Two Oklahoma parents have been charged with child neglect after bringing their 9-month old twins into an urgent care facility. Nurses who treated the two infants said the neglect was the worst they’d ever seen, describing the children as looking like a “skeleton,” and suffering from malnourishment, bedsores and diaper rash. One nurse said they found a maggot crawling out of a wound on one of the twins, and feces in the other’s ear.
Aislyn Miller and Kevin Fowler of Owasso, Oklahoma said they hadn’t taken their children to the doctor since being born because they don’t have insurance. The babies were two weeks premature. Miller reportedly told police she knew the children had issues. After taking them to the urgent care facility, and doctors and nurses seeing their dire condition, police were called.
When police went to Miller and Fowler’s house, they found two older children living in squalor. Owasso Deputy Chief Jason Woodruff said the residence was filled with “A lot of clutter and animal feces and things like that inside the house.” All four children are now in the care of child protective custody. Miller and Fowler are currently out on bail.
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