Indiana couple charged with neglect in death of 5-year-old

Indiana couple charged with neglect in death of 5-year-old. Brian Moseman (left); Tiffany Daugherty (right) (Provided Photo/Vigo County Jail)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP/WTWO) — Authorities say a western Indiana couple failed to provide adequate nutrition and follow-up medical care for their disabled 5-year-old daughter who died last year.

The Terre Haute Tribune-Star reports 36-year-old Brian Moseman and 33-year-old Tiffany Daugherty were arrested Tuesday on charges including neglect of a dependent resulting in death. The child identified in court records only as “A.M.” died Jan. 21, 2016.

Moseman faces the following charges:

  • Neglect of A Dependent Resulting in Death (A Level 1 Felony)
  • Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury (A Level 3 Felony)
  •  Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Bodily Injury (A Level 5 Felony)
  • Neglect of a Dependent (A Level 6 Felony)
  •  Neglect of a Dependent (A Level 6 Felony)

Daugherty faces the following charges:

  • Neglect of A Dependent Resulting in Death (A Level 1 Felony)
  • Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury (A Level 3 Felony)
  •  Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Bodily Injury (A Level 5 Felony)
  • Neglect of a Dependent (A Level 6 Felony)
  • Neglect of a Dependent (A Level 6 Felony)

They’re getting court-appointed lawyers and an Aug. 28 trial date was set during a Wednesday hearing. They’re jailed on $75,000 bond each.

Documents say a forensic pathologist told investigators shortly after the death there were no signs of physical abuse, but the girl had microcephaly, seizures and other issues. A final report on the death listed pneumonia and malnutrition as indications of medical neglect.

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