Southington man, charged with inadequately caring for woman, considering plea deal

Published on Thursday, 29 November 2018 16:59


SOUTHINGTON - A Southington man accused of inadequately caring for a woman, leaving her in her own waste and without food, could be looking to take a plea deal. 

Michael Flaherty, 47, of 500 Pleasant St., was granted a final continuance to consider a plea bargain that has been offered by state prosecutors. His attorney, Alfonzo Sirica, hinted that he expects Flaherty to accept the deal. 

"We'll resolve the case on that day," Sirica said.  

Flaherty, who is being held on $30,000 bond, is due back in court on Jan. 7.

In addition to the neglect case, Flaherty has been charged 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.

Prosecutors allege Flaherty missed several outpatient treatment appointments while on probation. He was also 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.

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

Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington Herald on Thursday, 29 November 2018 16:59. Updated: Thursday, 29 November 2018 17:02.