• Police: Kentucky woman's children malnourished, 18-month-old couldn't walk

    By: Ann Smajstrla, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    A Kentucky woman is accused of not providing adequate care to her children, causing them to be malnourished and underweight.

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    Hopkinsville police arrested 22-year-old Ashli Cussins on a warrant after they said she failed to provide immunizations, medical care or nutrition to her 6-month-old daughter, WHVO-FM reported. Police said the child was emaciated and had only gained 6 ounces since she was born.

    Cussins’ 18-month-old daughter was also underweight and couldn’t walk, police said.

    Cussins is facing two charges of first-degree criminal abuse, WZTV-TV reported.

    Both children were removed from Cussins’ care. Both have gained weight, and the older child can now walk, police said.

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