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Son wanted in mother's neglect death surrenders



TAMPA — The son of a 65-year-old woman who authorities say died last year after her family neglected her turned himself in to law enforcement Tuesday.

Osmond Ignatius Winston, 45, was the only one of four family members not arrested last month when the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office announced it would seek aggravated manslaughter charges in the death of Mary Winston, who died in October after her bedsores developed infections so severe her rib cage became exposed and her legs fused together.

On June 26, authorities announced arrests of her husband, Osmond Montgomery Winston, 67, and daughters Belinda Winston, 39, and Hyacinth Winston, 43. A warrant was issued for Osmond Winston, who authorities speculated was out of state. He surrendered Tuesday evening, according to records, and was held in the Hillsborough County Jail on $25,000 bail.

Son wanted in mother's neglect death surrenders 07/02/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:00am]
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