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Guest Saves Neglected Man
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
April 18, 2003

AKRON, OHIO--Jesse Littleton is a hero.

Last month, Littleton moved into a guest room at the house of childhood friend, Justine Davis.

It didn't take long for him to learn about Davis' 25-year-old son, Edgar Vannoy, who was kept in a separate room.

Vannoy, who had experienced a brain injury as an infant, was malnourished and dehydrated. His 92-pound body was covered with sores. He had spent his days and nights with nothing to do, locked in a room smelling of feces and urine.

A short time later, Littleton moved out and telephoned police.

Because of Littleton's call, Justine and her husband, William T. Davis, have been charged with failing to provide for a "functionally-impaired person", a fourth-degree felony, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.

Related article:
"House guest rescues man from squalor" (Beacon Journal)


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