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Child cruelty added to duo's pending manslaughter charge

CHARGE ADDED: A Hazeldean man and a Caboolture woman have been charged with child cruelty.
CHARGE ADDED: A Hazeldean man and a Caboolture woman have been charged with child cruelty. Ayesha Wilson

A MAN and woman already charged with manslaughter over the death of a one-year-old in June 2016 have had child cruelty added to their list of charges.

It is alleged that between 23 December 2015 and 13 February 2016, a 36-year-old Hazeldean man and a 27-year-old Caboolture woman failed to provide adequate medical assistance to a one-year-old child.

The man and the woman were previously charged in July 2016 with one count each of manslaughter as a result of the one-year-old child passing away at Caboolture on June 11.

Both the man and the woman have been charged with one count each of cruelty to children and are scheduled to appear in the Caboolture Magistrates Court on February 6.

Queensland Police are yet to confirm the identity of the pair.

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