Cuyahoga County

Wife, three children indicted in death of 63-year-old family member


Cleveland -- Murder  charges have been filed against four family members. They are accused of causing the death of a 63-year-old Euclid man they were supposed to be taking care of around the clock.

The victim's wife and three adult children are accused of causing his death.

On Tuesday, a Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted Debora Brichacek, the wife of Richard Brichacek, and his three children, Wendi, Brian and Debbi, on several counts including murder and failing to provide for a functionally impaired person.

Officials say the 63-year-old victim was 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed 93 pounds when he died in December.

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