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Parents Charged In Son's Death Waive Preliminary Hearings

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CLARK COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Patsy and Albert Christy have waived their preliminary hearings and their cases will be sent to the Clark County Grand Jury. 

Patsy and Albert are charged with murder in the death of their 20-year-old son with Down Syndrome

An autopsy indicated that their son died of pneumonia complicated by malnourishment and neglect. The autopsy determined that there was no food in his stomach. Further investigation shows that the Christy family had applied for state assistance until the child reached the age of 18. After his 18th birthday, deputies say that the family stopped applying for state benefits that would have helped provide for him.

Officials say the son weighed only 61 pounds when he died.

Their bonds remain at one million dollars. 

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