Mother Charged in Teen's Death

1 decade 2 years 8 months ago Wednesday, May 17 2006 May 17, 2006 Wednesday, May 17, 2006 7:22:55 PM CDT May 17, 2006 in News
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LEBANON (AP) - A southwest Missouri couple are charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of the woman's 18-year-old son, who was found unconscious on a wet mattress in cold winter temperatures. The charges against Robert and Rhonda Shrout, of Falcon, follow a four-month investigation into the death of Aaron Eugene Johnson. The mildly retarded teen died January 24 at a hospital in Lebanon after authorities and ambulance workers found him unconscious in his bedroom. A detective's affidavit says emergency workers found the room's window covered only by a screen, a five-gallon bucket being used as a toilet and a plastic tarp over the heating vent. The Shrouts were jailed on $100,000 bond following their arrests last week.

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