(AP) - Twin 48-year-old men are facing murder charges after Houston police say they left their elderly mother unattended for three days after she fell, allowed her to die on the floor, then lived with her corpse for three months.
Police say Edward Larry Berndt and Edwin Christian Berndt were arrested Monday, the same day officers responded to a welfare check at their Berndt home. Officers reported finding 89-year-old Sybil Berndt dead on the floor when they entered.
Police say the brothers said they had been caring for their mother when she fell Jan. 10. They say the brothers left her on the floor without medical attention, food or water. She died three days later.
It was not immediately clear if the brothers have an attorney.