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Couple accused of neglect in disabled son's death

June 18, 2014
dsp Associated Press

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A northern Ohio couple are accused of neglect in the death of their disabled 33-year-old son, who investigators say was malnourished and covered in bed sores.

Authorities near Sandusky say David Arthur Sr. and his wife, Deborah Arthur, were charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter and failing to provide for a functionally impaired person.

They're being held at the Erie County jail. A message was left at the jail inquiring whether the couple has an attorney.

Erie County deputies went to the Arthurs' home Sunday after the man's biological son, David Arthur Jr., was found dead. The Sandusky Register (http://bit.ly/1soZXi0 ) reports Deborah Arthur is his stepmother.

Chief Deputy Jared Oliver tells the newspaper David Arthur Jr. was malnourished and it appeared he'd been in bed for a long time.

 
 

 

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