Sybil Berndt, 89, Left Dead on Floor for Months by Twin Sons, Bayou Body Count No. 48 (Updated: They're Rich)
Edward and Edwin Berndt
Two undeniably creep-looking twin brother have been charged with murder for letting their mother slowly die from neglect after she fell in her home near Hobby Airport, Houston police say.
They then left her dead body on the floor for three months.
Sybil Berndt, 89, was discovered dead about 4:30 Monday afternoon in her home in the 8400 block of Glenscot. Her sons Edward Larry and Edwin Christian, both 48, "told investigators they were Ms. Berndt's caregivers and, on January 10, she had sustained injuries from a fall," HPD says. "The sons then left Ms. Berndt on the floor for three days without providing her medical attention, food or water. Ms. Berndt died on January 13."
The twins have been charged with murder. HPD did not give out any information on how they might be related to the victim, but KHOU reports she was their mother.
Update: As if this case needed to be any more odd, KHOU's Courtney Zubowsky is tweeting that a judge has determined the twins are flight risks because they have access to more than $700,000 in their mother's account.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.
- College and NFL Football: Thanksgiving Weekend's Best Bets
Sat., Nov. 28, 2:30pm
Sat., Nov. 28, 7:00pm
Sun., Nov. 29, 12:00pm
Mon., Nov. 30, 7:00pm
- The 10 Best Things About the Holidays in Houston
- Prosecutors: Paxton's Hollow Outrage at "DEFCON 1"