Huntingburg Woman Arrested on Neglect Resulting in Death After Charges Were Refiled

A Huntingburg woman is behind bars after charges were refiled in her case involving the death of an elderly man in her care.

25-year-old Latasha M. Rodriguez turned herself in at the Dubois County Security Center on Tuesday on an active warrant charging her with a Level 1 Felony count of neglect of a dependent resulting in death, a Level 3 Felony count of neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury, and a Level 6 Felony count of financial exploitation of a dependent with the victim at least 60 years old.

Huntingburg police say they began investigating after 70-year-old Bruce Clayton was rushed to the emergency room with several bedsores, malnourished, and died a few days later.

Police say Clayton was being cared for by Latasha Rodriguez and Selena Aguilar after suffering a stroke in 2012.

Both Rodriguez and Aguilar were charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death, neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury and one count of financial exploitation in 2018.

Aguilar decided to plead guilty to neglect of a dependent resulting in serious injury as part of a plea agreement and was sentenced to 12 years in prison in October.

The case against Rodriguez was originally dismissed to allow more time to investigate.

A warrant was issued for her arrest after the case was filed last Friday.

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