Oklahoma woman suspected of abandoning disabled husband who died

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STILLWATER, Okla. – A Stillwater woman is accused of abandoning her diabetic and nearly blind husband, leaving him to die and his body to go undiscovered for months.

Jennifer Denton, 36, was arrested in Sayre last week, but court records do not show that formal charges have been filed.

Payne County Sheriff’s Investigator Rockford Brown told the Stillwater NewsPress that he has sent complaints of caretaker neglect, financial exploitation, and animal cruelty to the prosecutor.

Brown said the body showed no obvious sign of foul play, but additional charges are possible if an autopsy determines neglect caused the death.

Brown said the man was diabetic, blind and unable to get food or water that was not inside the home.

Read more about the gruesome discovery here.

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