LYNN, Ind. — An Indiana man faces neglect charges after police say his elderly mother stayed in a chair for three months after breaking her hip.

The 54-year-old man was arrested Monday on preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent and nonsupport of a parent.

Police found the man’s mother sitting in a chair in the home he shares with his parents in the town of Lynn, about 70 miles (113 kilometers) northeast of Indianapolis.

The Star Press newspaper in Muncie reports (http://tspne.ws/2deEmo9 ) the man told police his mother had been in that chair since falling and breaking her hip three months ago, and she urinated and defecated in the chair.

Nurses at a Richmond hospital found several open sores on her body.

Authorities say the family’s home was filled with clutter, rodent droppings and insects.


Information from: The Star Press, http://www.thestarpress.com

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