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Man who neglected dying wife avoids jail time

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Madisonville man who admitted to neglecting his dying wife and allowing her to be eaten by maggots has avoided jail time.

Darrel White pled guilty last month to failure to provide for a functionally impaired person and reckless homicide. Judge Ethna Cooper sentenced him Wednesday to five years of probation and counseling at a Veteran's Administration facility.

Hamilton County Assistant Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier said White was "overwhelmed with a situation." White's wife, Jorene, was found dead in her home in September. Investigators say she suffered severe arthritis.

Piepmeier also said it's the first time in his 30 years of prosecuting that he felt sorry for a defendant.

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