Parents Admit Denying Care To Ailing Son
(AP) — The parents of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who died from Hodgkin's lymphoma have pleaded guilty to denying him medical treatment. Thirty-seven-year-old Monica Hussing and 40-year-old William Robinson Sr., both of Cleveland, pleaded guilty to attempted involuntary manslaughter.
Willie Robinson collapsed at his home on March 22, 2008. Prosecutors say he had begged his parents to take him to see a doctor but was rejected. Hodgkin's lymphoma is a highly treatable cancer. Prosecutors say that while the boy was suffering, the parents claimed financial hardship but paid $87 to have a pit bull treated for fleas.
According to The Plain Dealer, each parent faces up to eight years in prison at sentencing next month.