A man and a woman have been charged in the death of a 1-year-old child in St. Joseph.

The child, Carter E. Lizar, died Thursday in a Kansas City hospital, where he had been hospitalized for about four days.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports that 59-year-old Roy Miller Jr. is charged with felony abuse of a child.

The child's mother, 28-year-old Sasha Lizar, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a felony. Court documents stated she left her child in a "dangerous environment."

Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney Dwight Scroggins said charges were filed over the weekend. Both Miller and Lizar remained in custody Monday.

Online court records don't list lawyers for either defendant.

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