TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — An Elfrida couple accused of leaving their child home alone shortly after Thanksgiving have both pleaded guilty.
Cochise County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the family's home for a welfare check on Dec. 12, 2021.
They found an 11-year-old child home alone.
Investigators say they learned the mother Melissa Louise Green left the home shortly before Thanksgiving to go out of state. The child's father, Bobby Jo Green, left shortly afterwards.
The child told authorities child ate frozen food and had skipped school for two weeks.
Both pled guilty last month.
They are facing probation, fines and must comply with Department of Child Safety directives moving ward.
Their sentencing is scheduled on Friday, April 29 in the Cochise County Superior Court.
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