Woman faces more counts in case of severely malnourished boy
Mar. 21, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The mother of a 12-year-old Utah boy who was found severely malnourished early this year is facing two additional counts.
The Spectrum newspaper in St. George (http://bit.ly/2n4j4OH ) reports the 36-year-old Toquerville woman is facing two more counts of aggravated intentional child abuse.
The Associated Press is not naming the woman to avoid identifying the boy. Defense attorney Edward Flint says he will file an objection to the amended charges.
The boy weighed just 30 pounds when he was found in January in a feces-strewn bathroom with one blanket, a few empty cans of beans and a camera.
Deputy County Attorney Angie Reddish-Day says the new counts stem from the boy's protracted loss of use of his limbs, as well as developmental and intellectual delays he suffered while "in captivity."