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Three-Month-Old Baby Dies Weighing 3 Lbs. — Parents Charged With Murder

Tue, June 5, 2012 10:06am EDT by 8 Comments
Baby Dies Weighing 3 Pounds

Two Oklahoma City parents have been charged with second-degree murder after their three-month-old baby died weighing only THREE pounds.

Alysha Marie Anderson, 19, and Miguel Antonio Soto, 20, were arrested for severely neglecting their once healthy baby girl, Nicole, who weighed half of what she did at birth.

Doctors from the Southwest Medical Center had informed the police of the underweight baby, informing the authorities that little Nicole had been a victim of severe neglect.

“They said the child was so thin you could actually see her ribs through her skin,” said Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow in a Daily Mail report. The baby was healthy at birth, weighing 6 lbs., 8 oz., said doctors.

The baby was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Oklahoma City Police initially charged the pair three counts of neglect then with second-degree murder on June 5.

— Lorraine Chow

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