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New Hampshire woman accused of starving boy found guilty of second-degree assault


DOVER, New Hampshire — A New Hampshire woman accused of starving a boy has been found guilty of second-degree assault.

Authorities accused 57-year-old Peggy Starr of Nottingham of depriving the boy of food when he lived in her daughter's New Durham home from 2008 to 2010. He was between the ages of 4 and 6 while under their care.

Foster's Daily Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1IjqfDW ) Starr was found not guilty of first-degree assault. She is facing 3 ½ to seven years in prison.

Starr's daughter, Christina Thomas, was convicted of first-degree assault in February 2013 for failing to provide proper nutrition to the developmentally disabled boy.

Prosecutors said the boy weighed 23 pounds when the state intervened.

A sentencing hearing for Starr has been not scheduled.

Information from: Foster's Daily Democrat, http://www.fosters.com

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