An Upper East Side real-estate agent left her longtime companion helplessly lying in his own filth for more than a week — causing festering sores and blood poisoning that left him near death, according to shocking court papers.
Lynne Roberts — a food- writer-turned-Douglas Elliman agent — was busted after she finally called 911 and EMTs found 67-year-old Peter Locker sprawled face down on the floor, “barely conscious and covered in feces, urine and vomit,” court papers allege.
The flesh on his torso was so decayed “that you could see his chest bones,” a prosecutor said, according to a court transcript.
On Wednesday, Locker appeared frail and still filthy while hooked up to an intravenous drip and a heart monitor at New York Hospital.
Following her 911 call on March 15, Roberts, 68, allegedly told cops Locker suffers from vertigo and “fell on the ground eight days ago and couldn’t get up” inside their apartment in the Beekman Town House high-rise at East 63rd Street and Third Avenue.
“I tried to get him up but he told me no, that he will do it,” Roberts said, according to court papers.
Roberts also allegedly claimed she fears Locker “because he’s verbally aggressive with me,” adding, “He wasn’t as hostile today, so I decided to call 911.”
Roberts was charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of an incompetent or disabled person, which carries up to seven years prison.
During Roberts’ March 16 arraignment, Judge David Frey granted a defense request to release her without bail, but slapped her with a “stay away” order of protection.
A source at their apartment building described Roberts and Locker as “a strange couple” who “never came out during the day.”
According to the Douglas Elliman Web site, Roberts has brokered the sales of three dozen apartments, including a $3.2 million deal on the Upper West Side, but a company source said she hadn’t been working lately.
She has also worked as a marketer for Louis Roederer champagne and Evian, in addition to co-authoring two cookbooks and doing stints at Women’s Wear Daily and W, the Web site says.
She didn’t return messages, but her lawyer, Roger Stavis, said, “We are looking forward to fighting these baseless charges.”