November 18, 2009
Union, South Carolina (The Weekly Vice) - Bryan Scott Williams, a 46-year-old South Carolina man has been arrested after he neglected his mother so severely, she arrived at the hospital with maggot filled sores before passing away.
According to the Union County Sheriff's Office, deputies were notified after Williams brought his live-in mother, Carol Ruth Williams, to the hospital after finding her unresponsive on the family couch.
When hospital staff attempted to treat the 67-year-old woman, they noticed swollen red wounds on her body along with maggots that were found inside her wounds. The woman was transferred to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center where she died later the same day.
Williams explained to deputies that his mother hadn't been able to get off the sofa on her own in about a month. He went on to explain his mother used adult diapers as a substitute for using the restroom.
Deputies visited Williams' mobile home to discover a horrifying sight.... Enormous piles of trash filled the living room to a point where the floor could no longer be seen in most places. The bathroom was covered with black mold and the bedroom floor was covered with piles and piles and piles of dog feces.
"This is a tragic situation. It started as a case of neglect of a vulnerable adult and ended up costing her life," said Union County Sheriff, David Taylor.
Williams was booked into the Union County Detention Center on a charge of homicide by neglect. Bond in his case was set at $100,000.
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