Kansas police have arrested a couple and accused them of a litany of crimes, including attempted murder, after their 2-year-old son was admitted to a local hospital and nearly died, according to KSN.
Mother Kiala Pollman, 26, and stepfather Elias Allen, 31, face possible charges of attempted second-degree murder and abuse of child. Their son, who has needed special care and feeding since birth, was in such foul condition that police immediately began an investigation into the pair as soon as he was admitted to Children’s Mercy Hospital.
The 2-year-old was suffering from extreme malnourishment and dehydration, among other ailments, authorities have noted. It is alleged that the child was not cared for properly and medical care was neglected for the child by the parents. Hospital staff notified authorities of the boy’s condition on September 9, 2016, after he was admitted, police say. The investigation led to an arrest last week.
The boy has since been released from the Kansas hospital but police say he required “extensive medical treatment” in order to survive his harrowing ordeal, as reported by The Wichita Eagle. The various procedures were a success, though authorities have not detailed the exact nature of the medical treatments that were needed.
As of Tuesday, both Pollman and Allen remain behind bars and are being held in lieu of $100,000 bond, a corporal at the jail said. Luckily, the 2-year-old has found a foster home where he can recover in peace, according to Garden City police. It is unknown if the pair has obtained legal counsel.
[Featured Image: Finney County Jail]