Inside the million dollar horror house where disabled woman was left to die in her cane chair

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Inside the horror house where a disabled woman was neglected and left to sit in the same cane chair and rot in her own filth – as it hits the market for almost $1MILLION

  • Ann Marie Smith died after being allegedly left to rot in her own waste at home
  • The three-bedroom home has been put on the market for sale for $929,000 
  • It is described as ‘light, bright and airy’ and ‘the perfect base for work and play’ 
  • Ms Smith’s carer Rosemary Maione has been charged with her manslaughter 

A family home where a disabled elderly woman was left to rot in her own excrement in squalid conditions has been put on the market.

Ann Marie Smith died in the Royal Hospital in Adelaide on April 6 from septic shock, multiple organ failure, severe pressure sores and malnourishment.

The 54-year-old had cerebral palsy and relied on carers under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

She lived along in a house on Bradman Court, which was advertised for sale on Saturday for $929,000.

Ann Marie Smith (pictured) died after being allegedly left to rot in her own waste at her home in Adelaide

Ann Marie Smith (pictured) died after being allegedly left to rot in her own waste at her home in Adelaide

Ms Smith's three-bedroom home has been put on the market for sale for $929,000 (pictured)

Ms Smith’s three-bedroom home has been put on the market for sale for $929,000 (pictured)

Ms Smith lived out her final days rotting in her own excrement in this room before she was taken to hospital

Ms Smith lived out her final days rotting in her own excrement in this room before she was taken to hospital

Her former carer Rosemary Maione was charged with manslaughter after allegedly leaving Ms Smith stucka cane chair in the living room.

The three bedroom home has been described by realtors as ‘light, bright and airy’ and ‘the perfect home base for work and play’.

An open plan design stretches between three living areas, with a gourmet kitchen, double garage and separate laundry.

The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, with built-in wardrobes in the other two bedrooms, as well as air conditioning, gas hot water and a rainwater tank.

Ms Smith inherited the house and a large estate after her father passed away in 2009. 

Realtors have described Ms Smith's home as 'light, bright and airy' and 'the perfect base for work and play'

Realtors have described Ms Smith’s home as ‘light, bright and airy’ and ‘the perfect base for work and play’

The open plan design stretches between three living areas, with other features including a  gourmet kitchen, laundry and double garage

The open plan design stretches between three living areas, with other features including a  gourmet kitchen, laundry and double garage

Doctors lodged a complaint to the Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner about the lack of care Ms Smith was subject to before her death.

‘Unable to care for herself, she was living her days and sleeping at night in the same woven cane chair in a lounge room for over a year with extremely poor personal hygiene,’ Detective Superintendent Des Bray said.

‘That chair had also become her toilet and there was no fridge in the house and investigators were unable to locate any nutritional food in the house.’

The concrete slab beneath the carpet where Ms Smith was left to rot was stained after being left for so long.

Maione was granted bail to remain under home detention and will appear in Adelaide Magistrates Court in April 2021. 

Rosemary Maione (pictured left) has been charged with Ms Smith's manslaughter

Rosemary Maione (pictured left) has been charged with Ms Smith’s manslaughter

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