Elderly abuse court case postponed

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Two people accused in an elderly abuse case were expected to go on trial Wednesday morning in Chesterfield.

Ricky Wyatt and Coretta Creighton are charged with felony neglect of an incapacitated adult.

The court case was continued until October as a detective expected to testify was not able to attend the trial this morning.

Back in January, police say Ricky's father, 71-year old Hugh Wyatt, called 911 saying he was tangled in his bedclothes.

Evidence showed dehydration and extensive bed sores.

Hugh Wyatt passed away at a Hopewell nursing home in July.

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