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Hartford mother charged with manslaughter in son's death

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(AP) - A Connecticut mother whose autistic teenage son died after being brought to the hospital in February with what authorities said was severe malnutrition has been charged with manslaughter.

Hartford police on Monday said they have obtained a warrant charging 33-year-old Katiria Tirado with first-degree manslaughter. She is expected to appear in court later Monday.

Tirado was first charged with cruelty to persons in connection with the death of 17-year-old Matthew Tirado.

Matthew was brought to the hospital after his mother called 911. He was 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighed less than 90 pounds. He also had cuts and bruises on his body.

In April, the medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.

Katiria Tirado remains behind bars on bail. Her public defender did not immediately return a call.

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