Michael Brooks is accused of letting his 400-pound wife rot to
A Michigan man is accused of abusing his bedridden 400-pound
wife and letting her rot in squalor until she died.
Hazmat crews found Yolanda Reese-Brooks, 40, on the brink of
death and covered in her own waste at her home in Warren, Mich.
last month. Emergency workers in protective gear rushed her to a
hospital, where she died six days later, according to WDIV-TV in
Her husband, Michael Dewayne Brooks, 37, had been her primary
caretaker since a 2011 car accident left her immobile, police
said. She suffered from a crushed pelvis and ruptured bladder.
Brooks was charged with second-degree abuse of a vulnerable
adult. He told police he had left his wife in the filthy bed for
at least eight days, according to the station.
Reese-Brooks’ four children, who lived in the home where their
mother was found, are now staying with a relative.
The home was reportedly uninhabitable — no beds or mattresses
for the children and a dirty refrigerator filled with only
Reese-Brooks died of morbid obesity and other unspecified
Brooks was released on bond and will appear in court Nov. 15.
That ObamaCare sure worked out good!