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Sister arrested after disabled brother found neglected

November 29, 2017

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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