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Kirkland adult home owner sentenced to 1 year in elderly woman's death

A Kirkland woman who formerly owned the Houghton Lakeview Adult Family Home was sentenced to a year in jail Friday for the preventable death of an elderly woman.

Patricia Goodwill, 62, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal mistreatment of 87-year-old Jean Rudolph. Rudolph, who suffered from Alzheimer's Disease and was wheelchair bound, died in 2008 of bronchopneumonia and bone infection caused by untreated ulcers.

The adult home manager, Effie Tutor, of Lynwood, is serving 31 months.

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