OH - Mother and grandmother charged for starving 3 young children nearly to death - Sep 20th, 2023


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A mother and great-grandmother in Ohio face various criminal charges after allegedly starving three young children nearly to death.

Hannah Johnson, 26, stands accused of six counts of endangering children and three counts of kidnapping; Dianna Johnson, 72, stands accused of three counts of endangering children, according to Hamilton County court records reviewed by Law&Crime.

The two women were arrested at a residence on Halsey Avenue in the Sedamsville neighborhood of Cincinnati – a small but historically significant community located among the western reaches of the city along the Ohio River — earlier this month.

The underlying incidents began in April 2016, court documents allege. Several alleged incidents occurred again in June 2017, April 2019, and June of this year. Both defendants were indicted on Sept. 7. Hannah Johnson was arrested a week later, according to court records. Her paternal grandmother was arrested the next day.

The results of the allegedly combined neglect and starvation regime at the house on Halsey were the “near-fatalities” of children aged 4, 6, and 7, the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office said in comments reported by Newport, Kentucky-based Fox affiliate WXIX – which serves the broader Cincinnati metropolitan area.
Those are some horrifying allegations. Bless the grandmother who took the children for medical care. Note: she's a different person from their great-grandmother, who was charged with crimes.

There is a lot to unpack from the one article. I'll be following.
The results of the allegedly combined neglect and starvation regime at the house on Halsey were the “near-fatalities” of children aged 4, 6, and 7,
The children’s grandmother immediately took stock of the state the trio were in, WXIX reports, citing the prosecutor’s office. So, she drove them straight to a hospital. There, medical staff determined the children were severely malnourished. The children will need to spend months in the hospital to recuperate, according to law enforcement.

According to the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office,
each child weighed less than 30 pounds.
Mother and great-grandmother accused of starving 3 children nearly to death in Ohio

A judge set Hannah’s bond at $25,000.

If she makes bail, she won’t be allowed to have contact with her children.

Court records show Dianna’s bond hasn’t been set yet.
Mother, great-grandmother accused of child abuse jailed

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