Kentucky parents sentenced 5 years after special needs son malnourished to death

Albert and Patsy Christy (Clark County Detention Center)
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WINCHESTER, Ky. (WKYT) - A Clark County couple received a five-year sentence after their adult special needs son died.

Albert and Patsy Christy each received the sentence after pleading guilty to reckless homicide. They were originally charged with murder in the case.

Their 20-year-old son Logan Christy was found dead in December 2017 before the couple was arrested months later.

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.