Lydia Wright -Pennsylvania parents starve 23-month-old toddler to death.
Lydia WrightÂ Death by Parents. A Pennsylvania couple who brought their unconscious 23-month-old daughter to the hospital in February claiming she was sick were charged with murder on Thursday after an autopsy revealed the toddler allegedly starved to death, PEOPLE confirms.
Details on Lyndia Death.
According to the criminal complaint obtained by PEOPLE, when parents Andrea Dusha and Michael Wright brought their daughter, Lydia Wright, to the hospital, they allegedly told doctors Lydia had been drinking â€œa mixture of water, Gatorade and pedialyte from a sippie cupâ€ when her eyes â€œrolled into the back of her head, foam began to emit from her nose and mouth, and Toddler quit breathing.â€
Doctors attempted to revive Lydia but were unsuccessful.
An autopsy conducted on Lyndia the following day determined the cause of death was homicide as a result of malnutrition and dehydration, the complaint states. The medical examiner reported that Wright weighed 10 pounds; the average toddler weighs between 20 and 25 pounds, according to authorities.
During their investigation, police searched the home of Dusha and Wright and allegedly discovered â€œdeplorable conditions.â€ Rooms were allegedly cluttered with objects, making it hard to walk through, and there was allegedly no running water or sewage system.
According to the complaint. The family allegedly urinated in empty soda and juice bottles and disposed garbage in plastic bags kept on the floor. Police allegedly discovered a high chair covered in excrement and a grocery bag filled with used tampons, the complaint states.
The condition of the home was allegedly â€œunsuitable for children to be living in,â€ the complaint states.
The coupleâ€™s two other young children are currently with child protective services, Fayette County District Attorney Richard Bower tells PEOPLE. Dusha and Wright have not yet entered a plea.