Care­giver pleads guilty to ne­glect­ing can­di­date’s mother

The Mercury (Pottstown, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

YORK, PA. >> A care­giver has pleaded guilty to ne­glect charges after Penn­syl­va­nia gu­ber­na­to­rial can­di­date Scott Wag­ner’s mother was in­jured un­der her care.

The York Dis­patch re­ports 63-year-old Mary Tor­bert was sen­tenced to two years pro­ba­tion after en­ter­ing her plea Wed­nes­day.

Her at­tor­ney says Tor­bert feels “ter­ri­bly sorry for what hap­pened,” and she un­der­stands what she did was wrong.

Tor­bert was one of sev­eral care­givers re­spon­si­ble for pro­vid­ing Anne Wag­ner 24-hour su­per­vi­sion ear­lier this year.

Court doc­u­ments show Tor­bert left the room briefly, and when she re­turned, Wag­ner had fallen out of bed. She suf­fered a head in­jury, a bro­ken hip and a bro­ken thumb.

Scott Wag­ner says his mother has re­turned to her York County home with her hus­band.

Wag­ner lost his bid for gov­er­nor to Demo­cratic in­cum­bent Tom Wolf in Novem­ber.

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