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US man charged after death of obese wife

2012-10-31 23:14

Warren - The husband of a 180kg US woman has been charged with abuse after her recent death.

Authorities are accusing Michael Brooks of allowing Yolanda Reese-Brooks to fester in a bed surrounded by her own waste. The 40-year-old woman died of morbid obesity and other injuries last week.

The prosecutor's office says Brooks was his wife's primary caretaker after she sustained a crushed pelvis and ruptured bladder in a 2011 auto wreck.

Brooks is charged with second-degree abuse of a vulnerable adult. Prosecutor Eric Smith says Brooks' conduct was "shameful." Reese-Brooks' four children now are living with a relative.

It's unknown if Brooks has a lawyer. He doesn't have a listed phone number.

Comments
  • Margaret Bosch - 2012-11-01 10:52

    aye shame thats sad, horrible of him not to have seen to her!

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