The parents of a 16-year-old girl who died from emaciation are accused of denying her clothing, food and health care, according to court documents. Natalie Finn died in hospital on October 24 after suffering a cardiac arrest at home. Her parents were investigated after she was found to have died from emaciation.
Court documents allege that they killed Natalie “intentionally, willfully, deliberately, with premeditation and malice aforethought.” Nicole Marie Finn, 42, and Joseph Michael Finn, 45, are also accused of confining Natalie and her siblings, a 14-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy, inside their home, refusing them clean clothes, food and medical care.
Neighbours in Des Moines, Iowa had reported concern about Natalie’s welfare more than five months before her death. Both parents charges of first-degree kidnapping, neglect and child endangerment causing serious injury and Nicole Finn was also charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment causing death.