Madison
59° F
Clear
Clear
Advertisement

Parents charged after child dies of pneumonia

Published On: Dec 03 2013 10:12:14 AM CST
Child dies pneumonia charges

WJW

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) -

A 12-year-old girl died from "cold-like" symptoms back in February, according to Richmond Heights police, but months later, authorities are focusing on the girl's parents in connection with her death.

Randy Jones, 41, and Carissa Jones, 44, were indicted by a Cuyahoga County grand jury on Nov. 27.

The Knollwood Trail couple is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter, endangering children and permitting child abuse.

"It saddens me because I love children. I would never let a cut or infection ever be untreated," said Stachie Campbell, a neighbor.

Richmond Heights authorities told WJW the girl had a wound that went untreated for weeks and developed into pneumonia.

"It's, like, so sad. I'm really hurt by that, especially when someone lives right across the street from me," Campbell said.

"You don't have a child stay there and just suffer like that," she went on.

The couple is scheduled to be arraigned on Dec. 13.

Advertisement
  • Mark Palma

    PHOTOS: House explosion in Fitchburg

    Officials said a 57-year-old man was injured in a house explosion on Cheryl Drive in Fitchburg Thursday night.

  • PHOTOS: DOT shows off new way to build, repair bridges

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation officials showed off a better way to build and repair small bridges Thursday.

    The process involves building retaining walls on each side of the waterway. After filling in the area with gravel, precast tops are put in place. A normal bridge project would take 2 or 3 months, but the new process can cut that time down dramatically.

  • PHOTOS: K-9 teams from across Wis. train on UW campus

    MADISON, Wis. -- University of Wisconsin-Madison police hosted a statewide explosives training day for K-9 teams Thursday on campus.

    UWPD spokesman Marc Lovicott said Thursday's training involved multiple scenarios including large load explosive detection, dark room scenarios, plus more typical game-day situations that officers and their K-9 partner routinely encounter such as distractions, loud noises and an encounter with Bucky Badger.

Advertisement