- Associated Press - Saturday, April 6, 2019

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Louisiana man who severely neglected his wife’s care has pleaded guilty in state district court.

KTBS-TV reports 66-year-old Johnny Essary, of Mira, was sentenced Wednesday to 16 months in jail, with credit for time served since his July arrest.

Essary faced a charge of cruelty to the infirmed after first-responders found 68-year-old Alice Essary alive but unresponsive and in a “state of decomposition.” Investigators said Mrs. Essary was about 50 pounds underweight, suffered from sepsis, had bedsores and was infected with maggots. She also had a broken left arm - an injury suffered earlier but not treated.

A Caddo Parish sheriff’s investigator described the woman’s condition as the worst case of neglect he’d ever seen.

He said Essary didn’t seem like an “evil man; he just seemed very indifferent.”

___

Information from: KTBS-TV, http://ktbs.com

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide