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Philly man charged in starvation death of dad, 82

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia man has been charged in the starvation death of his 82-year-old father, whose body weighed 79 pounds.

Paramedics responding to a call about 57-year-old Thomas Hauck’s mother found the body of his father, Leonard Hauck, in the basement of the family’s north Philadelphia home on Dec. 26.

Authorities say Thomas Hauck told the paramedics his father had died several days earlier and he didn’t know what to do with the body. They say his mother was malnourished.

Prosecutors say Hauck was arrested Thursday and is charged with third-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, abuse of a corpse and other crimes in connection with his father’s death.

Hauck is in custody. It’s unclear if he has an attorney. There’s no telephone listing for him.

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