Natalie Finn, 16, starved to death in her own feces due to her adoptive parents. pic.twitter.com/hmZPFzxNmO CPS visited the house previously and did nothing.
They are currently awaiting trial this October. Both parents are currently in jail after being arrested last December.
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Their parents — Nicole Finn, 42, and Joseph Finn, 46 — were subsequently arrested and charged.
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Cops said Nicole controlled her adopted children’s food intake in order to control their behaviour.
The teen’s death sparked debate from Iowa legislators, who wondered whether staff reductions at the state’s Department of Human Services has affected the safety of children.
(ScreenGrab) Natalie Finn.
Nicole was charged with first degree murder along with other felonies related to the treatment of the other two children, while Joseph faces kidnapping, neglect or abandonment and child endangerment charges.
24, 2016 in a room with no beds and boarded up windows to keep them from escaping to panhandle for food at a convenience store down the street, according to KCCI. The three youths were found on Oct.
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A look into West Des Moines teen Natalie Finn’s life before her demise revealed the abhorrent conditions she lived in.
An Iowa teen was found lying on the floor in her own waste before she died, according to recently unsealed court documents.
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The Des Moines Register reported the 16-year-old died of malnutrition while her siblings — a 15-year-old brother and a 14-year-old sister — were found underweight and suffering from bedsore after a neighbour alerted police.
Many animals roamed freely, including well over a dozen kittens and cats and that there were numerous kennels with dogs scattered inside the residence." The documents obtained by KCCI, which included search warrants of the Finn home, stated there was a “heavy smell of human and animal waste about the house.
"What happened to not only Natalie but her siblings was preventable," West Des Moines state senator Matt McCoy said.