2 accused of neglect in son's death due in court

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A northern Ohio man and his wife will be arraigned on involuntary manslaughter charges after the man's disabled 33-year-old son was found dead at their home.

Authorities say they charged the couple after seeing signs of severe medical neglect. Investigators near Sandusky say David Arthur Jr. was covered in bed sores and malnourished when he died last weekend.

His father and step-mother are scheduled to make their first court appearance Friday morning in Erie County on charges of involuntary manslaughter and failing to provide for a functionally impaired person. They didn't have an attorney Thursday.

Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth says Arthur's weight dropped from 300 pounds to less than 100 in the three years since he moved from a nursing home into his father's home.

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