Murder Charges For Parents Of Girl, 3, Allegedly Starved

Murder Charges For Parents Of Girl, 3, Allegedly Starved

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Carmen Rivera, 27, (left) and Carlos Rivera, 30, (right) face charges that include third-degree murder in the death of their 3-year-old daughter, police say (Courtesy: Philadelphia Police Dept.) Carmen Rivera, 27, (left) and Carlos Rivera, 30, (right) face charges that include third-degree murder in the death of their 3-year-old daughter, police say (Courtesy: Philadelphia Police Dept.)
Police say little Nathalyz Rivera weighed only 11 pounds at the time of her death. Police say little Nathalyz Rivera weighed only 11 pounds at the time of her death.
PHILADELPHIA -

Murder charges were filed Tuesday morning against the parents of a 3-year-old girl who died of starvation in West Oak Lane.

Police say little Nathalyz Rivera weighed only 11 pounds.

Her father, 30-year-old Carlos Rivera, found his special-needs daughter unconscious inside their home around midnight on Monday.

Police say he called the child's mother, not 911.

The mother, 27-year-old Carmen Rivera, took Nathalyz to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead early Monday.

The parents face third-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child charges. The homicide charges relate to the 3-year-old daughter's death. The other counts are for the other children living in the home, FOX 29 News has learned.

The parents had yet to be arraigned early Tuesday morning.

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