open wounds," Riverside Police Lt. Val Graham said.

Perry Blanchetts, who lives in the same complex in Concord Square on Iowa Avenue, said all Raye had to do was call 911.

"You only get one mother. And bottom line, she deserves whatever she gets for treating her mother like that," Blanchetts said.


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