Man guilty in death of mom who had maggots

Brian White (Source: Cincinnati Police)
Brian White (Source: Cincinnati Police)

CINCINNATI (AP) - A Cincinnati man has pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in the death of his sickly mother, found dead from a blood infection and with rotting bedsores and maggots on her body.

Court records show 33-year-old Brian White also pleaded guilty Monday to failure to provide for a functionally impaired adult in the July death of Jorene White, who had debilitating arthritis and was bedridden.

Hamilton County prosecutors said the woman was "being eaten alive by maggots."

Court records show prosecutors agreed to recommend five years of probation for White. The charges carry a maximum sentence of 6 1/2 years in prison. Sentencing is April 26.

White's father was convicted of the same charges last year. The father told the judge he did the best he could. The judge ordered probation and psychiatric treatment. White's attorney wouldn't comment Tuesday.

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