The daughter and grandson of a woman they allegedly let die of hunger and thirst in her bed have another month to stew in jail before they see a judge again.
Judge Edward Burmilla set the next court date for Ilse Krone, 55, and Harold VanDuyne, 31, for Nov. 2.
Krone and VanDuyne both face charges of criminal neglect of an elderly person and financial exploitation of an elderly person in connection with the death of 91-year-old Catherine Bottino.
After Krone announced her mother's death in April, another relative called police and expressed concern that the dead woman had not been well cared for.
Investigators reportedly determined Bottino had been dead for much longer than Krone had claimed. The autopsy revealed she had succumbed to "inanition and dehydration due to elder neglect," or as Coroner Patrick O'Neil explained, she died from "lack of food and water."
On top of all of this, police said, Krone and VanDuyne took their matriarch for thousands of dollars before she died, siphoning money from her bank accounts.
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