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Woman found living in filthy home charged with neglect

Lexington Police say she was the caregiver for her developmentally-disabled brother.

Betty Wilson

A woman now faces charges over filthy conditions police say they found her and her brother living in a Lexington home.

Police have charged Betty Wilson with neglect following the discovery last week on Shawnee Avenue.

Police say her disabled brother lived with her in her home, which was filled with cups and buckets of feces and urine. According to the arrest report garbage, clothes and rotten food were piled throughout the home, in some spots to the ceiling.

Wilson told 27 Newsfirst that she is too upset about the case to talk on camera, but she says she would never hurt her brother, something her neighbors believe.

"She cleans him, he's healthy, just look at him," said Nathan Moore, Wilson's neighbor.

Moore says police have spoken to him about the case. He says Wilson's problems began when she hired a contractor to do some work at her home.

"They got a contractor to do their house. The contractor just bagged all their stuff up and just left it," Moore said.

Wilson told police that she is responsible for her brother's social security payments, as well as his medicine and laundry. She told police the home hasn't had running water for approximately two years. When police first began investigating the case they say they could only open the front door of the home about ten inches due to the amount of garbage inside.


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