Son charged with elder abuse after mom found dead

December 3, 2011 - 8:52 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City man has been charged with elder abuse after his 74-year-old mother was found dead in a chair where authorities say she may have been sitting for a couple of weeks.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports an arrest warrant was issued for 51-year-old Bradley D. Myers after prosecutors filed the charge against him Friday.

Police found Geneil Larsen dead in the home she shared with Myers on April 5.

According to court documents, Larsen was sitting in a chair covered by urine and feces, and the path to the home's lone bathroom was blocked by garbage.

Myers told police that he had not seen his mother move from the chair for a couple of weeks.

A medical examiner said a pressure ulcer above Larsen's buttocks exposed muscle and bone.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com