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Personal caregiver facing charges of neglect, theft


GRANITE FALLS -- A personal care attendant is charged with theft and criminal neglect in the care of a paralyzed woman who was also her friend.

Prosecutors charge that Casandra Kay Sannerud's neglect and failure to report severe pressure sores was a contributing factor that led to the amputation of the woman's legs and hips.

Sannerud, 26, of Clarkfield, appeared Monday in District Court in Granite Falls. The court approved her request that a public defender be appointed.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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