Wife arrested for neglecting sick husband

Wife arrested for neglecting sick husband

A wife in Indiana is accused of locking her one-legged elderly husband in a filthy room for two years, abandoning the ailing man to live in squalor without much food or any of his meds.

Cops say Darlene Dickinson, 69 of Greenwood, kept most of her house clean — except for the tiny room where she’d shut away her disabled husband Hugh Dickinson, 71.

That room was covered in garbage, feces, spoiled food and flies — and is described as ‘filthy’ by its sole occupant, who had a stroke in 2000.

Hugh said he could hardly sleep at night because of the flies the ‘filthy’ room attracted, Fox 59 reported.

‘His room was covered in trash, covered in rotten food, was covered in feces,’ said Shaina Carmichael, a deputy prosecutor at Johnson County. ‘He was extremely thin, malnourished and needed care. His life and his welfare was being endangered and we believe that was knowing and intentional.’ Read more

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