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Man charged after incapacitated wife found in 'neglected' home

By Preston Ayres, payres@wcyb.com
Published On: Aug 06 2014 09:42:43 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 16 2014 11:00:36 AM CDT
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Russell County Sheriff's Office

Coy Blankenship

RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. -

A Russell County man is charged with murder after police say he did not care for his incapacitated wife.

Investigators say family members found Sandra Lynn Blankenship in her home in what is described as a 'neglected state' on September 18, 2013.

She was taken to the Russell County Medical Center, where she died three days later.

Her husband, Coy Lee Blankenship, was indicted this week on Felony Murder and Neglect of an Incapacitated Adult by a special called session of the grand jury.

He's currently in jail without bond.