District Attorney on Neglect Death of Poplar Avenue Woman

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We have more on an alleged case of neglect of a disabled woman in Murfreesboro.

District Attorney General Jennings Jones tells NewsRadio WGNS 47-year old Gary Wayne Marple has been charged with abuse and/or neglect resulting in the death of 40-year old Shannon Cooper.

He says Murfreesboro Police were called to Cooper's Poplar Avenue home July 18th after her family became concerned for her welfare:

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Cooper was a paraplegic who also had leukemia and was bed-ridden. She was taken to the hospital after the initial check by police. She died seven-days later.

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Judge Lisa Eischeid ruled there was sufficient proof to send the case to the grand jury. Marple is being held at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

HEAR FULL COMMENTS FROM DISTRICT ATTORNEY JENNINGS JONES:

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