A pensioner found lifeless and naked in her living room stank of urine in one of the worst cases a doctor had ever seen.
Maureen Crilley, 67, was allegedly killed by husband Neil Crilley, 77, in their own home.
A court heard Mary Eason, a doctor, was unable to examine Mrs Crilley as she was in so much pain.
She later died in hospital, Daily Record reports.
High Court in Glasgow was told Crilley knew his wife was “immobilised” suffering from injury and infection.
Maureen is said to have been in need of “medical assistance” and unable to help herself.
The charge states Crilley acted “culpably and recklessly” and with “utter disregard” by leaving his wife on the floor. Maureen was so severely injured and infected that she later passed away.
Crilley, of Clydebank, Scotland, denies the charge of culpable homicide. The court heard Mary attended to the call to go to Crilleys’ house while working as an out-of-hours GP.
She told jurors there was a clear smell of urine when she entered the property.
She found Maureen lying on the living room floor surrounded by nappies.
Mary said: “She was naked with one sock on her right foot. I couldn’t make out what she was saying as her mouth was dry.
“This was one of the worst cases I have seen in my career. My first thought was I need to get her to a hospital immediately. Any time I touched her, it was obvious that she recoiled and moaned. I thought she might die.”
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Crilley told Mary that his wife had fallen. She believed that one of Maureen’s legs was broken and called an ambulance.
Maureen’s three sisters said Crilley was controlling over his wife.
Prosecutor Richard Goddard QC asked her sister Margaret, 68, if their marriage was happy, she replied: “No, she was too frightened.”
Another sister Helen Jamieson, 63, said she was called an “ugly lazy b*****d” by Crilley.
Helen added that Crilley called his wife an “ugly dwarf” during an argument.
The accused denies the charges as well as separate allegations of being threatening and abusive towards his wife and Helen. The trial, before judge Lord Burns, continues.