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Mom pleads not guilty in disabled daughter’s death

Local News | Jul 09, 2013

Mom pleads not guilty in disabled daughter’s death

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey woman has pleaded not guilty to aggravated manslaughter charges stemming from the death of her disabled adult daughter, whose decomposed remains were found in the home they shared.

Janet Wilson of Manchester entered her pleas Monday during a brief court appearance. She was represented by a public defender and remains jailed on $200,000 bail.

Wilson also faces charges of desecrating human remains and neglect of a disabled adult in the death of her 32-year-old daughter, Rebecca, who authorities say was homebound and dependent on her mother for care.

Ocean County prosecutors say the 53-year-old Wilson was found late last month at a Nevada motel and was returned to New Jersey on Thursday after she waived extradition.

Authorities haven’t disclosed a cause of death for Rebecca Wilson.

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