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A Carthage father pleaded guilty this week to felony child endangerment of an infant son with cystic fibrosis by denying the child sufficient nourishment and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Keith A. Gilbert, 47, was previously convicted of child endangerment in 2012 and received a suspended sentence.

The defendant and his wife, Amber L. Gilbert, 36, were charged in October 2017 with endangerment of their son, Dustin Gilbert, following an investigation by Carthage police and state child welfare investigators.

The couple were supposed to be phoning in weight checks of their baby to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City between June 26 and Aug. 14, 2017, when the boy was 3 and 4 months old. They failed to do so and also missed a cardiology appointment in Joplin on Aug. 11, 2017.

When they showed up with the baby Aug. 14 of that year at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, the boy was significantly under weight for his age and noticeably "unkempt," according to a probable-cause affidavit. He had weighed 8 pounds and 14 ounces at an appointment June 26 and should have been gaining about an ounce per day on his prescribed feeding, but instead had lost an ounce in a little less than two months.

In the hospital, he gained about a pound in 10 days and continued putting on weight at a healthy rate when placed in foster care, according to the affidavit. Keith Gilbert purportedly told the foster mother that they had slowed down their baby's nighttime feedings so they could sleep longer.

Amber Gilbert pleaded in February of last year to a reduced charge of misdemeanor endangerment and was placed on probation.
https://www.joplinglobe.com/news/crime_and_courts/father-sent-to-prison-in-neglecting-feedings-of-his-baby/article_c652884d-55f2-57e7-a7ac-ca6a0e564872.html
 

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.A Carthage father pleaded guilty this week to felony child endangerment of an infant son with cystic fibrosis by denying the child sufficient nourishment and was sentenced to seven years in prison.
.Amber Gilbert pleaded in February of last year to a reduced charge of misdemeanor endangerment and was placed on probation.
Such bullshit. She should have gotten more time or at least equal.
 

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Sugar Cookie

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Feb 22, 2018

The mother of a Carthage baby with cystic fibrosis pleaded guilty this week to a reduced charge in a felony child endangerment case and was placed on probation.

Amber L. Gilbert, 35, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Jasper County Circuit Court to a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of her baby by not providing him sufficient nourishment and received a one-year suspended jail sentence and one year of probation. Associate Judge Joe Hensley ordered that the defendant be required to complete a parenting class as a condition of probation.
https://www.joplinglobe.com/news/crime_and_courts/mother-takes-plea-offer-in-carthage-baby-endangerment-case/article_dc928cb7-8de2-531a-83b8-fcda84213408.html

Part of the plea should have been her surrendering her rights to the child.

The parenting class makes me think they are going to try and return the child to her in the future.
 

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They shouldn't have any living things in their care. Probably wouldn't be able to keep a goldfish alive or care if they didn't.
 

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