- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia jury is deliberating whether to convict a man of third-degree murder for allegedly withholding medical care from his 92-year-old father.

Philly.com (https://bit.ly/29c5HZq ) reports that Chester County jury began deliberating the fate of Edward O’Brien III on Wednesday and was set to continue Thursday.

Prosecutors told the jury in closing argument that O’Brien neglected to renew a prescription to treat the medical condition from which his father, also named Edward O’Brien, died in 2013. Authorities say the man was found covered in feces and bed sores.

But defense attorney Joseph Green says his client took time off from work to care for his father who refused medical treatment.

This is O’Brien’s second trial. A judge declared a mistrial when the first jury deadlocked in February.


Information from: Philly.com, https://www.philly.com/

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