Houston– Twin brothers who left their 89-year-old mother to die in their home have been charged with murder.
Edwin Larry Berndt and his brother, Edward Christian Berndt, both 48 were arrested after police found their mother laying face down dead in a night gown. The sons told authorities their mom fell down, and that they did not feed her or give her water while she laid there for days.
The brothers claim they did not report the death because they did not have money to bury her.
His brother said they didn’t give her any food or water while she lay on the floor.
Three days later, on Jan. 13, the elderly woman died, Edwin Berndt told police. He told them he remembered the date because it was a day after her 89th birthday.