Parents, grandma accused of starving child to near death

June 27, 2014

photo grouping chlid abuseA three-year-old child, removed from his home in January, has been kept safe for months after his parents and grandmother allegedly nearly starved him to death. The child has since turned four years old and those allegedly responsible for his near-death starvation are now behind bars.

James M. Abner, 31, Jessica Schneider, 32, and Sherry King, 54, are all charged with criminal abuse.

On a tip, police investigated the family that lived on Abner Lane in Knox County, and found the child so malnourished that he was immediately flown to the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington. There, he spent 20 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

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