(WOOD-TV) — SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Kent County couple charged with felony murder and first-degree child abuse in the starvation death of their 10-month-old daughter didn’t seek medical help partly for religious reasons, court records show.

Seth Welch and his wife, Tatiana Fusari, both 27, were formally charged Monday in Thursday’s death of Mary Anne Welch.

An autopsy determined the baby died of malnutrition and dehydration.

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