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Irresponsible Parents Face Multiple Charges After 4-Month-Old Child Died Due to Starvation

A 4-month-old girl died due to severe starvation caused by irresponsible parents.

Infant dies due to starvation and malnutrition. (Photo: Google)

Irresponsible parents are now facing the consequences following the tragic demise of their 4-month-old daughter, which was attributed to severe starvation. The authorities have taken action to ensure accountability in this heartrending case.

Based on an article published by Law and Crime, in a filthy Louisiana trailer, irresponsible parents Angel Taylor and Chevy Lafountain were arrested for the death of their 4-month-old baby girl due to starvation and the severe neglect of their 1-year-old son. 

The irresponsible parents face charges of second-degree murder, neglect, and child abuse. Taylor called the police when her daughter stopped breathing, but deputies found the infant lifeless on a bed upon arriving at their home. 

The child had been severely malnourished, raising questions about the accuracy of the mother’s statement regarding the baby’s condition. Sheriff Mike Tregre expressed shock at the extent of the neglect and malnutrition the children had endured.

An autopsy report revealed that the infant suffered from severe malnutrition, dehydration, and starvation.

In the same household, irresponsible parents Taylor and Lafountain’s 13-month-old son also lived, enduring severe neglect akin to his now-deceased sister’s. Despite the dire circumstances, the boy found a way to eat and survive. 

The shock at this discovery was evident as Sheriff Tregre addressed the media.

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Charged with second-degree murder, both irresponsible parents Taylor and Lafountain are also facing a felony count of cruelty to juveniles with force/violence, along with a misdemeanor charge of child desertion.

According to an article published by FOX 8, the trailer that the irresponsible parents inhabited depicted a grim scene of neglect, with discarded items strewn alongside children’s toys. Tregre expressed his astonishment, comparing the care given to the children unfavorably to even that of wild animals.

The tragic circumstances were a result of a deadly combination of “drug abuse, poor parenting, and neglect to the highest level,” Tregre remarked. Despite this, neither of the irresponsible parents exhibited remorse, openly admitting to drug use and mistreatment.

Lafountain shifted blame to drug dealers, while Taylor attributed her neglect to unconsciousness. The surviving son of the irresponsible parents has been placed under the care of child protective services.

Sheriff Tregre’s poignant words underscored the situation’s heart-wrenching nature, emphasizing that some individuals would cherish a child but cannot have one. The broader issue of child maltreatment investigations was highlighted, with a recent report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, indicating over 4 million children will be involved in such cases in 2020.

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