Son arrested after Brevard woman neglected to death, deputies say

Michael Moritz, 65, arrested on charges of aggravated manslaughter

Michael Moritz.
Michael Moritz.

MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. – A Brevard County man was arrested Thursday in the death of his 91-year-old mother who was found dead in a home in deplorable conditions.

Michael Moritz, 65, was arrested on charges of aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person and neglect of an elderly person or disabled adult.

On May 10, Melbourne Beach police found Mortiz's mother, Dolores Moritz, dead in her home on Banyan Way.  Based on the state of the home, police called for sheriff's investigators.

Moritz acknowledged to police that he was his mother's primary caregiver, and the Medical Examiner's Office determined she died from lack of care from her son, according to sheriff's officials.

Moritz was booked into the Brevard County Jail on and was being held on $3,000 bond.