Second-Degree Murder Charge Dropped in Elder Abuse Case

A second-degree murder charge has been dropped against a Rosamond woman accused of neglecting her 81-year-old mother.

Shelly Freeman still faces an elder abuse charge after the coroner ruled Carmen Freeman died from heart disease, not severe neglect. Sheriff’s detectives say Carmen Freeman was subjected to unsanitary conditions at a Panama Lane home.

– Anthony Pollreisz