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Caretaker Agrees to Annul Marriage to Dementia Patient

A woman who married an 87-year-old dementia patient in Texas agreed to annul the marriage in exchange for a payment of $10,000.

Jewell Hall, who suffers from dementia, hired 58-year-old Marjorie Messer in February to provide in-home nursing care for him. She married him a month later.

Adult Protective Services stepped in to take over Hall's care in April, transferring him to a nursing home and reporting Messer to the police.

Messer, who is facing criminal charges for theft from a vulnerable adult, has agreed to give up all claims to Hall's estate in exchange for the $10,000.

Messer maintains that she only married Hall out of concern for his welfare.