A Long Island man is accused of neglecting his own mother while she lay face-down and ailing on the kitchen floor of their Freeport home for two days.
Nassau County police say the seriously ill 64-year-old women fell in the kitchen on Tuesday. She had managed to drag herself toward the front door of the home by Thursday, police said. Through her entire ordeal, her son, Lacy Reid, took no apparent action to help his mother -- stepping over and walking around his mother's body.
It was only at 5 p.m. Thursday that Reid finally decided to call an ambulance. He was consequently arrested and charged with first-degree reckless endangerment. Police also say that Reid allegedly left his ill mother alone in their house on several occasions while he went to work.
According to authorities, the woman was found lying face down, malnourished and dehydrated by responding officers. She was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where she suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest. On Friday, she was put on life support and is listed in critical condition.
Reid is expected to be arraigned on a reckless endangerment charge on Friday in First District Court in Hempstead.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times