Alabama woman arrested after disabled brother found neglected

Tuscaloosa County Jail

Authorities say the victim weighed less than 90 pounds and was covered in dried feces.

Posted: Nov 29, 2017 5:39 PM

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama woman is under arrest after her brother was found severely underweight and covered in dried feces.

Al.com reports authorities Wednesday arrested 51-year-old Lynette Franks on a charge of abuse and neglect of a disabled adult.

Capt. Kip Hart says investigators arrived at DCH Regional Medical Center Tuesday on a possible neglect case. The victim, a 46-year-old man described as mentally-challenged, weighed less than 90 pounds, had bed sores and was covered in dried feces.

Hart says Franks is the man's caregiver. Franks' bond was set at $20,000. It was unknown if she's represented by an attorney.

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11/29/2017 4:47:34 PM (GMT -6:00)

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