A fire captain said in court documents that skin was left behind when the 74-year-old woman was pried from her reclining chair so she could be taken to an Independence hospital on Oct. 27. The woman was described as a "rotting corpse that was still breathing."
The woman has since died. Her son told a state worker he didn't help his mother use the bathroom or bathe because he was following her wishes.
The Jackson County prosecutor's office says no decision will be on filing charges until the autopsy is completed.