EL CAJON (KNX1070) — The mother and brother of a developmentally disabled man, who died of neglect, were sentenced Friday.
KNX 1070’s Kim Marriner reports that Deborah Dawn Marlow will spend two years in jail and her son, Christopher, six after pleading guilty to neglect of a dependent adult.READ MORE: Jauhar Tajuddin Shuaib Of Irvine Faces Hate Crime Charge After Allegedly Punching Woman, Hurling Racial Comments At Her
According to prosecutors, 28-year-old Jeremy Marlow of El-Cajon — who was bed-ridden and had cerebral palsy — was subjected to conditions that led to his death.READ MORE: COVID-19 Mortality Rate 'Shockingly' Higher For LA County's Black, Latino Men; Also Have Much Lower Rates Of Vaccination
When authorities found him last year, he was malnourished, had sores all over his body and his bed was black with mold.MORE NEWS: El Sereno Recreation Center Vaccination Site To Close Wednesday, Will Be Replaced With New East LA Site
An attorney for the mother and brother argued that there was no criminal intent — claiming the pair had their own health and mental issues to deal with.