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In a coma and weighing 45kg, Bruce Rangitutia was patched up and sent back to his carers. Seven months later, he was dead.

Starving, unable to walk and so thirsty he had resorted to drinking his own urine, Bruce Rangitutia cried out to the couple charged with his care.
“Me hungry, me hungry.”
When his wh?ngai brother Jovander Terry and his partner Annie Mathews eventually roused themselves from the bed of their Tokoroa home on December 8, 2015 to check on the 55-year-old, who suffered from cerebral palsy and was intellectually handicapped, he was dead.
His death and the catalogue of suffering he endured in his last years all occurred under the noses of Waikato DHB, social workers and police.

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