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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.


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