Parents Charged After Child Dies from Cold-Like Symptoms

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RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio– A 12-year-old girl died from ‘cold-like’ symptoms back in February, according to Richmond Heights police, but months later, authorities are focusing on the girl’s parents in connection with her death.

Randy Jones, 41, and Carissa Jones, 44, were indicted by a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury on November 27.

The Knollwood Trail couple is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter, endangering children, and permitting child abuse.

“It saddens me because I love children. I would never let a cut or infection ever be untreated,” said Stachie Campbell, a neighbor.

Richmond Heights authorities tell FOX 8 the girl had a wound that went untreated for weeks and developed into pneumonia.

“It’s like so sad. I’m really hurt by that especially when someone lives right across the street from me,” Campbell said.“You don’t have a child stay there and just suffer like that,” she went on.

The Jones’ are scheduled to be arraigned on December 13.

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