By The Associated Press
VANCOUVER, Wash. — The trial has started for parents accused of starving a boy to death nearly three years ago in Washington state.
Prosecutors in opening statements this week said 15-year-old Karreon Franks weighed 61 pounds when he died from starvation and neglect, The Columbian reported.
Felicia Adams, 54, and Jesse Franks, 58, are charged with domestic violence, homicide by abuse and second-degree murder in Karreon’s death in November 2020. They are also charged with two counts of second-degree criminal mistreatment of Karreon’s two younger brothers.
Adams is the children’s aunt. She adopted them in 2012 in California, and after that she moved with them and Franks to Vancouver, according to prosecutors.