Moscow man sentenced for starving 67-year-old man

Charles Wright, of Moscow, has been sentenced to at least three years in prison for the death of a 67-year-old man that died in his care.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that a Latah County 2nd District Court Judge on Tuesday sentenced Wright to a maximum of seven years in prison after he pleaded guilty to principal to neglect of a vulnerable adult.

25-year-old Wright and his 22-year-old wife, Lindsey Winter, were arrested last year. Court documents say that police found Lee Pohrman unconscious on the couple’s kitchen floor wearing only a dirty diaper. An autopsy report says the man died from prolonged starvation.

A forensic psychologist testified to Wright having limited intellectual capacity, making a fixed minimum of three years sufficient.

Winter will be sentenced in June.