The son of a woman who was eaten alive by maggots, has admitted reckless homicide.
The 33-year old Ohio man who neglected his 57-year-old mother has been charged on one count of involuntary manslaughter and one count of failing to provide for a functionally impaired person.
Hamilton County prosecutors said the woman had a blood infection due to rotting bedsores and had been “eaten alive by maggots”.
Prosecutors agreed to recommend five years of probation for the man.
The sentence will be determined on April 26, with a maximum sentence of 6 1/2 years in prison.
The woman’s husband, who said he had done his best to look after his wife, was also convicted of the same charges as his son last year.
The judge sentenced the victim’s husband to probation and psychiatric treatment.
It’s not the first time that a bedridden person has been eaten alive by maggots.
Another case involved a 61-year-old stroke victim, who was eaten alive in his bed in June 2010 in Austria.
By the time he was taken to hospital, his back had been partly devoured.
His 34-year-old partner had been sleeping in the same bed as the man right up until the time he passed away.
The female partner said that the man “had not wanted to be washed for a long time.”