ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Two women now face charges connected to the June death of a developmentally disabled woman who lived at a group home in Webster.
Sarah DiLallo (left) of Greece and Sandra Abdo (right) of Rochester were charged with manslaughter Thursday.
Heather Roselli, who had learning disabilities, ADHD and other issues, suffered injuries at a Pierce Street group home in June, and was then taken to the hospital and put on life support. Her family told Spectrum News at the time that she had a bruised face and skin missing from her feet and cheeks. She died at the hospital at the age of 35.
Roselli's father, in June, said he had received a call that the home had a "take-down situation" and restrained her because she acted out, then Roselli became unresponsive.
In June, the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, which oversees the group home, released a statement confirming two employees involved had been fired and a third placed on administrative leave. It wasn't immediately clear Thursday if there was a connection between the employees disciplined and the two women charged.
"This is something no family imagines," said assistant district attorney Leslie Schildt. "This is an extremely difficult situation for a family to be in."