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Coroner: 92-year-old woman dies after left on floor for days covered in urine, feces

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Mack Adams Gaines (Source: Oconee Co. Sheriff's Office) Mack Adams Gaines (Source: Oconee Co. Sheriff's Office)
SENECA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Oconee County Sheriff's Office said a man is charged in connection with the neglect of an elderly woman resulting in her death.

According to the arrest warrant, the 92-year-old victim fell at a home in the Seneca area on Dec. 15. Deputies said the suspect, 57-year-old Mack Adams Gaines, did not seek medical attention for the victim or move her from the floor where she fell for three days.

Gaines knew the victim was lying in the floor but didn't seek any aid, according to deputies.

When emergency personnel responded to the house on Dec. 18, the victim was found unconscious and unclothed from the waist down, covered in urine and feces, the arrest warrant states.

She was transported to Oconee Memorial Hospital.

On Jan. 17, the victim passed away in Hospice care from medical complications secondary to her fall. The coroner classified her death as a homicide. She was identified as 92-year-old Alma Louise Gaines.

Mack Gaines was arrested in December and charged with neglect of a vulnerable adult, but after Alma Gaines death, the charge was upgraded to neglect of a vulnerable adult resulting in death.

He was denied bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

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