- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) - The parents of two young sisters arrested after the fatal shooting of their 16-year-old brother have been charged with child abuse and neglect.

Prosecutors filed charges Wednesday accusing the couple of locking their 15-year-old daughter in the same room where the girl had been sexually assaulted. The girl was given only a blanket and a bucket to use the bathroom.

The girl and her 11-year-old sister were arrested on suspicion of murder after the Jan. 5 shooting. The elder girl later was charged with burglary and received probation. No charges were filed against the younger girl.

The Associated Press is not naming family members because of the girls’ ages and the abuse allegations.

The parents are scheduled to be arraigned on April 27.

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