FORT PIERCE — A 29-year-old woman who cares for her grandmother and four children was arrested Thursday after their home was found in filthy conditions with an “unbearable smell” and roaches and bugs crawling around, according to an arrest affidavit released Friday.
Kimberly Y. King, of the 1200 block of Boston Avenue, faces two felony charges after officials went in her 75-year-old grandmother's home and saw rotten food on the dining room floor, kitchen counter, stove top and kitchen sink.
King's grandmother said King lives there with her four children, who range in age from 4 to 13.
One refrigerator in the dining room worked, but had rotten food and bugs inside. Another refrigerator didn't work properly and also contained bugs, roaches and rotten food.
Living maggots “filled” the microwave, and investigators saw mice droppings in the kitchen cabinets.
A portable toiled in a bedroom was filled with feces and urine, and the bedrooms had rotten food on the floors and beds.
King told police she moved in more than two years ago so she could care for her grandmother.
“King stated she is overweight (350 pounds) and is not able to clean the house,” the affidavit states. “She also stated her kids will not listen to her and they will not do anything around the house.”