Oklahoma parents charged after a 3-year-old child dies with a 17-pound tumor.

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LAWTON, Okla. (AP) –

The parents of a 3-year-old Oklahoma girl who died of cancer after a tumor grew to 17 pounds (8 kilograms) were charged with first-degree murder.

The Lawton Constitution reports that records show that Henry Clarence Lilly III, 49, and Bonnie Beth Mills-Lilly, 42, made their first appearance in court on Thursday in Lawton. The records show that each is accused of first-degree murder, accused of failing to provide medical attention.

Comanche County sheriff's officers on January 3 were called to a caravan near a lake near Lawton about an unconscious child. The girl was taken to a hospital where she died.

The state coroner discovered that the child had cancer. Sheriff Kenny Stradley said the boy had a 17-pound tumor.

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