The Atlanta authorities recently arrested a 54-year-old man and his son after discovering a bedridden woman living in deplorable conditions. Firefighters declared that the woman’s legs had been partially eaten away by maggots and cockroaches. Father and son declared that they don’t have enough money to care for the woman.
Bedridden Woman Found Laying on Feces-Covered MegaMover Tarp
The Gwinnett County authorities were summoned to an Atlanta home on the 15th of March by a man who declared that his wife is terribly ill and in need of medical attention. Firefighters, paramedics, and law enforcement officials were dispatched to the indicated address, where they were met by 54-year old Terry Sorrell and his 18-year-old son, Christian Sorrell.
According to a Gwinnett County Fire Department spokesperson, upon entering Sorrell’s apartment, the authorities were greeted by a squalid scene. The father’s room was filled with empty cans of energy drinks – a small mound measuring two feet at least.
Furthermore, the bathroom was filled with garbage, as well as the rest of the home. However, the most shocking discovery the authorities made was in Sorrell’s wife’s bedroom.
Upon entering that area of the house, the authorities discovered a bedridden senior woman with both legs in an advanced state of decomposition and entirely covered by maggots and cockroaches.
The woman, who was diagnosed with morbid obesity, and jumped from hospital to hospital, was laying on a piece of tarp entirely covered with feces and urine. According to Sorrell, neither he nor his son has bothered changing the moving tarp from the woman’s bed since the last trip to the hospital, which was more than a month ago.
Terry Sorrell told the authorities he expected his wife to pass away and did not see he should care for her. The man also added that no one has a job in the family and that they don’t have enough money for the woman’s medical needs.
Following the discovery, both men have been arrested and charged with neglect of a disabled person. The bedridden woman was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery.
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