Lived on Forest Hill Bl.
The prosecutor said Charlotte Danvers was well-known in the community and active in her church, where she volunteered as a crisis counselor for pregnant women.
Then she took in her daughter and son-in-law, who were living in a trailer in Nevada and fell on hard times. Things were all right until late 2008 or early 2009, when Jean Danvers’ husband died.
At the time, Matheson said, the elder woman was independent, though suffering from chronic, age-related ailments. She had seen a doctor in 2008 and showed no sign of injury.
Soon, Jean Danvers was refusing to allow her mother’s friends to visit and doctor’s visits stopped. She became her sole caregiver and contact, said Matheson.
When Jean Danvers called police to the house in 2009, she told them, “I battered my mother.”