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Australia Rosa Maione pleads guilty to manslaughter of Ann Marie Smith in Adelaide court

08:02  28 july  2021
08:02  28 july  2021 Source:   abc.net.au

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Ann Marie Smith , 54, died after she was allegedly left to rot in her own waste. She died of septic shock, organ failure, pressure sores and malnourishment. Ms Smith 's carer Rosemary Maione was charged with her manslaughter . On Thursday Maione was released from police custody in Her lawyer Stephen Ey said she will surrender her Italian passport, promised not to get an Australian passport and would give up her job as a carer. 'Where she is going to live, she has her granddaughter there, aged six months,' he told Adelaide Magistrates Court . 'She will not be working as a carer but

Ann Marie Smith died on April 6. Her carer, Rosa Maione , has applied for bail during her first court appearance. The court heard she is also a suspect in the theft of Ms Smith 's jewellery and money. Former Federal Court judge Alan Robertson is leading an independent inquiry into the adequacy of the disability care provided to Ms Smith . And SafeWork SA is investigating Integrity Care — Ms Smith 's care provider and Ms Maione 's former employer — following State Opposition claims that the organisation applied for more than 30 workers' accreditations in the days after Ms Smith 's death.

Ann Marie Smith with her dogs in 2012. © ABC News Ann Marie Smith with her dogs in 2012.

The care worker charged over the death of Ann Marie Smith has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the Adelaide Magistrates Court.

Rosa Maione, 68, who also goes by the name Rosemary, was charged last year, four months after Ms Smith died from severe septic shock, organ failure, pressure sores and malnutrition.

The 54-year-old, who had cerebral palsy, was found in what police described as "disgusting and degrading" circumstances, in her Kensington Park home.

Ms Smith relied on a carer for all of her needs.

Maione will appear again in the Supreme Court in September.

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The carer of Adelaide woman Ann Marie Smith , who died last month after allegedly being left in a cane chair 24 hours a day for more than a year, has been identified as Rosa Maione . Ms Maione is part of a police probe into the death of Ms Smith , an NDIS participant who lived alone in Adelaide 's Kensington Park and relied on a carer for all of her needs. Ms Smith , 54, died on April 6 from severe septic shock, multi-organ failure, severe pressure sores, malnutrition and issues connected with her cerebral palsy.

Ann Marie Smith from Adelaide was neglected before her death. (Supplied) (9News). Cerebral palsy sufferer Ann Marie Smith died aged 54. A raid on Ms Maione 's home today saw walking frames, a suitcase and other evidence seized from the property. "I can't discus the evidence but we believe (it) was sufficient to justify an arrest today," SA Police Detective Superintendent Des Bray told reporters. Police also conducted a search of a second address in Banksia Park, near the city of Adelaide .

Ms Smith's case sparked public shock and multiple investigations.

Police believe she may have spent up to a year confined to a cane chair before she died in hospital.

Details of her fate were first publicly revealed by police last May and Maione was charged last August. 

Ms Smith was a National Disability Insurance Scheme participant who lived alone in the Adelaide suburb of Kensington Park.

Her care provider, Integrity Care SA, was fined more than $12,000 by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission for failing to report her death.

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