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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Woman charged with murder

Gaines jailed on accusations her mentally disabled sister in Atmore likely starved to death


August 13, 2020

A Montgomery woman has been arrested on intentional murder charges in the death of her 26-year old mentally handicapped sister, whose badly decomposed body was discovered in Atmore March 26, with accusations that the victim lived without food, water and electricity while her sister cashed her Social Security disability checks designed to take care of her sister, Vandoren Dailey.

Josephine Dailey Gaines, 34, who also had an address listed as 1350 Armstrong Road, Monroeville, was arrested Aug. 9 by Atmore police following a traffic stop when officers identified her as having outstanding warra...

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