Connecticut man sentenced for neglect of a 94-year-old father

James Libby was sentenced to prison Tuesday for murder in the death of his father.

(South Windsor Police)

The son of a 94-year-old Connecticut man was on Tuesday sentenced for the death of his father after leaving him for three days.

An autopsy has ruled that Robert Libby had died of homicide by negligence. Libby succumbed to hunger and dehydration.

James Libby, 60, walked out on his bedridden father in November 2016, the Hartford Courant reported.

The father, a veteran, was found in his South Windsor home lying in his own waste in a bare and the mattress was badly decomposed with the finger-and toenails and a half inches long, the paper reported. The conditions were so filthy insects started eating the body.

The researchers concluded that the father was already dead for days, Fox 61 reported.

The police had to step by the mountains of debris, including beer cans, human excrement and other filth before coming across Robert Libby decomposed body.

(South Windsor Police)

The police responded to a call from the family to the man to his son on Facebook that he had died. Officers forced their way into the house of the son refused to let them enter.

“I don’t understand how someone can do that to their mother,” prosecutor Vicki Melchiorre said.

James Libby’s lawyer, William A. Roberto, the name of his client’s alcoholism as a reason why he was not able to care for his father. He added that it’s still no excuse for his actions.

Officers later determined James Libby was the steal of his father, the Social Security and military payments, the paper reported.

James Libby pled guilty to first-degree murder in December and will be faced with a 10-year special parole after serving a seven year prison sentence.

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