Woman Facing Cruelty Charge After Grandmother's Death

A 20-year-old woman is facing a cruelty charge in connection with the care of her 97-year-old grandmother, who died in August.

Claudia Kulikauskas is charged with cruelty to persons and third-degree abuse of persons, according to police.

Her grandmother was taken to the hospital after first responders found her in what police call a filthy Chambers Street apartment in Waterbury on August 28.

Police said hospital staff told them the elderly woman had not eaten or had anything to drink for at least five days prior to being brought to the hospital. She was covered in bugs and was filthy, police said.

The woman died a few days later.

Kulikauskas was released after posting a $5,000 bond.

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