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May 7, 2013 5:15 AM

Couple Charged With Murder In Death Of Son

After a two month investigation, police charged a couple with murder and neglect stemming from the death of their adult son.

According to court documents, Peggy Whitlock, 58, and Jerry Lakes, 64, failed to provide medical treatment or proper nutrition for their son, 24-year-old Gerald Lakes. Police say that led to his death.

Lakes was found dead inside a room at Knights Inn in Lexington last March, along with two other adult sons. Police say the other sons were dirty, and only weighed 66 and 92 pounds at the time.

Detectives say about two weeks after Lakes was discovered, the couple took their son's money.

Police charged Whitlock and Lakes with murder and two counts of exploiting an adult.

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