PHOENIX – A Phoenix man whose 21-year-old daughter died of malnutrition and dehydration last year, police said Monday.
Richard Comer, 46, is also accused of adulterous adult abuse, according to police.
They are also recommending animal abuse charges against two youngsters and have been diagnosed with dehydrated dogs.
Police said Vanessa Comer was brought to a hospital in a severe state of malnutrition and dehydration on July 7 by her caretaker father.
According to the authorities, the woman was diagnosed with a serious medical condition and was completely dependent on her dad for care, nutrition and transportation for her doctor visits.
But police said Richard Comer allegedly failed to provide care for her as long as it was uncomfortable last July.
The Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner recently ruled Vanessa Comer's death as a homicide and police arrested Richard Comer last Friday.
It was unclear Monday if he had a lawyer yet to speak.