Arraignment set for three charged with murder of woman with cerebral palsy

RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - An arraignment date has been set for the case of three people charged with the neglect of a young woman with cerebral palsy who died in November.

Marilyn Maricle, Glen Maricle, Karen Harrison (RPSO)

Glen Maricle, 55, Marilyn Maricle, 52, and Karen Harrison, 47, will enter a plea on March 15 before Judge Chris Hazel in the 9th Judicial District Court in Rapides Parish.

Harrison is the mother of the victim, 25-year-old Cyra Harrison. The three are charged with second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, cruelty to the infirmed, and cruelty to a juvenile.

The arrests of the three came after the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a home on Leon Odom Road in the Plainview Community on November 21 in reference to what was reported as a natural death.

According to the complainant, the victim, 25-year-old Cyra Harrison, was a special needs patient suffering from cerebral palsy. She was found dead that morning.

The responding deputy found that the living conditions were deplorable and determined the incident needed further investigation. Detectives believed the death was a result of severe intentional neglect.

Bond is set for each at $1,850,000. Brian Cespiva will prosecute the case. The three are represented by public defenders.



 
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