Shirley Thompson, 72, was intensely removed and totally contingent on her sons for her daily needs including nutrition, mobility and personal hygiene, prosecutor Jeff Tunks pronounced in a NSW Supreme Court today.
He was giving a Crown’s opening residence during a conference of David Thompson, 40, and Phillip Thompson, 43.
They have pleaded not guilty to a killing of their mother, who died in Blacktown Hospital on Sep 2, 2017.
The younger hermit called an ambulance on Aug 23, though a group were wakeful in a preceding weeks of their mother’s deteriorating condition that enclosed bed sores and a poignant wound on her bottom, Mr Tunks said.
The siblings due a avocation of caring to their mom and a reasonable chairman would have sought medical assistance or recommendation most earlier, a prosecutor said.
But barristers for a brothers told Justice Des Fagan, who is conference a conference though a jury, a box was about a choices a mom made.
“We contend Shirley Thompson died since of choices she herself made,” Tony Evers pronounced while representing a younger brother.
She done choices about when, if and what to eat, about regulating a lavatory and about not seeking medical help, a counterclaim counsel said.
“It is loyal a residence could have been cleaner, though of march he was not a professional. He was her son.”
Janet Manuel, for Phillip Thompson, pronounced her customer was employed full-time and had supposing a income for a family while his hermit looked after a household.
“The Crown is incompetent to infer over a reasonable doubt that Shirley Thompson lacked a ability to make decisions for her possess care,” she said.
Paramedic Megan Kuhner, who attended a Greystanes residence after a triple-zero call, pronounced Ms Thompson’s room had a stink and melt “really poorly”.
Everything was dirty and when Ms Kuhner initial looked during a building she suspicion it was only mud and not indeed carpet.
The aged woman, whose pallor was roughly greyish, was fibbing in bed and when a paramedic pulled behind a sheets she was exposed with bruises.
Ms Thompson had a towel underneath her and there was a sharp smell of urine.
“It was utterly disgusting,” Ms Kuhner said.
“It was only dripping in urine and faecal matter.”
The conference continues.