TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Four people have been arrested following the death of 9-year-old Indiana boy with cerebral palsy who authorities say was malnourished and neglected.
The Vigo County Sheriff’s Office says it responded Tuesday to a 911 call about a child in cardiac arrest at a home near Fontanet and Cameron R. Hoopingarner was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Sheriff Greg Ewing says the child was blind and weighed less than 15 pounds. Ewing says it’s “beyond terrible.”
State police and sheriff’s officials arrested four people who live at the home, including the child’s two guardians. Charges include neglect of a dependent resulting in death.
The four are being held in the Vigo County Jail under a $250,000 bond and are scheduled to face charges Thursday afternoon in court.
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