Preliminary hearing set for woman charged with second-degree murder

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More details could come out in July on how an elderly Altus man died, allegedly from starvation and neglect by his daughter.

Linda Carol Moore, 58, is scheduled to appear in a preliminary hearing on July 2. She has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her father, Ike Moore on February 25. 

Moore had also been charged with abuse by a caretaker, but that charge was later dismissed. Her bond is set at $250,000.

Authorities allege she withheld food, water, and medical care until her father died from malnourishment.

Officers said Moore was found dead in a chair on March 4, covered in his own feces. 

The affidavit states he suffered malnourishment so severe that the protein levels in his body dropped to where the fluids in his body literally seeped out through his skin. 

It also states the neglect resulted in Moore going from ambulatory to non-ambulatory, and coherent to non-coherent. 

Linda Moore has been granted an attorney through the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System.

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