OCPD: Son Arrested For Murder Of 83-Year-Old Mother
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Police Department is investigating a homicide after they say a man's abuse of his 83-year-old mother led to her death.
According to the report, police responded just after 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, to the Meadowbrook Estates Apartments near Northwest 36th Street and North Meridian Avenue in reference to a possible case of elder abuse.
Management reportedly called police and stated Marilea Miller, 83, could be heard yelling from her apartment.
Officers arrived and arrested Miller's son, 54-year-old Carlton Nault.
According to the report, Miller had clear signs of trauma to her face and body consistent with abuse. The police report also states that, "Miller also had a "blood-soaked bandage over her right eye and was sitting on a towel covered in feces."
Police also said Miller was living in deplorable conditions, and that there was feces and urine in every room. There was also no food or running water, according to the report.
Nault was arrested on multiple complaints including abuse, neglect and aggravated assault. Police said Nault was previously convicted of abusing his mother in 2011 and is currently serving a suspended sentence for that incident.
Authorities said they tried to talk to Miller, but she couldn't communicate on a cognitive level. She was immediately rushed to the hospital where she passed away Tuesday, June 25, due to the injuries she sustained from the long-term abuse and neglect.
Nault remains in the Oklahoma County Jail.
He is now facing an additional complaint of second degree murder.