The parents of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who died of cancer in 2008 have pleaded guilty to attempted involuntary manslaughter in his death.This is our world.
Monica Hussing, 37, and William Robinson Sr., 40, face up to eight years in prison each; sentencing is scheduled for February 16.
"They thought the kid had swollen glands," John Luskin, Hussing's Cleveland-based attorney, told CNN on Tuesday.
From time to time, the boy's parents would notice a lump on his neck, but it would come and go and did not appear to bother him, Luskin said.
The parents never sought a diagnosis for their son, William, who was suffering from Hodgkin's lymphoma, CNN affiliate WJW reported.
They did not have much money, struggled to make ends meet and "were doing the best they could," Luskin said.