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Indiana couple charged with neglect in death of 5-year-old

March 8, 2017

Authorities say a western Indiana couple failed to provide adequate nutrition and follow-up medical care for their disabled 5-year-old daughter who died last year.

The Terre Haute Tribune-Star reports 36-year-old Brian Moseman and 33-year-old Tiffany Daugherty were arrested Tuesday on charges including neglect of a dependent resulting in death. The child identified in court records as "A.M." died Jan. 21, 2016.

It wasn't immediately known whether they had lawyers. They're jailed on $75,000 bond each. WTHI-TV reported they were due in Vigo County court Wednesday.

Documents say a forensic pathologist told investigators shortly after the death there were no signs of physical abuse, but the girl had microcephaly, seizures and other issues. A final report on the death listed pneumonia and malnutrition as indications of medical neglect.
 

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