Jan 31,2008 00:00
SACRAMENTO -- A California couple are charged with neglect for allegedly allowing their infant child to nearly starve to death.
Monica Sue Mark, 38, and Abraham David Mark, 49, of Auburn, Calif., were arrested after doctors discovered their daughter had lost one-third of her birth weight by the time she was six weeks old, The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee said Wednesday.
Police said the child, who was near death when the discovery was made last month, was taken to Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento. The infant is now near her birth weight of seven to eight pounds and is recovering, police said.p>
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