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Two East Texas teens indicted for death of their 8 week old infant

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Dequisha Jackson Dequisha Jackson
Isaiah Tolliver Isaiah Tolliver
LUFKIN - HOUSTON, Tx. (KYTX) -

Two East Texas teens arrested for the death of their 8 week-old baby, have been indicted.

An Angelina Grand Jury indicted the two Houston area teens on murder charges in connection with the October death of their "severely emaciated" infant. According to an arrest affidavit, the two-month old was severely malnourished and weighed 5.6 pounds when he died.

Isaiah Tolliver, 19, and Dequisha Jackson, 18, were indicted for First Degree Murder for "recklessly causing the death of their son, Imauri, by providing inadequate nutrition, fluids and/or medical care."

It will be up to the District Attorney's Office to pursue one of the following three charges for trial: murder, injury to a child or child endangerment.

Tolliver and Jackson are being held in the Angelina County Jail.

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