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Woman charged with neglect for filthy home

By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email

After pleading not guilty in court Tuesday, Betty Wilson said she didn't have anything to say. But the police report says it all.

From the outside, neighbors say everything looked just fine. But Police couldn't believe the conditions they say 54-year-old Betty Wilson and her disabled brother were living in.

"Everybody is heartbroken about it; everybody knows she's a beautiful person," explained Wilson's neighbor, Nathan Moore.

According to the police report, clothing, garbage and rotting food littered the home. Officers also say cups and buckets of human urine and feces were stacked to the ceiling. Wilson is the caretaker for her brother. She told police she's responsible for his social security payments as well as his medicine and laundry.

But another troubling factor to police is Wilson's admission that there hasn't been running water in the home for about two years. In Court, Wilson says she lost her job after 12 years at UK Hospital as a medical coder yesterday, where she made 33-thousand dollars a year.

Moore continued, "She cleans him... He's healthy."

Throughout the ordeal, Wilson says she wouldn't do anything to harm her disabled brother.


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