Reno Couple Accused of Starving Children

A Reno couple was arrested on child abuse charges after doctors at a hospital found their infant daughter and 2-year-old son were severely malnourished and called police.

Police says hospital staff had to shave the head of the 11-month old girl because he hair was matted with cat urine.

Her older brother had to be treated for starvation and a genital infection.

Iana and Michael Straw were booked into Washoe County Jail on child-abuse charges Monday afternoon.

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