UPDATE: Hearings Held for Mason County Parents

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UPDATE 7/30/2014 11:00 AM

The parents of a Mason County boy who died due to severe malnutrition appeared Tuesday before a judge.

Preliminary hearings were held for 31-year old Carla Adkins and 25-year-old Jimmy Edwards, each charged with child neglect resulting in the death of their 20-month-old son.

Adkins' hearing was waived and her bond was dropped to $100,000.

If she makes bond she will be on home confinement and must not be in contact with anyone under 18 years old.

Probable cause was found against Edwards.

The case will move on to a grand jury.

Adkins was called to testify against Edwards, but could not because she is part of the investigation as well.

A Mason County couple faces charges.

They're accused of causing their son's death.

Authorities arrested Carla Adkins of Ashton and Jimmy Edwards of the Milton area.

They are charged in the March 2013 death of their 20-month-old son.

Authorities say they used supplemental nutrition benefits to buy baby formula then returned the formula to a store for cash.

They are accused of using the cash to buy drugs.

Investigators say the toddler died from anemia from drinking cow's milk and not getting medical care.

Adkins and Edwards are charged with child neglect resulting in death.

They're in jail on $500,000 bond.

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