Area Parents Charged With Unlawful Neglect

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By Eric Weisfeld

Richland County. (WOLO)-Two local parents are charged with neglect after authorities say they admitted to giving their two-and-a-half month old baby only water for five days.
The accused, Ashley Cheatham and Samuel Green say they didn't have the money to buy milk and food for their baby.
According to an incident report the couple took the baby to the emergency room when it began having seizures.
While they admitted they knew it was dangerous and potentially deadly, according to the report... the parents say they didn't have money for food and instead gave the baby water.
Tonight, the baby is under the care of The Richland County Department Of Social Services.

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