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Parents Charged After Allegedly Not Seeking Medical Care For 3-Year-Old Who Died With 17-Pound Tumor
Henry Clarence Lilly and Bonnie Beth Mills-Lilly face at least four years in prison after one of seven children found in their Oklahoma camper died from cancer.
An Oklahoma couple were arrested after the death of their 3-year-old daughter, who was found with a 17-pound tumor that her parents allegedly sought no treatment for.
Henry Clarence Lilly III, 49, and Bonnie Beth Mills-Lilly, 42 both were charged with first-degree manslaughter on when they appeared in at the Comanche County District Court Friday. The pair from Lawton, Oklahoma are accused of not seeking medical treatment for theirdaughter, who had died on Jan. 3.
The Comanche County Sheriff’s Office discovered the infirmed toddler after responding to a call about a child described as “unconscious but breathing” at the Lilly camper home near Lake Lawtonka. Seven children were found at the property, with the sickest child rushed to the hospital immediately. She died shortly thereafter. A sheriff said the child was found with a 17-pound tumor..
All but one of the children have since been placed into the custody of the state's Department of Human Services, according to The Epoch Times.
Sheriff Kenny Stradley emphasized that an investigation is ongoing in a statement to KSWO, a Lawton, Oklahoma-based ABC affiliate.
“We’ve been talking to the medical examiner,” said Stradly last week. “We’re still investigating it as to why the child didn’t get treatment or stuff like that.”
The Lillys potentially face a minimum of four years in prison if found guilty on the charges, according to The Lawton Constitution. They have been released on bond but have been ordered to wear a GPS tracking devices until their next appearance in February.
[Photo: Bonnie Beth Mills-Lilly (left) and Henry Clarence Lilly III (right) via Comanche County Sheriff’s Office]