孩子死在她位于 Rangeville 的家中, in southern Queensland, 在一月 7 after allegedly being “denied medical treatment for a period of approximately six days,” 根据州警方的说法.
Emergency services were not contacted until about 5:30 下午. 在一月 8, the day after her death, 据警察.
It brings the total number of suspects charged with murder in the case to 14.
The girl’s parents — a 47-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man — were charged in January with “谋杀, torture and fail to comply with necessities of life,” according to Queensland police. Their most recent court appearance was in June.
Police allege that all 12 newly charged with murder were present during the period leading up to the girl’s death, and failed to seek medical assistance despite being aware she had an underlying health condition.
的 14 嫌疑犯, 年龄不等 19 至 65 岁, “made the choice to deny this young girl her right to medical care,” Regional Acting Superintendent Garry Watts said in the statement.
He added that the charges were the culmination of an “前所未有的” six-month police investigation.
The accused have been held in custody and are due to appear in court on July 6.