Some good news!
By Gary Marsh
April 30, 2019 3:53pm CST
Some time ago I wrote an article about a 76-year-old American gentleman who had been abandoned by his family here in England. The horrible family, his wife and son, brought him over to England and with the help of an accomplice dumped him here. They bought him some cheap clothing from a supermarket and dumped him at a bus station. The accomplice took him to the hospital and told them he had found him lying down and thought that he was ill. The mans dementia was very advanced and he was unable to answer any questions about himself. Meanwhile, his wife and son flew off for a three week holiday around Europe before returning to Los Angeles. There was no option but to place him in a nursing home while the police tried to locate his family and find out more about him. One day he did say his name so now the police had something to go on. They put a programme on the BBC someone recognised him from an old school photo and the police contacted interpol and eventually his family were traced to Los Angeles howeve they did not want him back. They did not want to pay for his care. The man was repatriated to Los Angeles and is living in a nursing home there. The accomplice in the UK has had his day in court today and happily he has been jailed for 2 and a half years for the part he played in this plot. I do not know if the authorities in the USA have persued his family and charged them with abandonment. I do so hope that they have ended up in prison too. What a wicked evil way to treat another human being let alone your husband/father. I hope they are sent to Jail for a very long time. This is absolutely no way to treat a person with dementia.
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• El Paso, Texas
I hope that woman and her son lose their home so that the elderly gentleman can live in his own home and with an attending caregiver other than his immediate family. Wasn't it the rolling stones who sang about ruthless people?
• Sutton, England
Good grief Gary I remember your post. Amazing that someone recognised him from a school photo. I'm glad the accomplice has been jailed. I would hope that his family would be pursued in the USA and jailed. If not then I sincerely hope karma will get them. This is humanity at it's lowest.
• United Kingdom
@garymarsh6 It is difficult to imagine doing such a thing to your own parent, and yet I can imagine people are scared by the enormous costs of care and if said parent no longer even knows who they are then I can see how they might think it would be a good idea to bring them here and get the benefit of free care from the NHS.
They were able to afford a holiday trip around Europe and yet they couldn't care for the man of the house. They don't know the meaning of family The accomplice should be put somewhere isolated, away from everyone and on a strange land.
• United States
That is absolutely disgusting and I hope they are jailed too. How cruel and that is lower than low treating a family member that way. Maybe the man is better off being cared for in a nursing home. I'm sure his family wouldn't have treated him very well.
• United States
I'm glad he is getting the care he needs now, but wow that's pretty crummy what his family did to him. That's like the old days where people would send the elderly "to the hills". I don't see how this so-called family thought they could get away with such a scheme - they are wicked indeed!