A Zimbabwean has been jailed for 33 months in the UK after an 89-year-old woman died in her care.
Sibusisiwe Msipha left Hind Al-Charabi to die on the floor of her bedroom. Msipha claimed the pensioner had fallen from her bed and she been unable to lift back up, but she failed to explain why she did not call for any help. The court heard that Msipha may have been too scared to call for help and risk deportation.
The 38-year-old has been jailed after fleeing the home, leaving Ms Al-Charabi to die alone. Her body was discovered on November 17 by another carer.
Msipha was arrested walking away from the address with a suitcase and taken to a North London police station.
Police discovered Msipha had a fake identity document and was in the country illegally, which may have caused her reluctance to call for help.
Msipha was sentenced on Monday to a total of 33 months imprisonment following a hearing at the Old Bailey.
She previously pleaded guilty to wilful neglect causing death, for which she received 27 months in prison, and fraud, for which she received a six-month sentence.
Detective inspector James Howarth, said: ‘Sibusisiwe Msipha should have had the care of a vulnerable 89-year-old lady as her top priority. She failed in that duty.
‘Msipha inexcusably abandoned Mrs Hind Al-Charabi to pass away on her own and showed a total disregard for the safety and security of a fellow human being.
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