WARREN, Mich. -- The husband of a 400-pound Detroit-area woman has been charged with abuse after her recent death.
are accusing Michael Brooks of ignoring Yolanda Reese-Brooks and
allowing her to fester in a bed surrounded by her own waste. The
40-year-old Warren woman died of morbid obesity and other injuries last
The prosecutor's office says Brooks was his wife's primary
caretaker after she sustained a crushed pelvis and ruptured bladder in a
2011 auto wreck. She was extracted from their apartment by an emergency
crew wearing protective gear.
Brooks is charged with
second-degree abuse of a vulnerable adult. Prosecutor Eric Smith says
Brooks' conduct was "shameful." Reese-Brooks' four children now are
living with a relative.
It's unknown if Brooks has a lawyer. He doesn't have a listed phone number.