Man admits to neglecting dying wife

Jorene White
Jorene White

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Madisonville man admitted Friday that he neglected his dying wife and allowed her to be eaten by maggots.

Darrel White, 65, pleaded guilty in Judge Ethna Cooper's courtroom to failure to provide for a functionally impaired person and reckless homicide.

The Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office says White's wife, Jorene White, was in her 40's and suffered from severe arthritis.

Emergency crews responded to the Whites' in the 4400 block of Plainville Road during the early morning hours of July 23. Jorene White was pronounced dead at the scene and police responded to investigate her death about a half hour later.

Darrel White was indicted in September. He will be sentenced on Dec. 15.

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