Debora Brichacek of Euclid, Ohio, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter after she and her children were accused of killing Richard Brichacek in 2015, who was suffering from a neurological disorder. The victim was found with maggot ridden bed sores when he died.
Wendi, Debbi and Brian Brichacek, the children, were also complicit and pled guilty to attempted felonious assault during the trial.
The family was supposed to be taking care of Richard, but a case study shows that they failed to take him to a doctor for over a year. He was also found malnourished, weighing in at just 93 pounds.
The family house was also deemed unfit for habitation, with the police finding bugs and rodents and trash everywhere.
The Daily Mail reports:
A woman pleaded guilty to killing her bedridden husband, who was neglected and left with maggot-ridden sores when he died, prosecutors said.
Debora Brichacek of Euclid, Ohio, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter on Monday in the December 2015 death of husband Richard Brichacek, who suffered from a neurological disorder.
Their adult children Wendi, Debbi and Brian Brichacek pleaded guilty to attempted felonious assault on Monday.
All four family members, who were originally charged with murder, also pleaded guilty to failure to provide for a functionally impaired person.
ichard Brichacek suffered from a form of muscular atrophy known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome, which affects both motor and sensory nerves.
He relied on family members to take care of him, but they failed to take him to the doctor for more than a year before he died, prosecutors said.
He was severely malnourished and weighed just 93 pounds when he died on December 12, 2015 from multiple organ failure, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The 63-year-old also had maggot-infested bedsores that exposed a bone in his leg, and the family’s home was declared unfit for habitation, prosecutors said.
The sentencing is scheduled for June 7.