A Pennsylvania couple have been arrested after their 23-month-old girlâ€™s death was ruled a homicide.
Andrea Dusha and Michael Wright were arrested at a custody hearing concerning their other two sons, following the death of their young child on February 24th.
On that late-February day, police were called to the Uniontown Hospital on suspected child abuse. When they interviewed Andrea, she said that the baby girl had become unresponsive while being fed.
â€œDusha stated that the child was drinking a mixture of water, Gatorade and Pedialyte from a sippie cup when the childâ€™s eyes rolled back into her head, foam began to emit from the childâ€™s nose and mouth, and the child quit breathing,â€ according to the criminal complaint
An autopsy revealed the cause of death to be malnutrition and dehydration. 23-month-old Lydia Wright was determined to weigh just 10 pounds; normal being about 26 and a half pounds.
Investigators visited the home where the child had been saying. They found various bottles filled with urine, the toilet filled with feces, a grocery bag on the floor filled with used tampons, multiple bottles of pills, and a hypodermic needle were found.
“The residence was in deplorable conditions and unsuitable for children to be living in,â€ the criminal complaint continued.
The two have been charged with homicide.