- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Harrisburg couple is accused of homicide in the death of their 5-month-old daughter after an autopsy found she died of malnutrition, starvation and dehydration.

Pennlive.com reported (https://bit.ly/1ANjLAy ) that 32-year-old Leviticus Hardy and 28-year-old Dionne Bishop were arrested Thursday on charges they were responsible for Lakia Hardy’s death on May 8.

The girl was just 5 pounds when she died.

Authorities say her twin sister also showed signs of similar abuse. She was taken from the home and spent five days at Hershey Medical Center.

Police say the parents didn’t take Lakia to scheduled medical appointments.

Bishop’s court docket doesn’t list a defense lawyer, and information about Hardy’s case wasn’t immediately available online.


Information from: Pennlive.com, https://www.pennlive.com

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