Woman jailed for locking sister inside snake-infested house

By AdvocateNews on 04/09/2021

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 3,593


A Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to two years in jail after she pleaded guilty to locking up her older sister who has special needs inside a cage in their home infested with bugs and snakes.U

According to a report by OnlineMail, Leona Biser, 52, confessed to keeping her sister, Loretta Lancaster, 54, in a wooden cage with a filthy mattress laid out in the living room of their Vestaburg home, which was lined with faeces. 

Irritated Pennsylvania Attorney General, Josh Shapiro, called the home a ‘house of horrors’ not fit for anyone to live in and which had no bathroom or running water.

‘What Leona Biser (the woman) did to her sister is unforgivable, but today’s plea is a step towards justice,’ Shapiro said in a statement on Thursday.

Police said they found Lancaster in a kneeling position inside the cage and that her nephew was kneeling beside her.

But it wasn’t for another three months when the agent returned, this time bringing a doctor, and it was found that Lancaster was unable to even stand up or walk.

Lancaster, who is said to have the mental capacity of an infant, was removed from the home and taken to the hospital in early 2020, where she was treated for a urinary tract infection and Rhabdomyolysis, a potentially life-threatening illness caused by the breakdown of muscle tissue.  

The AG’s office said Lancaster’s condition has improved significantly and she has regained some mobility. She is also working with a speech therapist and getting the medication she needed that Biser had been allegedly withholding. 

Posted 04/09/2021 08:54:30 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Police, Military rescue 9 kidnapped herdsmen in Anambra,...

PDP VP slot: Atiku replies Ortom, other aggrieved...

NUJ raises alarm over missing Anambra journalist

Late T. B. Joshua’s Synagogue church speaks on...

FULL TEXT OF AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY PRESIDENT...

Banks get deadline on dead customers’ BVN

Open Grazing Ban: Delta monarchs back Southern governors...

Ibrahim Magu told to step aside as EFCC...

Police parade suspected killers of Rev Fr Offu,...

NEWSSARS: Peter Obi denies arming police operatives to...

7 Naval Officers abducted in Edo

It’s only 4 years, says wife whose husband...

 

Latest News Yahaya Bello orders closure of brothels, bans use of face masks in Kogi ‘US kills terrorists, Nigeria pampers them’ - Femi Fani-Kayode Residents flee as unknown gunmen kill 7 in Imo Suspect who beat Nigerian to death in Italy arrested 2023: Lalong, Oshiomhole lead APC’s campaign team Bandits: We’ll continue to fight for justice – Southern Kaduna 2023: Obi support group slams Tinubu for wishing Peter Obi and supporters dead, tells INEC to call him to order Terror fears force NRC to suspend Lagos-Kano, Ajaokuta train services FG purchases N1.4bn vehicles for Niger Republic, justifies action NBC fines DSTV, TSTV, NTA, Trust TV N20m over Documentary on Banditry ...Says fines must be paid in 27 days Gunmen kidnap gold miner in Osun, demand N100m ransom NASS vs Buhari: Uncertainty as Buhari faces impeachment threat in last days

 

Most Read Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (427,501 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (427,500 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (427,500 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (427,500 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (427,500 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (427,500 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (427,499 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (427,499 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (427,496 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (419,617 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (355,900 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (354,844 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (159) EDITORIAL (25) NEWS (9,907) POLITICS (519) SOCIETY (135) SPORTS (67) BUSINESS (380) HEALTH (63) EDUCATION (53) ENTERTAINMENT (65) INTERNATIONAL (232) TECHNOLOGY (8) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (47)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.