A 47-year-old American woman was arrested for leaving her dead mother for three years in the house where they lived together, in the US state of Texas. The BBC reports that.

In addition to her mother, the woman also lived in the house with her daughter. The woman's mother died in 2016, a few days after an apparently harmless fall.

According to the police, the mother did not receive the care she needed from her daughter. After her death, the body remained on the floor of her bedroom for three years. The wife and her daughter shared the other bedroom in the house.

The 47-year-old woman is being charged for not helping her mother and for causing mental damage to her daughter. She can get a 20-year prison sentence and a hefty fine.