When Mark Sullivan found his roommate, Aquila “Bud” Albertson, grasping onto their refrigerator door, clearly in pain, Sullivan said the 94-year-old needed medical attention, but Albertson tried to downplay it.
The roommates both knew Albertson wasn’t getting the medical care he needed daily. It was left to Sullivan to feed him, give him his glaucoma medicine and clean his sheets when he had accidents.
But even Sullivan, 58, couldn’t provide around-the-clock care. He only found Albertson that day because he was given the day off from his job at a West Palm Beach call center.
Only months after Albertson died, Sullivan thought that the lack of care might have been because of his criminal history. Both men are registered sex offenders.