Parents charged in suspected starvation death of 2-month-old

Staff Writer

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis woman has been sentenced to seven years behind bars in the 2017 starvation death of her 2-month-old daughter.
    Court records say 28-year-old Janet Ringer was given her punishment Tuesday after pleading guilty in an agreement with prosecutors to one count of neglect. Ringer and the baby's father William Moss, were charged last year with neglect of a dependent resulting in death. Moss is scheduled for trial in May.
    Coroners determined Ruth Ringer died Aug. 21, 2017, from malnutrition and dehydration.
    The Indianapolis Star reports the Indiana Department of Child Services faced scrutiny after the child's death, which occurred hours after four child welfare workers visited the infant's home. At least one of them expressed concern about the child's well-being but didn't report it to authorities.
 

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