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Milton couple charged in murder

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MILTON, Ga. -

A Milton couple has been accused of the unthinkable. Police said parents Shaun Jewell and Altair Murphy Hubbard killed their own child by neglecting her. The two have been charged with felony murder and cruelty to children.

Milton Police Department Captain Shawn McCarty said paramedics and police responded to the home in October because the couple's daughter was having trouble breathing. She later died at the hospital. Charges were filed after a lengthy investigation.

Fulton County medical examiners said the autopsy showed dehydration, failure to thrive and a weight of only 15.2 pounds - well below a healthy weight for a 1-year-old.

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