Houston police made a gruesome discovery at home where two twin adult men lived with their elderly mother.
The Associated Press reports that Edward Larry Berndt and Edwin Christian Berndt, both 48, were arrested Monday and charged with murder after an officer responding to a welfare check found 89-year-old Sybil Berndt dead on the floor.
The twins later told police that they lived with and cared for their mother when she suffered a fall on January 10. The two men were watching the BCS Championship when they heard her fall on the floor.
She didn't get back up. Instead, Edwin said that she remained conscious and able to speak for the first day but didn't ask for any help.
The two brothers didn't get her medical attention while she was laying on the floor, nor did they give her any food or water.
She died three days later. What's worse, Edwin told police he remembered the day she died because it was a day after her 89th birthday.
Speaking with investigators, Edwin explained that the reason for leaving her on the floor was that they didn't have the money to afford a hospital visit or a burial.
He said that they didn't call police because they didn't want to go to jail either.
An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday.