A child deserves better than this
A 10-year-old boy reportedly weighing only 35 pounds was taken for medical treatment after being found knocking on doors Saturday evening asking for food.
The boy’s mother, 37-year-old Kelleen Deon Murray Auguste, of the 900 block of Southwest Versailles Avenue, was arrested on a charge of felony child neglect. The state Department of Children and Families took custody of the six other minor children in the home, according to Port St. Lucie police.
The 10-year-old’s weight was less than half the normal weight of a boy his age, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control. None of the other children appeared to be malnourished, according to Port St. Lucie Police Department spokesman Robert Vega.
…He said Auguste, who is pregnant, has total of nine children.
According to Vega, around 7:30 p.m. Saturday a woman in the 900 block of Southwest Cornelia Avenue answered a knock on her door to find a young boy in a filthy, disheveled condition, with matted hair, asking for food.
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