Five-Year-Old Girl Weighed Just 19lbs
Some people just don’t deserve to have children.
A five-year-old girl was found weighing just 19lbs – half the average weight for her age – after her mother allegedly forced her to live in a closet because she looked too much like her father.
The mother, Asusena Marie Gonzales has been charged with child abuse and neglect after allegedly starving and beating her daughter at their home in Oklahoma City.
Police said the five-year-old was severely malnourished with visible joints, very thin arms and legs, and covered in bruises.
Social workers said the 31-year-old’s other five children appeared healthy, but Gonzales allegedly targeted the little girl because she looked the most like her father, and the couple had fallen out.
- little girl was locked in closet with just a cup to urinate and defecate
- mother also allegedly withheld food
- beaten with a cord
The Gonzalez was also wanted on seven other charges, including disorderly conduct.