An Oklahoma mother has been charged with neglecting a child.
According to Tulsa World, 34-year-old Mary Elizabeth Moore was charged in Delaware County Court this month with starving her children, aged 5 and 3, and feeding them with dog feces.
Children suffer from severe malnutrition and have been subjected to a special diet with nasal probes. They are in custody.
According to an affidavit, the older child reportedly told staff at the Department of Social Services that she had eaten dog feces.
The affidavit says that Moore denied starving his children and feeding them a dog's droppings. His court-appointed lawyer, Lee Griffin, did not immediately respond to a phone call on Saturday for comments.