- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 17, 2019

NORTH CANAAN, Conn. (AP) - Authorities say a Connecticut man who was supposed to be caring for his severely ill 85-year-old mother instead let her wallow in squalor in a home without heat or running water.

Police say 64-year-old James Irving Madsen is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on a charge of cruelty to persons following his arrest Monday.

Police started investigating when they went to Madsen’s North Canaan home on Feb. 24 after getting a call from a relative.

Police say they found Madsen’s mother, Catherine Madsen, in bed with bed sores, soaked in urine and covered with dirty sheets.

She was brought to a hospital where she died the next day of congestive heart failure.



The case was not in online court records and it was not clear of Madsen had an attorney.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide