Parents who were thought to be church-going pillars of the community have been charged with the murder of their adult daughter who suffered with Locked-In Syndrome.
Sheila, 64, and Clay Fletcher, 65 left their 36-year-old daughter Lacey Ellen Fletcher to waste a way on a living room couch. Lacey’s body was found half-naked in an upright position submerged in a hole in the rotting couch, covered in urine, faeces, live bugs and rodent excrement in her evil parent’s home in Slaughter, Louisiana.
The house was otherwise clean and tidy – suggesting the neglect of their daughter was purposeful and malicious.
“The scene was sickening. I’ve seen some horrible things in my life but nothing like this,” said East Feliciana Parish Coronor Dr. Ewell Bickham III.
“It’s unconscionable, something you make horror movies about,” he said.
Lacey’s depraved parents, who were supposed to be her caregivers, had called authorities on January 3 because their daughter had stopped breathing, and that’s when the police uncovered the gruesome way Lacey had been forced to live and die.
She was suffering from Locked-In Syndrome, a rare condition which causes the brain to lose voluntary control over the nerves and muscles, eventually leading to complete paralysis of the entire body except the eyes. Read more