Father, aide charged with murder in death of 12-year-old Tenn. girl from bedsores, gangrene

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The father of a disabled girl in Tennessee who died from gangrene and infected bedsores due to neglect has been charged with first-degree murder along with a home-health aide.

The Shelby County District Attorney's Office said in a news release Wednesday that a grand jury has indicted 42-year-old Errol Johnson and 41-year-old home-health worker Chasara Jones on a charge of first-degree murder in perpetration of aggravated child neglect.

A court clerk said that records did not list attorneys for either Jones or Johnson.

The news release noted a third defendant had been charged, but did not identify the defendant.

The 12-year-old Millington, Tenn., girl died in November 2012.

Paramedics told the district attorney's office that the girl's sores were so advanced, the bones in her toes were visible.

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