August 6, 2014
A New Lenox, Illinois man has been sentenced to four and half years in prison after being found guilty of elder neglect against his own mother.
Mark Kuech pleaded guilty to abuse or neglect of an elderly person after paramedics first responded to a call to his home in April this year. They discovered his mother Margaret suffering from bedsores. She was disorientated and clearly malnourished weighing a frail 90 pounds.
The 51-year-old man was found guilty of leaving his 70-year-old mother unattended on several occasions from May to November 2012 in a basement bedroom. The woman also suffered from partial paralysis and dementia. She now needs constant care in a nursing home.
A judge decided that Kuech had failed to provide his mother with basic care and imprisoned him.
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