Irrigon Woman Jailed, Accused of Recklessly Killing Her Mother

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - An Eastern Oregon woman pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the death of her 83-year-old mother.

Morrow County District Attorney Justin Nelson told The Associated Press that 64-year-old Ida Powers made the plea after an all-day settlement conference in Pendleton.

Nelson said Powers, who lives in the small town of Irrigon, is expected to ask for probation instead of 16-to-18 months in prison at her Nov. 21 sentencing in Heppner.

Ida Powers was the caregiver for her mother, Anna Lyons, who died from an untreated bedsore.

Criminally negligent homicide is a lesser felony than the original charge of manslaughter. It specifies that the defendant acted negligently rather than recklessly.

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