Toddler starved to death, parents charged

Andrea Elise Dusha is taken from the Uniontown Booking Center in Uniontown, Pa., Thursday, March 17, 2016, after being processed for charges of criminal homicide and endangering the welfare of a child after the death of her 23-month-old daughter Lydia Wright on Feb. 24. A Pennsylvania couple, Dusha and Michael Wright Jr. were charged Thursday with criminal homicide and endangerment charges in the death of Lydia Wright. (Kelly Tunney/Herald-Standard via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple has been jailed in the starvation death of their 23-month-old daughter, who weighed just 10 pounds when she died last month.

Twenty-six-year-old Andrea Dusha and 32-year-old Michael Wright Jr. were charged Thursday with criminal homicide and endangerment charges in the death of Lydia Wright.

Police say the toddler began foaming at the mouth and stopped breathing after she was left in a car seat for over 13 hours at the family’s squalid Uniontown home. An autopsy determined she died of dehydration and malnutrition.

Online court records didn’t list attorneys for the couple, who face a preliminary hearing March 29. They were ordered jailed without bond.

Michael Lynn Wright, left, is taken to the Uniontown Booking Center in Uniontown, Pa., to be processed following charges filed against him for criminal homicide and endangering the welfare of a child for the death of his 23-month-old daughter Lydia Wright on Feb. 24.  A Pennsylvania couple, Andrea Dusha andWright Jr. were charged Thursday, March 17, 2016, with criminal homicide and endangerment charges in the death of Lydia Wright. (Kelly Tunney/Herald-Standard via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Michael Lynn Wright, left, is taken to the Uniontown Booking Center in Uniontown, Pa., to be processed following charges filed against him for criminal homicide and endangering the welfare of a child for the death of his 23-month-old daughter Lydia Wright on Feb. 24. A Pennsylvania couple, Andrea Dusha andWright Jr. were charged Thursday, March 17, 2016, with criminal homicide and endangerment charges in the death of Lydia Wright. (Kelly Tunney/Herald-Standard via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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