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4 charged in 'severe' elder abuse case in Bucks

'He looked like a skeleton'

RICHLAND TWP., Pa. - Four Bucks County people are facing charges for allegedly neglecting and stealing from an elderly man who died in 2016.

Albert Weaver Jr., his wife Virginia Weaver, their daughter Amanda Weaver and Amanda's boyfriend Anthony Dorney, all of Richlandtown, were arrested Wednesday morning.

Investigators described the death of Albert Weaver Sr., 84, as a "severe" case of neglect.

Court records show Weaver, who was in the care of his family, had Alzheimer's and dementia, was severely malnourished, and had severe bed sores and other health issues before he died in 2016.

Dorney told investigators Weaver's pension and social security money had been used to buy drugs for the people entrusted with caring for him.

Emergency responders were called to the Weavers' home in the 100 block of Union Road in Richland Township in November 2016.

An EMT said the home was "deplorable" and "smelled of infection."

Weaver Sr. "looked like a skeleton with skin hanging on him," according to court records, and he was taken to the hospital with a long list of medical issues, including severe bed sores, malnutrition, severe dehydration and septic shock.

Court paperwork shows Weaver Sr. was non-verbal until he got to the hospital where he said, "Help me."

Weaver Sr. died several days later.

The four suspects are charged with neglect, reckless endangerment of another person and theft.

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