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1 charged in connection to 2019 death of Van Buren County man

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Posted at 5:10 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 19:24:55-04

HARTFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A woman is being charged with felony murder related to vulnerable adult abuse in connection to the death of Donald Collins from February 2019.

The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office says Frances Collins – who is not related to the victim – was arrested and lodged at the Van Buren County Jail without incident after a long investigation.

Donald Collins died at an assisted living facility after being transferred to the hospital from Frances' home.

His cause of death was listed as a sepsis infection as a result of the care provided by Frances Collins.

She was arraigned on the charges and issued a $25,000 cash bond or surety.

Frances Collins is scheduled for a probable cause conference on Oct. 28 in South Haven District Court.