Saturday, March 4, 2006
A Carson City, Nevada grandmother, mother, and the mother’s boyfriend, were charged this week with felony child abuse and child neglect. The grandmother allegedly starved and imprisoned a brother and sister over the past five years while they lived in her apartment. The mother and boyfriend allegedly did nothing to prevent the abuse. It is reported that the children have suffered irreversible health problems as a result of the deprivation. It is also reported that the boy's legs and feet were deformed due to the prolonged confinement in a bathroom in the family's apartment, and the girl was scarred from beatings she said her grandmother gave her. Source: Brendan Riley, AP, Las Vegas Sun, lasvegassun.com. For the complete story, please click here (last visited March 4, 2006, reo).