Porterville Man Faces Manslaughter, Elder Abuse Charges

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57-year-old John Richard Fleming faces manslaughter and elder abuse charges.

Authorities say the Porterville developmental facility employee, improperly restrained Barbara Hawkins in her wheelchair in March.

The 62-year-old was found hours later alone, not breathing and slumped in her wheelchair.

Fleming will be back in court next week.

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