Police: Connecticut man neglected elderly, sick mother
NORTH CANAAN (AP) — Authorities say a Connecticut man who was supposed to be caring for his severely ill 85-year-old mother instead let her wallow in squalor in a home without heat or running water.
Police say 64-year-old James Irving Madsen was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on a charge of cruelty to persons following his arrest Monday.
Police started investigating when they went to Madsen's North Canaan home on Feb. 24 after getting a call from a relative.
Police say they found Madsen's mother, Catherine Madsen, in bed with bed sores, soaked in urine and covered with dirty sheets.
She was brought to a hospital where she died the next day of congestive heart failure.
The case was not in online court records and it was not clear of Madsen had an attorney.
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