Bail at $50,000 for sons arrested in mom's death

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Posted: Mar 20, 2011 8:53 PM
Bail at $50,000 for sons arrested in mom's death

A judge has sent bail at $50,000 each for two sons of a woman who was found dead in her Albuquerque home with open wounds.

Both 40-year-old Jason Mariner and 36-year-old Clayton Mariner are charged with neglect of a resident and tampering with evidence.

A criminal complaint says 64-year-old Karen Mariner had many bedsores, some bones were visible and some of the wounds were infected when she was discovered dead on Friday.

Police say Clayton Mariner said his mother suffered from multiple sclerosis and that he and his brother were her caregivers and paid by the state for their roles.

KOB-TV reports that a judge on Sunday declined Jason Mariner's request to have his bond lowered because his father is sick in the hospital.

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Information from: KOB-TV, http://www.kob.com