Plea Sought In Deadly Abuse Case


SCRANTON — Attorneys for a woman accused of neglecting a family member and causing his death are trying to work out a plea deal for her.

Lawyers representing Joan Gensiak have filed paperwork to postpone pre-trial hearings in the case.

Joan Gensiak of Taylor faces third-degree murder and other charges connected to the death of her brother Robert Gensiak, 32. He died on March 20, 2013, one day after being taken to the hospital.

Her mother Susan and her sister Rebekah are also charged in the case.

Rebekah has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in the case.

1 Comment

  • Skeptic

    They’re even considering a plea for this? They locked a disabled man away for years and let him literally rot to death so they could collect his checks. Even after he died, they asked if they could still get his money. What they did is worse than putting a bullet in his head. Anything less than murder is an injustice.

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