Couple guilty of delay in medical help for child

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A couple who delayed getting a child medical treatment must serve time in federal prison and pay more than $32,000 in restitution.

Court documents show that Terri Covey, 41, of Rapid City and Gilbert Young, 43, who lives in Nebraska, lived together on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in 2013 when a child under the age of 7 suffered a brain injury.

While in Young’s care, the child suffered a severe seizure. Young witnessed the seizure but did not call 911. When informed of the seizure, Covey did not immediately get the child help.

The Rapid City Journal reports  that Chief U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken sentenced Young to three years in custody and Covey to one year.


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