Police investigating death of disabled man from too-hot bath

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise police are investigating the death of a disabled man who died of severe burns after he was put in a bathtub of hot water.

The Idaho Statesman reports 38-year-old Benjamin Reed died on May 27, 11 days after he was hospitalized for the burns. Reed's longtime friend and housemate Joe Ribich told the newspaper Reed had a neurological disease and was under the care of a home health aide when the burns occurred.

Boise Police spokeswoman Haley Williams said police have been investigating since May 16, but no charges had been filed as of Monday.


Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com

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