Oroville elder abuse case moving to trial

May 12, 2015 7:38 PM by News Staff

The preliminary hearings for an Oroville couple accused of causing the death of the man's mother due to a lack of care had their preliminary hearings in Butte County Tuesday.

Gavin Schorovsky, who faces a felony elder abuse charge related to his mother Deanna Schorovsky's death, waived his right to a preliminary hearing, so he will be headed to trial.

His wife, Sandy Schorovsky, went through with her preliminary hearing. She faces more serious charges, including a second murder charge and felony elder abuse.

Butte County Sheriff's Detective Matt Rackley testified, describing Deanna's open wounds on her body when she was admitted to the Feather River Hopsital July 17, 2013. Hospital staff called the Butte County Sheriff's Office and reported Deanna as malnourished, she died two weeks later at a hospice.

An autopsy revealed Deanna's death was directly related to neglect.

Rackley said sandy was her mother-in-law's primary caretaker after Sandy quit her job at Larkspur Lodge Assisted Living Community, where she worked as a senior activities director.

After Tuesday's hearing it was determined there is enough evidence to hold Sandy Schorovksy for trial. Both Gavin and Sandy are set to appear in court again May 28 for re-entry of plea and the setting of a trial date.


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