Three facing charges after woman’s body found in ‘unlivable’ Kentucky home

Posted at 1:04 PM, February 13, 2024 and last updated 8:50 AM, February 13, 2024

RICHMOND, Ky. (Scripps News Lexington) — Three people are facing charges in connection to the death of a woman in Kentucky.

Melissa Compton, David Lamb, and Carrie Lamb have been charged with criminal abuse and failure to report abuse and neglect of an adult. Carrie Lamb faces an additional charge of criminal abuse of a child.

mugshots of compton, lamb and lamb

(L) Melissa Compton, (C) David Lamb, (R) Carrie Lamb (Madison County Detention Center via Scripps News Lexington)

An arrest citation states the body of a woman, identified as Compton’s mother, was found dead Saturday at a home in Madison County. According to the citation, the room where the woman’s body was found was “in a state of complete and utter disarray.”

The arrest citations detail the “unlivable” conditions inside the home, including trash throughout the home, molded food, bugs, and more.

Compton’s brother, who has cerebral palsy, was also found in the home. According to an arrest citation, he was found to be “extremely skinny” and malnourished. He was taken to the hospital to be assessed by a medical professional.

All three suspects are being held in the Madison County Detention Center.

This story was originally published by Scripps News Lexington, an E.W. Scripps Company.

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