NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Saturday, December 19, 2015, 8:49 AM
Anthony Marshall is helped into court by his wife Charlene Marshall into New York Criminal Court, in June 2013.
Socialite Brooke Astor’s son was left sitting in his own urine and feces during his brief stay at Rikers Island in 2013, according to reports.
The late Anthony Marshall — sentenced to one to three years in prison for stealing millions of dollars from his mother — suffered “atrocious and horrific treatment” at the jail before being sent upstate, according to a lawsuit filed by his widow, the New York Times reported.
Marshall and his legal team long fought to keep him out of prison, arguing the facility could not handle his medical needs. The then-89-year-old, who suffered from congestive heart disease and Parkinson’s disease, needed around-the-clock care and needed help using the bathroom.
After exhausting all appeal options, Marshall arrived at Rikers on June 21, 2013. Guards placed him in a single cell and left him alone. The prison workers left him sitting in his wheelchair all night long, and ignored his desperate cries for help, he later told his wife.
When his wife visited him the next day, he was still sitting in his wheelchair and had soiled his clothes, which were the same garments he was wearing when he arrived, according to the lawsuit.
After petitions from his lawyers, Marshall was moved to another unit at Rikers. There, the guards withheld his medications for days and left him unattended in his bed. He wet the bed several times and was left lying in it.
On June 26, he was moved to Fishkill Correctional Facility in Beacon, N.Y., where he served eight weeks of his one- to three-year sentence. A parole board granted him immediate release, sayin g he was too sick to remain behind bars.
Anthony Marshall and his wife, Charlene, in Manhattan Supreme Court on Friday, June 21, 2013.
Marshall, a former U.S. ambassador and a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, died last year.
He was convicted in 2010 of altering his mother’s will before her 2007 death, changing it could gain control of her fortune.