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Phoenix couple accused of refusing to feed a baby

PHOENIX — A Phoenix couple is accused of abuse for allegedly refusing to
feed a baby for three weeks.

Police arrested 27-year-old Veronica Marie Diaz and her 32-year-old boyfriend
Ryan Adam Morris on Monday. They’re both being held on suspicion of child or
vulnerable adult abuse.

At their initial court appearances Tuesday, bond was set at $150,000 for Diaz
and $10,000 for Morris. Neither has a lawyer yet.

Court records show the 9-month-old child weighed about 7 pounds when it was
taken to a hospital Sunday.

Diaz told police she ran out of baby formula March 1 and had been giving the
baby bottled water during the day and some milk at night.

Morris told police that he was unable to buy more baby formula because he had
to pay other bills.


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