Parents charged after 2-year-old girl died outside in cold appear in court

AKRON, Ohio-- The parents charged after their 2-year-old daughter died outside in the cold were arraigned Friday afternoon.

Tierra M. Williams, 22, and Dariaun D. Parker, 24, are charged with felony child endangering.

The judge ordered both to report to the Summit County Jail to be photographed and fingerprinted. Their next court appearances are set for Monday morning.

According to the judge, Williams and Parker have been cooperating with the investigation.

Officers were called to a home on Doty Drive in Akron on February for an unresponsive toddler. Williams found her daughter, Wynter Parker, outside the in cold.

The girl was taken to Akron Children's Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office said Wynter suffered severe hypothermia.

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