E. Ind. parents face more than murder charges

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A Richmond couple charged with murder in the starvation death of their infant son also has been charged with three counts of child neglect.

The Richmond Palladium-Item reports (http://pinews.co/VshMLA ) that a probable cause affidavit filed Wednesday says the Richmond home of 22-year-old Amy Hockett and 25-year-old Joseph Pierson was filthy and covered in feces and urine when investigators executed a search warrant in February on the night 4-month-old Khaiden Hockett died. The new counts involve their other three children, boys ages 4 and 3 and a 2-year-old girl.

A pathologist ruled the 4-month-old died of dehydration because of starvation.

No court dates have been scheduled for the new charges. The murder trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 29.

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