A Virginia woman has been charged with killing her elderly father.
, 82, collapsed at a Residence Inn March 13 and later died at Potomac Hospital
. According to Prince William County Police
, the autopsy and toxicology reports showed Wilson had a high level of Sertaline in his system. Sertaline is a generic form of Zoloft, a prescription anti-depressant and anti-anxiety drug.
Wilson was suffering from a heart and lung condition, but authorities said he did not have a prescription for the drug in his medical history.
The only person caring for him, police said, was his daughter, 53-year-old Patricia Blevins
, who lived with her father at the Residence Inn since they'd been evicted from their Woodbridge apartment five days before Wilson's death.
Police said she became a suspect when they learned she was under federal investigation for prescription fraud, including Sertaline.
Blevins was charged Friday with murdering her father. She’s being held without bond.
Neighbors told News4's Julie Carey they weren't surprised by the charge and that they had once called social services to report their suspicions that Blevins was abusing her father. They told authorities Blevins had lost the family home to foreclosure and she and her father were living in an unheated home without electricity.
Published at 11:19 AM EDT on Jul 19, 2010