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Caregiver Charged In Fruitland Woman's Death

FRUITLAND, Md. (AP) -- Maryland State Police have arrested a caregiver in connection to the death of a woman she was caring for.

Police say 44-year-old Becky Long has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder, assault, manslaughter, reckless endangerment and abuse of a vulnerable adult in connection to the death of 56-year-old Mary Bonniwell.

Police say Long and Bonniwell were living together in Fruitland, and that Long had been Bonniwell's caretaker for more than a year.

Police say officers arrived at the home on July 16 for a report of an unattended death and determined that the death was suspicious. Police say the autopsy revealed the death was a homicide.

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