HAGERSTOWN - The sons of an 85-year-old man who died in April, a month after he was found tied to a chair in his home, were indicted Tuesday on charges of second-degree murder, according to a Washington County Sheriff's Department press release.
Robert Charles Record Sr., of 16814 Longfellow Court, died April 5 from complications of dehydration, bedsores and an existing heart condition, deputies said. The Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore ruled his death a homicide, deputies said.
Kenneth Allen Record, 61, and Gerald Wolford Record, 46, of the same address, also were charged with manslaughter and abuse/neglect of a vulnerable adult, deputies said.
Both men were being held Friday at the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $750,000 bond, deputies said.
When Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies arrived at the home March 6, they found Robert Record tied to a chair with a leather dog leash, Lt. Mark Knight said Friday afternoon. Record was in bad condition, with large bedsores and bruises all over his body, he said.