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In 2015, the body of 7-year-old Seth Johnson was found on a mattress with vomit stains inside his parents’ Plymouth, Minnesota, home. A medical examiner determined that Seth succumbed to sepsis, which ravaged his emaciated body for several weeks after his appendix ruptured.
Last month, child neglect charges were filed against Timothy and Sarah Johnson, who adopted Seth in 2010 when he was 3. This week, the Johnsons were no-shows for a bail hearing in Minnesota’s Hennepin County. Why? Police allege they’re halfway around the world in New Zealand, where they’ve been for weeks.
Here are five things to know about the case. »
- Chris Harris
A Minnesota couple faces child neglect charges after allegedly failing to seek medical attention for their 7-year-old adopted son, who died two years ago from sepsis after having pancreatitis.
People confirms that Timothy and Sarah Johnson learned last week they would each be charged with one count of child neglect resulting in substantial bodily harm stemming from the death of Seth Johnson, the boy they adopted in 2010.
Criminal complaints against both parents allege the Plymouth couple denied Seth the medical treatment that would have saved his life, instead researching his symptoms online and diagnosing him with post-traumatic stress disorder.
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