AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Update: As more information has been released, the affidavit states that "Stephanie Jones Hawes and Antoin Sylvester Hawes have both been charged with the felony of neglect to a disabled adult, elder person, or resident. The victim was discovered to be deceased and the reisidence extremely filthy and had no working air conditioning. The house was filled with flies and trash. The bedroom that the victim lived in wad dark with no lighting available. On the floor of the bedroom was a 5-gallon bucket full of urine next to the door."
A man was found dead Sunday in the Augusta home he shared with his family. The coroner is calling his death suspicious.
Twenty-eight-year-old Antoin Hawes was found dead inside the home on the 1900 block of Kissingbower Road by a sibling. While investigating Hawes' death, officials learned that he was kept in a bedroom with no furniture, lights, or air conditioning and had the windows boarded up. Investigators say he was kept that way due to a medical condition. They say he slept on the floor on two couch cushions covered in trash bags.
On the same day the man was found, Hawes' parents, fifty-year-old Antoin Hawes and forty-eigh-year-old Stephanie Hawes, were arrested in connection to his death. Both are charged with neglect of a disabled adult.
Hawes lived in the home with his parents and two siblings. His body has been sent to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy.