Lubbock woman accused of withholding food, water from 12-year-old daughter set for trial


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LUBBOCK, Texas — Court records show that a Lubbock woman accused of withholding food, water and medical care from her 12-year-old adopted daughter is set to go on trial in February.

A Lubbock County grand jury indicted 59-year-old Wonda Dixon last year on a charge of injuring a child knowingly or intentionally, resulting in severe bodily injury.

Her husband, 63-year-old Dave Dixon, faces the same charge. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ( ) reports that court records do not show when the case against him will go to trial.

The two, who remain jailed on bond of $150,000 each, have denied wrongdoing.

Affidavits say the couple ignored the girl's disturbing behavior and punished her by withholding food and water and ordering her siblings to hit her. Officials found that the 12-year-old weighed 58 pounds.

Information from: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,

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