Parents of toddler who died of cancer are facing jail for allegedly not seeking treatment.

Henry Clarence Lilly III and Bonnie Beth Mills-Lilly, from Oklahoma, have each been charged with first-degree manslaughter in connection with their three year old daughter’s death, according to local paper The Lawton Constitution.

Authorities were first made aware of the situation on January 3 when the parents placed a call to the Comanche County Sheriff’s Office reporting the girl was unconscious but breathing in the family’s camper home, where six other children were living, shares Yahoo.

First responders immediately took the child to the hospital, where she later died.

A medical examiner confirmed she had the oversized tumour at her death, but authorities were baffled about how it could have reached that stage.

Sheriff Kenny Stradley told Newsweek investigations were ongoing as to why the child did not receive treatment for her tumour that had grown to over 7kgs.

The parents were charged on January 7 and made their first court appearance on January 10.

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They are each posted a bond of $83,000 and were released but have to wear GPS monitors.

If convicted they face four years’ jail.

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  • Serious neglect I think. What happened to the other 6 children? How can a parent not take their child to see a Dr. Must have suffered so much, poor little thing.

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  • what has happened to the other 6 children?

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  • How could the parents not their child was obviously very ill and not sought medical treatment long before she has suffered so much. I hope the other 6 children have been removed from their care for their own safety. Also Imagine what they have witnessed through watching their sister suffer so much and lose her completely..

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  • A 3 yr old with a 7kg tumour… that’s half of a 3 yr old weight.

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  • Disgusting excuses for parents. Poor little one.

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  • Disgusting. A three year old should have been seeing a doctor regularly for check ups at that age anyway. If they’d taken her, things might have turned out differently. Not that the medical system in the US is in any way affordable, let alone for a family of nine. Makes my skin crawl that her mother is smiling in that mug shot.

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  • A 7kg tumor in a 3yr old is massive ! Poor girl, she must have had severe pain. The story doesn’t give much details. Wonder what moved these parents not to seek medical intervention.

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  • Disgraceful parents seriously

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  • Such a tragedy that this little girl couldn’t depend on her parents to look after her. Disgusting.

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  • I don’t know how people can have children and then watch them suffer so much. Why wouldn’t you want to get help for your child and make them as comfortable as you could? I hope they get locked up for a long time and I hope the other children are all ok

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  • Yes they should be charged. How dreadful to allow their child to suffer so badly with no medical intervention.

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  • So very sad – I don’t understand parents who don’t seek medical help.

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  • I cannot wait to see their excuse for ignoring this huge problem. How much that child must have suffered before she died. Totally not acceptable

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  • What a sad story poor little girl

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  • A tumor of 7 kg in such a young child? :-( How could the parents not do anything for their child? :-(

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