Dwayne Maurice Green (left), Tonya L. Harris
Fairfield County, SC (WLTX) - The son and daughter-in-law of a Fairfield County man are facing charges in connection with his death.
Sheriff Herman Young says 43-year-old Dwayne Maurice Green and 48-year-old Tonya L. Harris have been taken into custody. Green is charged with abuse of a vulnerable adult resulting in death, and Harris has been arrested for neglect of a vulnerable adult.
Officers say last Tuesday night, they responded to a home on Bellfield Road near Ridgeway. Officers found 63-year-old Thomas Green, Dwayne Green's father, dead at the home.
The coroner's office ordered an autopsy, and they say the results show Thomas Green had been physically abused, and that the treatment contributed to the man's death. Investigators concluded that Dwayne Green was responsible for the abuse.
Investigators say Dwayne Green and Harris had been caring for the man since last summer.