2007 death leads to neglect charge for mom

(AP) - New Jersey authorities say a woman is to blame for years of neglect that led to her adult daughter's deathfrom malnutrition. Ermina Errico was booked Thursday on a third-degree neglectcharge in

News 12 Staff

Aug 28, 2009, 7:43 PM

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(AP) - New Jersey authorities say a woman is to blame for years of neglect that led to her adult daughter's deathfrom malnutrition.
Ermina Errico was booked Thursday on a third-degree neglectcharge in the death of 25-year-old Emily Errico. She was releasedon her own recognizance.
Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow says Emily Errico was97 pounds when she died in 2007 at her parents' home.
The prosecutor says an investigation revealed her mothercontrolled the amount of food her daughter ate, forced her to weartrash bags and never allowed to leave the house.
Errico's attorney did not return a message seeking commentThursday. A man responding to a knock on the door of the family'shouse did not answer questions.


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