DENVER (AP) — A Denver couple accused of starving their four young sons and keeping them in a filthy apartment strewn with cat feces, urine and flies have been advised of felony child abuse charges against them.
The boys are 2, 4, 5 and 6. Documents say all four have been placed in protective care and have undergone hospital exams that found they are malnourished, not toilet trained and can only communicate in grunts.
Thirty-five-year-old Lorinda Bailey, who is free on bond, appeared in court for the first time Tuesday dressed in a black pant suit.
Her husband, 66-year-old Wayne Sperling, is in custody and sat with about a dozen other defendants behind glass. He was dressed in a yellow jail uniform.
They did not enter pleas.
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