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Ohio couple faces sentencing in son's cancer death

Ohio couple faces sentencing in 8-year-old son's cancer death after he begged to see a doctor By The Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) ' The parents of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who died from Hodgkin lymphoma after suffering for months from undiagnosed swollen glands face up to eight-year sentences on their guilty pleas.

Sentencing was set for Thursday afternoon for 37-year-old Monica Hussing and 40-year-old William Robinson Sr. of Cleveland.

Last month, they pleaded guilty to attempted involuntary manslaughter.



Their son Willie Robinson collapsed at his home in March 2008. Prosecutors say he had begged his parents to take him to see a doctor but was rejected. Hodgkin lymphoma is a highly treatable cancer.

The parents had financial problems and tried to get checkups for their children but say they couldn't afford it.


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