MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee
mother has pleaded not guilty to child neglect charges
following the death of her 42-pound (19.05-kilogram)
Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 booking photo provided by the
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, shows Iraida
Pizarro-Osorio. Pizarro-Osorio is facing child
neglect charges following the death of her 42-pound
Prosecutors say 16-year-old
Hector Pizarro died Sept. 4 at a Milwaukee medical clinic
where his mother, Iraida Pizarro-Osorio, had taken him
after he became unresponsive.
A criminal complaint said
the teen appeared extremely emaciated and that his
skeletal structure was visible underneath his skin.
A Milwaukee County court
commissioner Wednesday found probable cause to hold the
mother for trial. Pizarro-Osorio told police her son had a
chromosome disorder, was epileptic and autistic and that
the condition impacted his ability to gain weight. She
said he also had the mental capacity of a small child and
never weighed more than 75 to 80 pounds (36.29 kilograms).