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Criminal – Felony Child Neglect – Withholding Medication (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms a conviction of felony child neglect for a woman who knowingly withheld from her 16-year-old son all the AIDS medications prescribed by his physician, which posed a substantial risk of injury to the youth. The mother’s behavior in failing to give the son his medications regularly, which the evidence established ...