elder abuse charges

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Country: United States of America
State: California

Yesterday, police took my wife to jail on the basis of a warrant. The warrant was for a felony account of elder abuse, where the incident is dated 1996. (She has never been aware of this.) She has been living in the state all these years. Isn't this time barred due to the Statute of Limitations?

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The warrant is still valid but it is odd that that occurred only now--ask the DA to explain.
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Morgan, the former business manager of Lee has been arrested on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book icon.
LOS ANGELES -- A former business manager of Stan Lee was arrested Saturday on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book legend.
Officer Mike Lopez of the LAPD confirmed the arrest warrant was on elder abuse charges for Morgan's alleged actions against Lee, the deceased legendary comic creator.