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Two California parents imprisoned for second-degree murder of disabled child died of starvation

California: In the death of their inherited disabled son Karreon Franks, two parents from Vancouver, Washington, were booked in California on accusations of second-degree murder and homicide by maltreatment on Friday.

The parents, Jesse Franks and Felicia Adams-Franks, allegedly went to the casino just hours after Karreon died in November, according to the Oregonian.

According to the Oregonian, Karreon and his two younger siblings, both adopted, were terribly abandoned and malnourished by their adoptive parents.

On November 27, Adams-Franks transported Karreon to a Washington hospital, where he expired 14 minutes later. As per the Oregonian, the cause of death was first determined to be pneumonia, but funeral service employees later had “concerns about his look,” leading authorities to inspect.

Karreon, who was 15, died of malnutrition, according to a medical examiner in April of this year.

The parents allegedly ignored their three children for years, as per court records collected by the Oregonian. According to the source, they deprived kids of nutrition and mistreated them.

As per court documents obtained by the Oregonian, Karreon was autistic, blind, and nonverbal, and a social worker described him as a “walking skeleton” during an inspection of the family home a week before his death.

The original mother of the children, the kid’s aunt, allegedly informed Washington state child welfare services about the children’s living conditions with her sister. According to the Oregonian, she said her sister had purposefully restricted food from Karreon and his two siblings.

The parents went to a casino just hours after Karreon passed in November. The two lost nearly $280,000 in their lifetime gaming, as per police data obtained by the Oregonian.

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