A 65-year-old Pacific Grove woman has pleaded guilty to elder abuse in connection with the beating death of her mother, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office announced last week. Police were dispatched to the Danvers’ family home in Pacific Grove on Sept. 24, 2009, and found Charlotte Danvers, 96, badly bruised and bleeding, according to deputy district attorney Douglas Matheson. Jean Danvers was her mother’s sole caretaker, according to officials.
She apparently confessed to police that she had battered her mother, who died at a Monterey hospital two hours later. An autopsy report stated the elderly woman died from sepsis, a toxic condition resulting from her numerous open wounds, Matheson said. She also suffered broken ribs, a broken nose and dehydration. Danvers was charged with voluntary manslaughter, elder abuse, and two counts of felony assault. She will be sentenced to 14 years in prison on Oct. 11, according to the district attorney’s office.
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