(Michigan City, IN) - A Michigan City woman is facing possible prison time in connection with the death of her bedridden son. Mary Wilke, 71, is charged with Level 1 felony Neglect of a Dependent Causing Death.
Her grown son, Jason Wilke, died just over a month ago.
Authorities said his mother at her home was not taking proper care of the man who became septic from bedsores and other wounds like a lost toenail. As a result, Jason Wilke had multiple pressure wounds that went to the bone. He also arrived at the hospital covered in feces.
Court records indicate the man became bedridden several years ago from an accident on an all-terrain vehicle.
Mary Wilke was being held on a $100,000 bond. She could face anywhere from a 20 to 40-year sentence.