Son charged with neglecting 104-year-old mom

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 12:36 PM
Last updated 6:49 PM
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A Spartanburg man has been accused of neglecting his 104-year-old mother.

Police say they found Demetra Leventis at a home Tuesday. Authorities say she was lying in her own feces and had fist-sized bed sores filled with maggots.

A home health nurse found the woman and asked the woman’s son, 63-year-old George Leventis, for help cleaning up his mother.

The nurse says Leventis told her to leave. Police found the woman slumped over a couch, wrapped in a sheet.

Neighbors say they had not seen the woman in a year. Demetra Leventis has been hospitalized for an infection, and officials said she was in fair condition.

George Leventis has been charged with abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult. It wasn’t known if he had an attorney.

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PUPPYMOMMA
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PUPPYMOMMA 12/06/12 - 02:32 pm
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This is terrible. I'm glad

This is terrible. I'm glad she is under a doctors care. The story doesn't say how long it has been since she has been seen by a doctor or how long the home health care nurses have been coming by. It is a 24 hour job caring for the elderly that usually have existing medical conditions. Wish this article had more info because these bedsores did not occur overnight.

David Parker
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David Parker 12/06/12 - 03:16 pm
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Bottom line: No mother

Bottom line: No mother should be neglected. If it's your responsibility to care for one, just do it for Pete's sake. I would think it relevent to find out if the son was receiving and utiliizing Ms. Leventis's SS check and/or other means of income she was entitled to? Call it a mitigating circumstance but neglect is one thing and fraud/theft is even more shameful.

Jane18
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Jane18 12/06/12 - 03:40 pm
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Why? Why? Why?

Many, many questions as to why this lady was allowed to live like she had and get into this terrible condition. The son(and any other family members)have much to explain. I hope this does not get pushed to the bottom of the stack.................Someone was not honoring his(?)mother...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/06/12 - 06:00 pm
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Please take this woman away from him

Why should her last days on earth be spent in such horror....she needs some peace in life......whatever little bit she can get...

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dichotomy 12/06/12 - 09:26 pm
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He could have filed for

He could have filed for Medicaid and put her in a nursing home but would have had to give her SS check and any other income to the nursing home and the state would have paid the rest. So now you know the rest of the story. Lots of old folks at trapped at home with adult children who keep them there and neglect them so they can control that "check". It should be an automatic 20 year sentence. Sickening.

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