A Marietta woman will serve up to 5 years in prison for neglecting a care-dependent woman who died in her Lancaster city apartment.
Stacy Ann Wallick, formerly of Alliance Home Help, was coordinator of the 24-year-old woman’s care, but neglected to assist her in 2013 when an on-duty caregiver called off.
Wallick, 44, knew the caregiver called off, and it was her responsibility to find a fill-in or go to the
woman’s home herself.
She did neither and the woman died of burns sustained May 4 or May 5 while alone inside her Second Street apartment.
A Lancaster County judge ordered Friday that Wallick serve 1.5 to 5 years in state prison and never again work in health care/personal care.
The victim had a degenerative disease, used a wheelchair, and relied on 24/7 care.
Lancaster County Assistant District Attorney Kevin McGarry told Judge Margaret Miller the victim was a “vibrant woman” who wouldn’t have died with the proper care.
The victim - who has a daughter, now 3 - died June 13, 2013, at a Philadelphia hospital.
Wallick pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment, both misdemeanors.
Wallick also was ordered to pay $8,453 in restitution.
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