- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - The parents of a 4-month-old girl who died in Auburn have been charged with murder.

The Seattle Times reports (https://bit.ly/2923YRQ ) King County prosecutors filed the second-degree murder charges against the 24-year-old mother and 34-year-old father Tuesday.

Charging papers say the mother had called 911 on June 23 after trying to resuscitate the baby by blowing into her mouth and pouring water on her. Authorities responded and pronounced the girl dead at the scene.

Prosecutors say the parents had neglected and abused the child, which led to her death.

Police say an autopsy by the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the baby was extremely malnourished.

The couple will be arraigned on the charges on July 11.

They remain in custody and are both being held on $1 million bail.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com

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