Parents accused of starving special needs son
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A Livingston couple is facing criminal charges after authorities say they've severely neglected their 11-year-old son.
Nathaniel Johnson suffers from Trisomy-13, is bed-ridden and weighs only 30 pounds. Police believe his parents starve him and physically neglect him.
After living in a small apartment, police tell us the parents moved the child to a cabin which had no electricity or running water.
Children's Protective Services spokesperson Gwen Carter says CPS took custody of the boy and his siblings in June 2012. After a year, the parents had fulfilled requirements the children were returned to their home.
Elijah Johnson, 58, and Susan Johnson, 51, the boy's parents, now face charges of injury to child by omission.
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