Bed-Ridden Woman Eaten By Maggots, Husband Charged

September 8th, 2010 by Staff

CINCINNATI, Ohio — A 65-year-old man has been accused of allowing maggots to feed on his dying wife.

Darrell White was formally charged Sept. 2 with involuntary manslaughter and failing to provide for an impaired person.

White’s 46-year-old wife, Jorene, was found dead in July.

Authorities say Jorene was bed-ridden due to crippling arthritis.

She reportedly had been hospitalized previously but hadn’t received medical help in some time.

Prosecutors say her body was found covered with flies, maggots and bed sores.

White is being held at the Hamilton County Jail.

He faces a maximum prison sentence of 11-1/2 years.

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