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They ate steak while 6-year-old son starved to death. Now Jerseyville parents are headed to jail.

Jan 17, 2019 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)

JERSEYVILLE - Six years old. 17 pounds. Protruding ribs and hip bones. Dressed in Halloween-themed pajamas meant for a 24-month-old.

That's how Jerseyville Deputy Police Chief Scott Woelfel described the body of Liam Roberts when officers found him lying in a hospital bed at the Jersey County Hospital in November 2017. Woelfel spoke Wednesday to a courtroom packed with about 50 people eager to learn how Judge Eric Pistorius would sentence Liam's father and stepmother, who pleaded guilty to...