OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say a man accused of abuse and neglect of his 85-year-old mother earlier this month now faces a murder charge since she has died.
Oklahoma County Jail records indicate that 54-year-old Carlton Leroy Nault was being held on second-degree murder and other complaints Wednesday following the death of his mother, Mari Miller. The records don’t indicate whether Nault is represented by an attorney.
Sgt. Megan Morgan says officers responded to a possible case of elder abuse June 13 when managers at an apartment complex reported hearing Miller yelling from her apartment. Nault was taken into custody after officers found Miller in the apartment amid deplorable conditions with signs of trauma to her face.
Officials say Miller died Tuesday from injuries because of long-term abuse and neglect.