A 22-month-old boy and 11-month-old girl were found severely malnourished and near death in the home of a Nevada couple who were so engrossed in a Dungeons and Dragons video game that they neglected to feed and care for them.
Doctors treated the boy for starvation and a genital infection. He lacked muscle development, causing him difficulty walking.
Hospital staff had to shave the girl’s head because her hair had been matted with cat urine. The 10-pound girl also had a mouth infection, dry skin and severe dehydration.
The prosecutor says the couple had food, but just chose not to give it to their kids.