Parents charged in death of adult son with Down syndrome enter not guilty plea

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WINCHESTER, Ky. (KT) - The parents of a man with Down Syndrome pleaded not guilty to murder charges related to his death Wednesday during their first court appearance, the Winchester Sun reported.

Albert Christy, 61, and his wife Patsy Christy, 65, of 340 Schoolhouse Lane, were arrested Monday and charged in connection with their son Logan’s death in December from malnutrition, dehydration and pneumonia.


Clark District Judge Earl-Ray Neal entered automatic not-guilty pleas for both and appointed public defenders to represent both. Their bonds were unchanged at $1 million cash each.


Both are scheduled for a preliminary hearing, which is used to establish probable cause for the charges, on March 7.


The Clark County Sheriff’s Office had been investigating Logan Christy’s death for two months but did not file charges until the final medical examiner’s report was received, the newspaper said.


Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr. said EMS personnel were called to the Christy residence on Dec. 12, 2017, while Logan was unresponsive. Logan Christy was pronounced dead later that day at Clark Regional Medical Center.


He was later buried as an indigent in the Clark County Cemetery.

 

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