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December 21, 2011 5:00 AM

Independence man charged in mother’s neglect-related death

Authorites on Wednesday charged James E. Owens of Independence man with involuntary manslaughter in the Nov. 1 death of his disabled mother, who died from complications of neglect. Jackson County prosecutors allege that Owens failed to provide adequate “nourishment, hygiene and medical care” to his 74-year-old mother.

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