Pennsylvania Couple Arrested After Starving Kids To Death

By Abbie Kraft, Parent Herald December 25, 08:07 am
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Three children went through dark fate after both parents starved them to death. The reports mentioned that the couple no longer wanted their kids, thus their parents left them to starve and even occasionally beat them.

 A couple was accused of being their 3 children. Reports then cited that they beat they starve their children to death.Joshua Ross Weyant,33 and Brandi Jene Weyant,38 were arrested after reports of child abuse alerted the police. The couple faced several charges including false imprisonment, 18 counts of aggravated assault, endangering the welfare.

Pennsylvania State Police Department and Dauphin County Children and Youth Services were able to find that the couple's children aged four, five, and six were all in a grave health condition after their move to rescue the children on December 16. Penne Live highlighted that all three children were severely underweight wherein the six-year-old weighted 27.3 pounds while the five and four-year-old weighed 23 and 26 pounds respectively.

The children were also found to have cuts and bruises all over their bodies and they are filled with lice. Daily Mail mentioned that the children could have died in seven died if they were not rescued. According to the police, the parents neglected the children as they no longer wanted them so they opted to let them starve to death. Aside from starving their children, the parents would also beat and violently assaulted them at times.

"The victims were infested with lice so severe that the children screamed when the lice were physically removed from their bodies by medical personnel and investigators," police said.

This recent child abuse is not the first this year as a couple in Pennsylvania also starved their 23-month-old toddler to death in March. PEOPLE reports that Andrea Dusha and Michael Wright brought their daughter, Lydia Wright, to the hospital, where it turned out that their daughter died of malnutrition and dehydration.

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