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Elderly Man Found Living In Filth, Wife Charged

JEANNEATTE (KDKA) -- A Jeannette woman is facing charges after police found her elderly husband living in filth.

Kathleen LaTourette, 55, is charged with recklessly endangering another person.

Her daughter, Teresa LaTourette, called police and asked that the charges be filed after she found her elderly father living in deplorable conditions. She says he wasn't wearing any clothes, there were no sheets or blankets on his bed and there were animal feces everywhere.

John LaTourette, 87, has dementia, gastrointestinal bleeding, prostate cancer and a history of strokes.

Kathleen LaTourette told police her husband takes care of himself while she visits her boyfriend for extended periods of time.

Jeannette Police Sergeant Keith Rosky called it a tragic situation.

Teresa LaTourette thanked police for helping to get her father out of the home. She says he is doing well and won't be returning to the Gaskill Avenue home.

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