This is from The Cincinnati Enquirer. . .
Darrel White stood before a judge in a faded black-and-white jail uniform. His hands were cuffed behind his back. His face was visibly pained.
Attorney Herbert Freeman patted the Vietnam vet on the back as the allegations that White, 65, was responsible for the death of his wife of 34 years by failing to care for her were read in court on Friday.
“I did the best I could under the conditions,” White told Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Ethna Cooper.
White waived his right to a trial and pleaded guilty to charges of reckless homicide and the failure to provide care to an impaired person.
White’s wife left Drake Hospital in 2003 when she and her family were told the hospital had done all it could for the woman with debilitating arthritis.
By then, the 51-year-old woman was bedridden after losing her ability to walk five years earlier.
Maggots were feeling on her body. Good God, what a way to go.
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