Deputies arrested a husband and wife Friday after they say the man’s mother died of neglect.
Ted Keller, 67, and Tamera Keller, 51, turned themselves in to investigators at 4 p.m. Friday, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Officials say the two were caregivers for Ted Keller’s 93-year-old mother, and that they did not feed her on a regular basis for more than a year.
The couple also left the victim without proper medical care, and kept her in unfit living conditions, according to the sheriff’s department.
Sheriff Leon Lott said in a news release that the victim was incapacitated and relied on the Kellers due to health conditions.
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Ted Keller contacted the sheriff’s department May 17 after finding his mother dead in bed, officials said.
The Kellers have been taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.