CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A Clark County couple accused of murdering their 20-year-old son with Down syndrome appeared in court Wednesday.
Albert and Patsy Christy (Clark County Detention Center)
Albert and Patsy christy appeared in front of a judge for a preliminary hearing. Both waived their cases to a grand jury. Both are being held on a $1 million bond.
The Clark County Sheriff's Office says it had been investigating this case since December when a 20-year-old with the intellectual disability, Logan Christy, died.
Authorities say a medical examiner's report helped give them enough evidence to arrest Albert Christy and Patsy Christy and charge both with murder.
The medical examiner's report states the contributing factors toward the person's death include neglect, malnutrition and dehydration along with pneumonia.
Investigators say the parents received benefits for the victim until he turned 18, and that is when the parents failed to provide assistance in seeking additional government benefits for the victim.
The medical examiner also said there were no contents in the victim's stomach during the autopsy.
Patsy Christy disputed the report, claiming she fed Logan before calling 911.
Sheriff Berl Perdue says this is one of the worst cases he has seen in his three-decade law enforcement career.