A six-week-old baby who police say was starved to death weighed 5lb when he died - a pound less than when he was born.
Phillip Thomas Leon Compton, 31, and Jessica Alice Cook, 33, have been charged with abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death after Kanaan Leon Compton was rushed to hospital with breathing difficulty.
Medics noted the tot appeared malnourished but were sadly unable to save him last February.
Police reports now say Compton told investigators he believed his son was fine “due to him and Ms Cook both being very skinny."
But cops claim the dad admitted his son had not had a bowel movement in more than five days.
An autopsy later found the baby died of malnutrition and probable dehydration.