Two parents in Phoenix never took their malnourished baby to the doctor because of religious beliefs, and that 15-month-old has since died.
An ambulance was called to the little girl’s home on Wednesday after she stopped breathing. She was taken to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and later died.
The 15-month-old only weighed nine pounds and had numerous fractures on her ribs. Her parents, Ernest Ingram and Denise Snow-Ingram, admitted that they never took their daughter to the doctor and were arrested for child abuse.
“We did detain the two parents, sole caregivers of the child, and they have indicated they thought she was developmentally slow,” Phoenix Police Sgt. Trent Crump said.
The couple has six other children, who were all taken away from the home and turned over to Child Protective Services.
When they appeared in court, Denise said that she and her husband never harmed any of their children.
“We have never committed a felony, any type of anything as far as criminal activity before, and also we need the opportunity to be able to co