MANCHESTER, Conn. — A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for neglecting his 94-year-old father, who was found dead last year in their squalid home.
The Hartford Courant reports that 60-year-old James Libby, of South Windsor, is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 6 to seven years in prison. He pleaded guilty Tuesday under the Alford doctrine, which allows defendants to not admit guilt but concede there’s enough evidence for a conviction.
His father, Robert Libby, was found dead in November 2016 in a home strewn with trash, discarded diapers and thousands of empty beer cans. He had been dead several days and his body had begun to decompose. A coroner said starvation and dehydration contributed to his death.
James Libby said his father was abusive.
Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com