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FOLEY, Ala. (AP) - An elderly woman and her husband have been charged with killing her mentally handicapped adult son, who was found dead of malnourishment after being locked in a lightless room for 10 years.

The death of Eugene Williams, 39, was reported in a 911 call to police on March 18. He had been dead several days and the call apparently was made after the smell became intolerable, prosecutor David Whetstone said Wednesday.

Williams' 74-year-old mother, Daisey Mae Holmes, and Willie Holmes, who was the dead man's stepfather, were arrested Tuesday. They were charged with murder, kidnapping, abuse and neglect of a protected person, and theft.

The couple had no attorney appointed by Wednesday and no court date set. Whetstone said Mrs. Holmes may also be mentally impaired.

Williams stood nearly 6 feet tall, but his body had dwindled to 74 pounds before he died of malnutrition and dehydration, investigators said.

``He appeared to have been locked in the room for a decade or more,'' Whetstone said. ``That's like being in solitary confinement ... for 10 years.''

Whetstone said the window in Williams' room had been boarded up. There was no television or radio. Investigators found trays of rotten food and moldy drink containers in Williams' room and said he was naked and had no bedding or blankets to keep him warm.

Williams apparently was last seen outside the house in 1988 or 1990. The nearest neighbor lived about 100 yards from the house. Two of Mrs. Holmes' adult daughters, who authorities also described as mentally impaired, and an 11-year-old grandchild also lived in the house.

``It's not an isolated community,'' Whetstone said. ``No one wants to get involved in a situation like this. This was a difficult person who should have been in an institution when he disappeared.''

Whetstone said the couple kept the government's $500 monthly benefit check sent for Williams' care. He said his office has subpoenaed records from state and federal agencies who were supposed to provide care and protection.

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FOLEY, Ala. (AP) - An elderly woman and her husband have been charged with killing her mentally handicapped adult son, who was found dead of malnourishment after being locked in a lightless room for 10 years.

The death of Eugene Williams, 39, was reported in a 911 call to police on March 18. He had been dead several days and the call apparently was made after the smell became intolerable, prosecutor David Whetstone said Wednesday.

Williams' 74-year-old mother, Daisey Mae Holmes, and Willie Holmes, who was the dead man's stepfather, were arrested Tuesday. They were charged with murder, kidnapping, abuse and neglect of a protected person, and theft.

The couple had no attorney appointed by Wednesday and no court date set. Whetstone said Mrs. Holmes may also be mentally impaired.

Williams stood nearly 6 feet tall, but his body had dwindled to 74 pounds before he died of malnutrition and dehydration, investigators said.

``He appeared to have been locked in the room for a decade or more,'' Whetstone said. ``That's like being in solitary confinement ... for 10 years.''

Whetstone said the window in Williams' room had been boarded up. There was no television or radio. Investigators found trays of rotten food and moldy drink containers in Williams' room and said he was naked and had no bedding or blankets to keep him warm.

Williams apparently was last seen outside the house in 1988 or 1990. The nearest neighbor lived about 100 yards from the house. Two of Mrs. Holmes' adult daughters, who authorities also described as mentally impaired, and an 11-year-old grandchild also lived in the house.

``It's not an isolated community,'' Whetstone said. ``No one wants to get involved in a situation like this. This was a difficult person who should have been in an institution when he disappeared.''

Whetstone said the couple kept the government's $500 monthly benefit check sent for Williams' care. He said his office has subpoenaed records from state and federal agencies who were supposed to provide care and protection.

:eek: :eek: :( People are so retarded it makes me sick....

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