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 12/06/12 - 02:32 pm
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
David Parker 12/06/12 - 03:16 pm
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 12/06/12 - 03:40 pm
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 12/06/12 - 06:00 pm
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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