A Godfrey woman is jailed on a quarter-million dollar bond after investigators say she neglected her mother to the point of death. Police were called to the house in the 4,700 block of Storeyland Drive the evening of January 1, and allegedly discovered the house to be in what was described as deplorable condition, with food, dirty dishes, debris, and household goods piled throughout the home.
Madison County Sheriff Bob Hertz says the 71-year-old Marjorie B. Phillips was living in very poor conditions.
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Hertz says a motive for the neglect has not been determined. Jailed is 47-year-old Marjorie E. Phillips. She is charged with three counts of criminal neglect of an elderly person.