March 29, 2011

Brian White - Jailed After Allowing Mother To Be Eaten Alive By Maggots

Cincinnati, Ohio (The Weekly Vice) - Brian White, a 33-year-old Ohio man was sentenced to jail Monday after he allowed maggots to eat his functionally-impaired mother alive.

According to Hamilton County prosecutors, White admitted to reckless homicide after he reportedly allowed his mother to rot to death as maggots ate her flesh. White's father, 65-year-old Darrel White, was sentenced in November on similar charges.

Investigators say the victim, 46-year-old Jorene White, was bedridden in 2003 after she returned home from Drake Hospital where she was treated for arthritis.

Prosecutors say Darrel and Brian White refused to care for the woman, allowing her to rot to death. Investigators would later discover that the woman's body showed evidence that maggots had been eating her dead flesh while she was still alive.

Jorene White's bandages were reportedly covered with feces and the bed she was confined to was stained with her body fluids. Her official cause of death was diagnosed as sepsis, an infection of the blood.

Derrel White was the first to be arrested. He pleaded guilty to failing to provide for a functionally impaired adult and reckless homicide in November. He was sentenced to three months in jail and five years of probation.

Brian White was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter, but plea-bargained the case down to the same charges that his father pled guilty to. He will spend one additional month in jail before he is released on probation.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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