Trial for man accused of neglecting elderly mother begins

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Testimony is underway in the trial of a man accused of neglect in connection with the death of his mother.

Richard Wallace's mother was found on her couch in April, covered in flies and filth.

Autopsy results show she died of sepsis and complications due to gangrene.

In opening arguments, prosecutors say Wallace neglected his mother, causing her death.

The defense says she was a hoarder and refused to see doctors.

Wallace has pleaded not guilty. He is expected to testify.

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