Iowa parents accused of nearly starving baby daughter to death
Marion County
Zak Herman, Stazia Kirk

via WHO:

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (WHO) -- An Iowa couple is accused of starving their infant daughter nearly to death.

Zak Herman and Stazia Kirk are charged with neglect of a dependent person.

Police say they failed to adequately feed and care for their 3-month-old daughter from October through December of last year.

According to court documents, when the child was finally taken to the emergency room, she was so dehydrated and malnourished that she was unable to produce tears and needed a feeding tube. The child also tested positive for cocaine.

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