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2 Missouri women charged with starving young girl

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By Eric Lorenz By Eric Lorenz
Beth A. Williams, 26, has been charged with first-degree child endangerment after a 3-year-old child under her care was found to be extremely malnourished. By KMOV Beth A. Williams, 26, has been charged with first-degree child endangerment after a 3-year-old child under her care was found to be extremely malnourished. By KMOV
Christina M. Haidle, 27, has been charged with first-degree child endangerment after a 3-year-old child under her care was found to be extremely malnourished. By KMOV Christina M. Haidle, 27, has been charged with first-degree child endangerment after a 3-year-old child under her care was found to be extremely malnourished. By KMOV

JOPLIN, Mo.-- Two Joplin women are charged with child endangerment after one of the women's 3-year-old daughter was hospitalized weighing only 12 pounds.
  
Jasper County authorities charged Beth A. Williams, 26, and her roommate,  Christina M. Haidle, 27, with first-degree child endangerment.
  
Williams took her daughter to the hospital on July 1.
  
The Joplin Globe reports a probable cause statement says the girl had a body temperature too low to register and a pulse so faint that CPR was performed at the hospital.
  
Doctors at a Springfield hospital said the girl was suffering from chronic malnutrition. She is currently with a foster family.
  
The two women are each being held on $500,000 bond.
  
Court records do not indicate that the women have attorneys.
 

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