Mom Leaves Her 2-Yr Old In The Car One Night, Checks On Her In The Morning, Then THIS Happens…

Mom Leaves Her 2-Yr Old In The Car One Night, Checks On Her In The Morning, Then THIS Happens…

A Pennsylvania couple has been arrested for criminal homicide, endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment after they allowed their two-year-old daughter to starve to death.

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From The Daily Mail:

A Pennsylvania couple has been jailed for starving their two-year-old daughter – who weighed a mere ten pounds – to death last month.

Andrea Dusha, 26, and Michael Wright Jr., 32, have been charged with homicide after they left their toddler Lydia in a car seat for 13 hours outside their Uniontown home, court documents reveal. By the time Dusha finally came to check on her daughter it was too late.

An autopsy later determined Lydia died of dehydration and malnutrition as they ruled the youngster’s death a homicide.

The medical examiner discovered Lydia weighed just 10lbs when she died. A healthy two-year-old should weigh anywhere between 28 and 30lbs.

The couple has now been arrested for criminal homicide, endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment in the death of Lydia Wright. They are being held without bond, which is required by Pennsylvania law in most homicide cases.

Police say the little girl was left in her car seat overnight, from 9pm on February 23 until 10.30am the following morning, court documents reveal.

When her mother checked on her, she tried to get her to drink a mixture of water, Gatorade and Pedialyte only to see foam coming from the toddler’s nose and mouth as her eyes rolled back in her head, police said.

Dusha rushed the child, who had also stopped breathing, to a hospital where she died, police said.

Luckily, the couple’s other two children have been taken into protective custody. The couple faces a preliminary hearing March 29th.

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