JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A woman will spend the next decade behind bars for leaving her frail father home alone for more than a day.
Prosecutors say Isabella Parker, who was her father’s caretaker, went gambling in Black Hawk while her 87-year-old father was lying on a mat in his bedroom for 36 hours.READ MORE: Cars Spun Out & Abandoned As Winter Storm Grips Denver Metro Area
Ben Parker did not have access to food or water during that time. He also was unable to sit or pull himself up. He was found by the housekeeper in a shirt and diaper, soaked in his own urine.READ MORE: Businesses Near Convention Center Eager For Events: 'It's Our Livelihood'
He died two months later.MORE NEWS: Union Organizing JBS Mass Vaccination Event: 'It's About Time They Are Prioritized'
A judge sentenced Parker to 10 years in prison on Monday.