Defamation of corpses and fraud – such accusations were heard by a 59-year-old girl from the Terespol commune (Lublin Province), who lived with her deceased mother for 10 months and collected a pension for her. The woman did not live to see the trial. She was found dead in the same apartment. The prosecutor’s office discontinued the investigation into her death. It is now up to the court to decide whether the case in which the 59-year-old was charged is dropped.
It was July 20 last year, when at 1 am a woman living abroad called at the Terespol police station, who said that she had no contact with her mother, and she had health problems.
The policemen and firefighters sent on the spot found an unconscious 59-year-old girl in the apartment, who was taken to the hospital. In one of the rooms, officers found a human skeleton. It was the 81-year-old mother of a 59-year-old woman and the grandmother of a woman who asked for help.
She heard the accusation of fraud and insulting the corpse
As the spokesman of the District Prosecutor’s Office in Lublin informed in January, prosecutor Agnieszka Kępka, 59-year-old she heard two charges. In February, an indictment was made against the woman.
The first allegation was fraud. According to the findings of the prosecutor’s office, the accused did not inform the Social Insurance Institution about her mother’s death. And by collecting her pension from October 2020 to July 2021, she led this institution to the unfavorable disposal of property in the amount of PLN 18,000.
The second charge concerned insulting the mother’s body. – She did not provide for her burial, and she covered her body with dirty sheets – emphasizes Kępka.
She was found dead in the same apartment
The 59-year-old did not live to see the trial. In April, she was found dead in the same apartment where she lived with her deceased mother. And investigators launched an investigation into the manslaughter of a woman.
Now the prosecutor’s office has discontinued the investigation into the death of the 59-year-old. – As the section showed, she died a natural death. Third parties did not contribute to it, the prosecutor points out.
What next with the case of deception and insulting a corpse? It depends on the court
Her death meant she would not be held accountable in court over the fraud and insulting of her mother, who was also investigated to have died of natural causes. – The discontinuation of these proceedings is at the discretion of the District Court in Biała Podlaska, to which we sent the indictment – explains Agnieszka Kępka.
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