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Woman's death draws murder charge 6 months later
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Rosie Payne - photo by Photo provided.
A former Long County Department of Family and Children’s Services worker recently was charged with killing her sister, according to Long County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Nickey Anderson.
Allenhurst resident Rosie Payne, 54, was charged with the murder of her sister, Doris Warshup, 50, last Tuesday after autopsy results were provided to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Long County Sheriff’s Department, Anderson said.
Warshup was disabled and Payne, who lived with her sister, had been her primary caregiver for the last four years.
The investigator said that on Aug. 29, Payne said she fed her sister dinner and went to lay down.  Later that evening, Payne said she went to check on Warshup and found her unconscious near the bathroom.  Payne said she talked to her sister, but Warshup did not respond.  
The caregiver said she called 911 and sent her husband next door to get help from a neighbor who was a first responder.
Anderson said the neighbor started CPR on Warshup, but she was still unresponsive. According to the investigator, when the EMS unit arrived, they pronounced her dead and the county coroner was called to the home.
The coroner sent Warshup’s body to Savannah so the GBI medical examiner could perform an autopsy, said Anderson, who would not reveal the autopsy results, but said the medical examiner reported “suspicious injuries” on Warshup.
Payne was arrested and charged with murder/felony murder and, according to the incident report, the incident was categorized as “abuse, neglect or exploitation of a disabled or elderly person.”
Anderson said Payne is incarcerated and will be scheduled for a bond hearing in the Long County Superior Court.

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