Man avoids jail term for mum's death
A US man was sentenced yesterday for failing to take care of his sickly mother, who died of a blood infection and was found with rotting bedsores and maggots on her body.
Brian White (33), of Cincinnati, was sentenced to five years' probation and the three months in jail he has served since his arrest in Jorene White's July 23 death.
He pleaded guilty last month to one count each of reckless homicide and failure to provide for a functionally impaired adult.
The bedridden woman, who had debilitating arthritis, was "being eaten alive by maggots", prosecutors have said.
Judge Jody Luebbers told White that he got "a heck of a plea deal". She warned White that she would send him to jail for six and a half years if he violated probation.