Search the Web and ABCNEWS.com  
Good Morning AmericaWorld News Tonight20/20PrimetimeWorld News Now
  March 18, 2004
HOMEPAGE
NEWS SUMMARY
US
INTERNATIONAL
MONEYScope
WEATHER
LOCAL NEWS
ENTERTAINMENT
ESPN SPORTS
SCI/TECH
POLITICS
HEALTH
TRAVEL
VIDEO & AUDIO
 

 
 
FEATURED SERVICES
RELATIONSHIPS
SHOPPING
WIRELESS
E-MAIL CENTER
BOARDS
FREE HEADLINE FEED
 
 
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Visit aboutefile.com


 
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Schwab Trader CT
Pa. Woman Charged With Starving Brother
Pennsylvania Woman Charged With Starving Quadriplegic Brother to Death

The Associated Press


GLENSHAW, Pa. March 17 — A woman kept her quadriplegic younger brother in a filthy room and deprived him of food and water until he starved to death, police said.

Kimberly Loebig, 36, was arrested Tuesday on criminal homicide charges stemming from the death of her brother, 29-year-old Scott Thomas Olsen, who was found by paramedics Dec. 7 in his sister's suburban Pittsburgh home.

Olsen, who was more than six feet tall, weighed 63 pounds, police said. "He looked like a Holocaust victim," said Lt. Tom Haser.

Loebig, of Shaler, told authorities she had fed her brother a food supplement through a tube and given him water the day before he died, police said. An autopsy, however, found only digested blood in his stomach.

Police found a cardboard box filled with unopened, rusting cans of a food supplement next to Olsen's bed, they said. According to a criminal complaint, Olsen also had sores on his body and insects crawling on him.

Loebig was being held in the Allegheny County Jail on $25,000 bond. Her husband, Timothy Loebig, did not return a phone call Tuesday evening. It was unclear if she had an attorney.

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala suggested money may have been the motive.

Loebig, her brother's sole caretaker, stands to inherit $250,000 from her brother as part of a 1996 settlement with a drugstore. Olsen was left in a semi-vegetative state after inhaling butane another man bought from the store in 1990. His injuries left him blind, quadriplegic and unable to speak more than a handful of words, authorities said.

Copyright 2004 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
 Search the Web and ABCNEWS.com  

Print This Story
Email This Story
See Most Sent

No Breaks: Start Young to Avoid Bone Disease
Why Schools Want to Track Your Kid By Fingerprints
J.Lo Returns $2.5 Million Ring to Ex Ben Affleck
 
 
 

 
Copyright © 2004 ABCNEWS Internet Ventures.

Add ABCNEWS Headlines to Your Site

News Summary |  US |  International |  MONEYScope  |  Entertainment  |  ESPN Sports |  Sci/Tech |  Politics |  Health |  Travel |  Video & Audio
Good Morning America  |  World News Tonight  |  20/20 |  Primetime |  Nightline |  World News Now |  This Week

Click here for:  Sitemap   Help   Advertiser Info   Contact ABC   Tools   PR   Terms of Use   Updated Privacy Policy

Family of sites:      ABC.com        ABC Family        ESPN.com        Disney.com        FamilyFun.com        GO Mail        Movies.com