Omaha mom faces charges of abandoning adult son with severe autism

Omaha mom faces charges of abandoning adult son with severe autism

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – An Omaha mother could face up to three years in jail for allegedly abandoning her adult son with severe autism. Denise Plants faces a charge of abuse of a vulnerable adult and she recently turned herself into authorities after a warrant was issued for her arrest back in March. According to court documents, Plants left a note at a mobile home near 107th & Ida to her estranged husband listing her son’s medication last spring. A second note addressed to no one reads her son is nonverbal with autism, is 21 years old, and gave his dad’s email address as a contact. Prosecutors say Plants left her adult son behind to live in horrible conditions and court documents reveal the son had the mental capacity of a three-year-old. “The male and the entire trailer were covered in feces and urine and chip wrappers.” In court Thursday, Plants’ public defender says her client was left in a difficult situation. “My client lost her job, was evicted, separated from her husband, she was reaching out for him to help her take care of her son she had a moment of panic.” Officials at the Autism Center of […]

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