An elderly Alabama woman with Alzheimer's Disease lived with her dead husband's body for about a month, NBC News reports.
According to the county coroner, Jessie Claude Kirby, 75, of Decatur died of natural causes.
Police made the macabre discovery during a welfare check after family members of Kirby and his wife, Doris, 78, notified police that they had not heard from the couple in months.
2 dead dogs in the home appeared to have starved.
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A Washington State couple was convicted of starving their adopted Ethiopian daughter to death, Goskagit.com.
Larry and Carri Williams of Sedro-Woolley-area were convicted of all but one of the charges filed against them in the death of teenager Hana Williams and the abuse of an adopted son.
Hana was found starved to death in the back yard of the couple's home where Hana was forced to live as part of a strict discipline regimen dictated by the couple's religion.
A coroner's report concluded that Hana died of hypothermia (prolonged exposure to the cold weather) that was aggravated by gastritis (inflammation caused by her stomach eating itself) and malnutrition.
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