Alabama Social Worker Employee Charged With Abusing Her Physically and Mentally Handicapped Brother

A social service worker with the Alabama Department of Human Resources has been arrested after the elderly brother shecares for was found with laying in his own feces with multiple bed sores, according to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.

Yolanda Thurman is accused of abusing her mentally handicapped, adult brother, said Lori Myles, public information officer for MCSO. She is facing one count of elderly abuse and neglect, a felony with a maximum sentence of 20 years.

Her brother was identified as Byrd Bunkley Jr., a mentally and physically handicapped adult who needs 24-hour care.

“The home was in such poor condition,” said MCSO’s Lt. Paul Burch. “Mr. Bunkley was laying in his own feces with bed sores all over his body. I do believe we saved his life.”

According to Myles, authorities were alerted to possible abuse after the victim’s niece called Mobile County Emergency Medical Services following a visit to her uncle.

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Mobile County DHR Employee Charged With Abusing Her Physically and Mentally Handicapped Brother

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One Response to “Alabama Social Worker Employee Charged With Abusing Her Physically and Mentally Handicapped Brother”

  1. Finny Says:

    She looks sorry — to have been caught.

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