A gruesome discovery in a Houston apartment has led adult twin brothers to be charged with the murder of their 89-year-old mother.
Police say the men allowed Sybil Berndt to die on the floor in their foyer after she fell, then lived with her decomposing, bug-infested corpse for three months.
Edwin Larry Berndt and his brother, Edward Christian Berndt, both 48, were arrested Monday when police went to check on their mother, prompted by a neighbor who called to say the elderly woman had not been seen since January.
Edwin Berndt answered the officer's knocks and initially said "everyone was fine and there was no need for the police at their home," according to court documents. The officer insisted she had to see Berndt's mother and he let her into the house.
The home was in "deplorable condition and smelled terribly," and the elderly Berndt was lying face down on the floor of the foyer, according to the documents. Sybil Berndt was dressed in a nightgown pulled up under her arms and was not wearing underwear. The body was in an advanced state of decomposition and insects were crawling around it, the documents said.
Given that the two brothers were living at home with their 89-year-old mom, I think there could be a good chance the buck stops with them. Hopefully any nieces/nephews fell far from that side of the family tree.
Originally Posted by im4cyclones
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They covered this story on the news. They are definitely special guys. The kind who talk to themselves and talk to each other in their own made-up language and understand each other. Based on what I saw of them in the coverage, the things described in the article do not surprise me at all.
49 year old men living with their mother???? i'm pretty sure these 2 haven't touched a woman for over 20 years.
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