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This horrible kidnap story from New York has been overlooked by other important news today, yet it doesn't make it any less devastating. A 58 year old New York woman, who is partially paralyzed was coerced by Patrick Donavan and Mae Washington, into leaving her assisted living facility, last January. She has been kidnapped since then. The woman, who's name has not been disclosed, was found malnourished and bruised. Her hands, legs and mouth bound with tape, plus doctors found multiple bone fractures, including a broken arm, several cracked ribs, dislocated shoulder, lacerations throughout her body and malnourishment.
Patrick Donavan and Mae Washington basically convinced her into moving into their home, take care of their dog and told this poor woman, it would be less expensive than living at the facility she was in. They proceeded to lock her in one of their bedrooms, basically kidnapped her, while they have been cashing her social security checks and buying things for themselves. New York authorities charged Patrick Donavan and Mae Washington with kidnapping, assault, unlawful imprisonment and endangering the life of a disabled person. These two can face up to 25 years to life in prison.
For more details about this brutal crime go here.
Source: CNN, Wed March 28, 2012