FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An autopsy report for a 6-year-old Flagstaff boy who police say was locked in a closet and deprived of food shows he died of starvation.
The boy's parents and his grandmother have been charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and child abuse in his death.
They have pleaded not guilty.
The autopsy report noted that Deshaun Martinez was in a non-life-sustaining state of starvation.
He weighed 18 pounds when he was found unresponsive in early March, well-below average for his age.
The medical examiner noted that Deshaun had a skeletal appearance with skin stretched over his bones and almost no body fat.