Southington man, charged in elderly abuse case, now charged with violating probation

Published on Thursday, 9 August 2018 14:47


SOUTHINGTON - A Southington man accused of inadequately caring for a woman, leaving her in her own waste and without food, has now been charged with violation his probation.

Michael Flaherty, 47, of 500 Pleasant St., was charged Thursday with two counts of violation of probation. He is serving two different probations for 2017 convictions of driving under the influence and violation of conditions of release.

In addition to missing several outpatient treatment appointments while on probation, state prosecutors said Thursday, in Bristol Superior Court, Flaherty was arrested in February and charged with third-degree abuse and intentional cruelty to persons. He was also later charged with failure to appear in connection with those pending charges.

According to police, Flaherty was the power of attorney for a bedridden woman in July 2017, when he allegedly left her without food for what police called “an extended period of time.” She was found lying in her own feces and urine, police allege.

On Thursday in court, Flaherty was ordered held on $30,000 bond. His cases were continued to Sept. 13.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Thursday, 9 August 2018 14:47. Updated: Thursday, 9 August 2018 14:50.