Clark County couple accused of murdering adult son with Down syndrome
A Clark County couple is charged with murder after authorities say they murdered their adult son, who had Down syndrome.
The Clark County Sheriff's Office says it has 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.
Two of Christy's children still live at the home. They told WKYT their parents would not intentionally starve anyone.
Both are being held in the Clark County Jail on a $1 million bond.