- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Two siblings have been accused of neglecting their father, who authorities say died from a large bedsore that caused him to become septic.

Multiple media outlets report that 41-year-old Ronya Vereen and 38-year-old Albert Vereen Jr., both of Longs, were charged Tuesday with abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult resulting in death.

Horry County Coroner Robert Edge says 63-year-old Albert Lee Vereen died at a hospital on Aug. 7.

Horry County police Lt. Raul Denis says Albert Vereen had complained about abdominal pain to medical personnel, who examined him and noticed a bedsore stretching from his shoulders to his buttocks.

The victim told police the bedsore was new and his two children - the suspects - took care of him. The man died the next morning.

Jail records don’t indicate if the suspects have attorneys.


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