107-Year-Old Woman Who Was Mistreated Dies In Colville - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

107-Year-Old Woman Who Was Mistreated Dies In Colville

Posted: Updated:

COLVILLE, Wash. (AP) - The 107-year-old woman who had been mistreated by a caregiver at her home in northeast Washington has died at a nursing home in Colville.

The nephew of Frances Swan told The Spokesman-Review (http://is.gd/8BahGD ) she died Thursday at the home where she had been living since June of 2011 when she was found begging for food in her home in Kettle Falls.

She had been under the care of 79-year-old John "Herb" Friedlund who was sentenced in October to 10 years in prison for taking nearly $1 million from Swan's retirement account. Friedlund sent cash to young men he met on gay websites.

A detective who went to the home to investigate a report that horses on the property were starving found Swan inside, in filthy conditions, begging for food.

Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • PHOTOS: 10-year-old goldfish has surgery to remove tumor

    PHOTOS: 10-year-old goldfish has surgery to remove tumor

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:39:15 GMT
    KHQ.COM - You could say that George the Goldfish is one lucky fish. When George's owners who were reportedly "very attached to him," learned that George had a life-threatening tumor, instead of putting him down or waiting for nature to take its course, they opted for a life-saving operation to save little George's life.>>
    KHQ.COM - You could say that George the Goldfish is one lucky fish. When George's owners who were reportedly "very attached to him," learned that George had a life-threatening tumor, instead of putting him down or waiting for nature to take its course, they opted for a life-saving operation to save little George's life.
    >>
  • WATCH: Rarely seen 9/11 Budweiser commercial that aired only once

    WATCH: Rarely seen 9/11 Budweiser commercial that aired only once

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:52:54 GMT
    KHQ.COM - This Budweiser commercial was produced after the September 11th terrorist attacks. However, it hasn't been widely seen because Budweiser only aired it once so as not to benefit financially from it - they just wanted to acknowledge the tragic event.>>
    KHQ.COM - This Budweiser commercial was produced after the September 11th terrorist attacks. However, it hasn't been widely seen because Budweiser only aired it once so as not to benefit financially from it - they just wanted to acknowledge the tragic event.>>
  • US: North Korea using U.S. detainees as political pawns

    US: North Korea using U.S. detainees as political pawns

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:06:56 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. says North Korea is using detained American citizens as political pawns, after a 24-year-old Californian man was sentenced to six years of hard labor there. Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, was convicted Sunday of entering the country illegally to commit espionage.>>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. says North Korea is using detained American citizens as political pawns, after a 24-year-old Californian man was sentenced to six years of hard labor there. Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, was convicted Sunday of entering the country illegally to commit espionage.
    >>