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Newburgh father pleads guilty in starvation death of 7-year-old son

Arturo Cuacuas, 54, pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide.

News 12 Staff

Feb 4, 2022, 9:19 PM

Updated 893 days ago

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A Newburgh father pleaded guilty Friday in the starvation death of his 7-year-old son last February.
Arturo Cuacuas, 54, pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide.
His son, Peter Cuacuas, weighed only 37 pounds at the time of his death.
The child’s primary caregiver, 39-year-old Leticia Bravo, is being charged with second-degree murder.
The Orange County DA said Cuacuas should have intervened when it became apparent his son was not receiving proper care.


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