A Cordele man is facing elder abuse and neglect charges after a 72-year-old wound up with a neck fracture.
Police believe James Troup-Mothersole neglected his non-speaking mother-in-law while she was in his care.
Officers found bruising and unexplained injuries on the victim.
The suspect denied the abuse but official say the injuries don't align with a fall.
The woman was taken to a hospital in Macon before ending up at the Tift Regional Medical Center.
At this time she's still in the hospital recovering from her injuries.