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Parents Charged With Manslaughter in Baby's Starvation

Couple most recently lived in Bolingbrook.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
By Amie Schaenzer 

The parents of 7-month-old Mya G. Edwards, who was reported dead in a Barrington apartment in January, have been charge with felony child endangerment and involuntary manslaughter and are expected to appear in bond court Saturday, according to the Daily Herald. 

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office determined Markisha Jones, 19, and Gene Edwards, 22, who were most recently living in Bolingbrook, caused Mya's death through malnutrition from starvation, according to the article. 

The Daily Herald reports Mya's twin sister, Mia, was also neglected and as of March, was under the care of a foster homethough her parents did have supervision rights at that time. 

Read more on the Daily Herald.  
Melanie Shag May 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Twins? and only one baby taken in protective custody? Everyone better get it that raising a child in today's day and age, you have to make a lot, I mean a lot of money. We need to start teaching our kids this fact and put more government money in to family planning and education. Where is their families? did this young couple have a support system? Very sad.
Melanie Shag May 18, 2014 at 10:04 AM
Further, I only work in Bolingbrook but if I lived here I would be fed up with this newspaper always referencing crimes committed elsewhere to a previous resident who has moved. The only reason to post previous resident if the parties other twin child was taken by Will county...other than that, tying in previous address is not necessary.
Momof3 May 18, 2014 at 10:40 PM
You did read the article right? Only one is in foster care because the other one is DEAD. They starved her to death. Lock em up and toss the key.

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