Florida Vegan Couple Accused of Child Neglect After Baby Nearly Starves

Melonie Holt, November 15, 2019, WFTV

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – The parents of a Titusville infant are accused of starving their son in a disturbing case of child neglect.

Investigators said the couple’s 5-month-old weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces after weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces at birth.

The baby is in a hospital and the child’s parents are in the Brevard County Jail.

This baby’s father seemed to question the accuracy of the child’s medical reports.

The investigator who was contacted by the Department of Children and Families on Wednesday said the baby was clearly malnourished.

His ribs were visible, his eyes sunken and the priority was getting the child medical attention.

His parents are charged with neglect with great harm and could face additional charges.

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One thought on “Florida Vegan Couple Accused of Child Neglect After Baby Nearly Starves

  1. We can only hope medical intervention is in time. Baby’s brains are at their fastest growth at this time. Lack of proper nutrients can mean mental disability for the rest of his life. Child should be taken away & placed for adoption.

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