Oklahoma mother accused of starving, forcing children to eat dog feces

Posted at 6:08 AM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 08:08:36-04

An Oklahoma mother faces charges after authorities said she starved her two young children and made them eat dog feces.

Mary Elizabeth Moore, 34, remains in custody on a $100,000 bond. She has been charged with two counts of felony child neglect after her children, ages 3 and 5, were rushed to the hospital and weighing just 18 and 26 pounds.

According to court documents, the children were so malnourished that hospital staff placed them on a “special diet” and applied “nasal feeding tubes.”

“This is definitely an extreme case of child neglect, one of the worst that I’ve seen,” said Delaware County Undersheriff Tracy Shaw.