September 10, 2010 3 Comments
A Madisonville man is being charged with involuntary manslaughter after police found 65 year old Darrell White’s wife covered in maggots. 46 year old Jorene White suffered from arthritis and had been bed ridden for quite a bit of time. When authorities showed up to the house after White called 911 police were shocked to see the corpse covered in maggots and flies.
Initially it was thought that White had been dead and rotting for a week. Julie Wilson with Hamilton County Prosecuter’s Office said “When the coroner’s office investigated it, their examination of the body, they said no she had probably been dead that day.”
Later on the coroner said that Mrs. White had died a day earlier from sepsis.
It seems maggots made home inside Mrs. White’s rotting bed sores.