Man Faces Punishment for Neglecting Elderly Mother

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A southwestern Michigan man has pleaded no contest to a charge of allowing his 85-year-old mother to live in filthy conditions and lie in her own waste for weeks.

Fifty-one-year-old Mark Anderson was charged with second-degree abuse of a vulnerable adult. He made the plea Thursday and will be sentenced July 10.

Police found Lucille Anderson Nov. 24 on a couch in the Muskegon apartment they shared. Authorities say her skin had started deteriorating from acid made by her own waste.

Mark Anderson is accused of not bathing her for more than a year. Authorities say he was unemployed and "sharing in" her Social Security checks.

Lucille Anderson's condition has improved.

City officials have ordered the home demolished because it's in disrepair.


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  • by Anonymous on Jun 5, 2009 at 02:56 PM
    Where do this people come from? Does anybody out there really think things are getting better here in Michigan? I HATE what's happening to us!
  • by Prison closure on Jun 5, 2009 at 07:30 AM
    Since wilx did put a comment area on the prison story I will post here instead. The Governor wants to close prisons, but stupak wants to reopen the one in the UP for detainees. Ok, I'm scratching my head on this one. What's it going to be? And this guy should be in a mental ward, yuk. The question. What punishment should this guy receive?
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