Kehinde Omosebi, 49, and Titilayo Omosebi, 48, of Reedsburg, were charged with child neglect causing death and child neglect causing great bodily harm after their 15-year-old son died after a 40-day religious fast.
(Sauk County Jail)
A mother and a father in Wisconsin were charged on Tuesday after their 15-year-old son allegedly died during a 40-day religious fast.
Kehinde Omosebi, 49, and Titilayo Omosebi, 48, of Reedsburg, the face the cost of child neglect causing death and child neglect causing great bodily injury, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.
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On Sunday, Kehinde reportedly walked up to the Reedburg the police his son had died on Friday, Chief Timothy Becker said. Friday would be the 44th day of fasting.
Researchers who went to the Omosebi house reportedly had to force their way in, as the door is locked from the inside. No food was discovered in the house. They find it extremely emaciated and died” teen, and also found a scrawny 11-year-old child, together with his mother, Titilayo, who was also malnourished, according to the report.
The father, Kehinde, told the authorities that the family began the fast on July 19, and that he is a “religious minister connected with the Cornerstone of Reformation Ministries,” believed by police to have been made.
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The mother and the 11-year-old was transported to a hospital. The mother reportedly refused medical treatment for religious reasons, and was taken to the Sauk County Jail.
The child remains in custody of the Children’s Hospital in Madison, while, according to Becker, the parents are eating while in prison.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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