Last December, Allen Arias brought his grandmother, 87-year-old Anita Arias, home from a rehabilitation center.

Now, the Florida man has been charged in her death, according to Florida Today.

The grandmother was in good health when she left the facility in December but needed care due to her dementia.

She stayed in her grandson’s home, where she required diaper changes. But the 41-year-old later told police that he “slacked off” on keeping her clean.

Allen brought his unresponsive grandmother to the hospital on January 21 and she was later declared dead.

Medical staff found the grandmother had bed sores that were filled with maggots and insects, Florida Today reports.

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office

Investigators visited Allen’s home following her death. They reported that it smelled like human decay and was covered in trash. A detective said:

“Walking a straight path without stepping or tripping on an object was almost impossible.”

Authorities found blood and feces throughout the home and prescription medications for Anita that had been filled months prior but were still full.

The grandmother’s bed also had live maggots and dirty diapers were stacked against walls.

According to WESH, an autopsy determined that the grandmother died from dehydration and emaciation. She also had extremely high blood sugar levels.

The grandson later told police he knew that he should have gotten help for Anita sooner.

According to investigators, Allen was living off of her social security and pension checks, which covered his bills. Meanwhile, he failed to sufficiently care for his grandmother.

The rehabilitation center where the grandmother previously stayed tried to contact the grandson on multiple occasions but was unable to get through said investigators.

Now, Allen has been charged with aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person for Anita’s death. He is currently being held on $35,000 bond.

A court date has not been listed for the grandson.

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8 Replies to “Man Took Grandma out of Rehabilitation and Lived off Her Pension. He’s Been Charged in Her Death”

  • Tammy Belanger 2 years ago

    He should be put away for good!
    How sick can he be… OMG how sick can he be!!

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    This man should have had a mental health check before he took his grand mother. what man is going to take a 87 year old person and take care of them properly?

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Manslaughter? No way, needs much harsher punishment. Neglect, murder

  • Michael Bankston 2 years ago

    This is soooo dispicable! My grandfather is 94 years old; I cannot imagine anyone treating my grandfather like that. The man literally turned his home into a nursing home for his grandmother. What was he thinking?!

  • Laurie 2 years ago

    What a disgusting human being! Who does this??? Turns out this is not uncommon. I had a similar incident happen in my family. Unfortunately APS DOESNT CARE. Law enforcement doesn’t care! Social Security doesn’t care! No one investigates these things. Anyone can do this to your loved one if they are elderly and can’t defend themselves.
    Aggravated Manslaughter? Really. How about 1st degree murder? He planned on stealing her money and letting her rot to death in his home. Why is there even going to be a trial? It would be to kind of us as humans to stick a gun to his pitiful head and blow it off and be done with this trash.
    Wake up people ! This is not ok! Why in the he’ll should he be able to walk out of jail for $3500 ? Sick Mother F’ in piece of crap. I hope he rots to death!

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    There is going to be a trial because that’s how this country is supposed to work. We are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty..so even though we know he IS guilty..it still has to go thru a trial to determine that ina court of law with a jury. He should be charged with murder for sure though in my opinion. Whe he took her out of the nursing home he knew exactly what he was doing and planning to do. He was never going to properly take care of her. He probably isn’t even qualified to be a caretaker for someone who needs around the clock care and diaper changes. This whole story is just sad to me. I feel so bad for her that she had to go thru that and die like that. So so terrible. Especially at the hands of a family member. This guys a loser and I wish I could legally and personally put a bullet thru his face.

  • Diana Hudson 2 years ago

    Beyond horrible! He needs to be punished severely. Preferably death.

  • Charlotte Weathers 2 years ago

    This man should be held accountable for his actions!! Shame on him!!!

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