- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - A former suburban Cleveland couple accused of failing to seek medical care for their 12-year-old daughter before she died have been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

Forty-two-year-old Randy Jones and his 45-year-old wife, Carissa, also were convicted of permitting child abuse and child endangering charges in the 2013 death of Tia Ann Jones.

The girl died of pneumonia and an infection caused by an abscess. The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County medical examiner’s office ruled it a homicide.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group (https://bit.ly/1AgKNQl ) reports prosecutors argued at trial that the former Richmond Heights couple ignored their daughter’s special needs, which included autism and attention deficit disorder.

Their attorneys didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment. Sentencing is scheduled next month.


Information from: Northeast Ohio Media Group, https://www.cleveland.com

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