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Wisconsin mom charged with neglect after 42-pound teen son dies


Added 09-10-19 08:13:02pm EST - “A mother from Milwaukee, Wisc., is facing child neglect charges after the death of her 42-pound teen son earlier this month.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Wisconsin mom charged with neglect after 42-pound teen son dies”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A mother from Milwaukee is facing child neglect charges after the death of her 42-pound teen son earlier this month.

Hector Pizarro, 16, died on Sept. 4 at a local medical clinic where his mother, Iraida Pizarro-Osorio, took him after he became unresponsive.

A complaint filed in Milwaukee County Circuit Court said Hector appeared emaciated and that his skeletal structure was visible underneath his skin.

The mother told police her son had a chromosome disorder, was epileptic and autistic and that his condition inhibited his ability to gain weight. He had the mental capacity of a small child and had never weighed more than 75 to 80 pounds, Pizarro-Osorio said.

She told investigators that she gave him “normal” food, a liquid supplement, milk and other liquids, but his appetite began to diminish over the last two weeks.

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