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Charges loom in Philly tot's starvation death
AP ^ | 9/10/2013

Posted on 09/10/2013 3:39:15 AM PDT by markomalley

Criminal charges could come soon in the starvation death of a disabled 3-year-old Philadelphia girl who died weighing just 11 pounds.

Both parents were taken into custody after Nathalyz Rivera was found unresponsive Monday at the family's squalid home. The girl's death was later ruled a homicide. Her twin and three other siblings are now in protective custody.

The girl "had not seen a doctor in over a year, even with all the severe disabilities," said Homicide Capt. James Clark, who did not disclose the child's specific health problems.

Carlos Rivera, 30, and his wife were being held for questioning Monday, and police expected to file charges after further discussions with the medical examiner and prosecutors. The parents could be charged as early as Tuesday.

The case echoes the 2006 starvation death of another disabled Philadelphia girl, Danieal Kelly, who died weighing 42 pounds at age 14. Her mother is in prison for third-degree murder, while her father was convicted of felony neglect.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Pennsylvania

1 posted on 09/10/2013 3:39:15 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Hell is too good for people like this...even though that’s the only place to put them!

2 posted on 09/10/2013 4:33:13 AM PDT by BCW (The War in Iraq -
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