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Parents charged with child neglect in Lowndes County

The charges could be upgraded as the investigation continues.

Posted: Oct. 18, 2018 10:55 AM
Updated: Oct. 18, 2018 7:35 PM

Update 10/18/18 3:27 p.m.

A spokesman for the Columbus Air Force Base says Carissa Vaccaro is a second lieutenant assigned to the 14th Student Squadron and is currently waiting to start pilot training.

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LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Two people are accused of not providing proper medical care to their child.

Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge says on October 12, a seven-week-old infant was admitted to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, diagnosed with a broken femur bone.

The infant was then transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center the next day.

There, the infant was diagnosed with multiple injuries which were in different stages of healing.

The sheriff says the injuries were determined to have been caused by another person.

The infant’s parents, Carissa Vaccaro and Jordan Cox, both 24, are alleged to have not provided proper medical care to the child in relation to the multiple injuries discovered at UMMC, with the exception of the broken femur bone.

Both parents were charged with felony child neglect on Wednesday, October 17.

The parents’ address is listed as being on the Columbus Air Force Base.

The charges could be upgraded as the investigation continues.

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