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Caretaker Charged in Death of Quadriplegic Woman

The man who served as caretaker to his quadriplegic girlfriend has been charged in her death, officials said.

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    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
    Timothy Harrison

    The caretaker and boyfriend of a quadriplegic woman has been charged in connection with her death.

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a 911 call in Seffner in January and discovered Mary Baker lying on her back. She was pronounced dead shortly after their arrival.

    Authorities interviewed Timothy Harrison of Tampa at the scene. He told them he responsible for taking care of Baker and dispensing her medication.

    Investigators say toxicology tests indicate Baker had extremely high levels of the drugs Fluoxetine and Bupropion in her system and that she died from prescription medication toxicity.

    Deputies announced Friday Harrison is being charged with felony murder and aggravated abuse of a disabled adult. They say he intentionally gave his girlfriend lethal amounts of the prescription drugs.

    Jail records show Harrison is being held without bond on charges of first degree murder and aggravated abuse of an elderly or disabled person.

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