Philadelphia Couple Gets 30+ Years In Prison For Starving Son To Death

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By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A couple from the Point Breeze section of the city was sentenced today to 30-60 years in prison for the murder-by-abuse of their young son.

The abuses suffered by the six-year-old victim were described by both the judge and the prosecutor as the worst case they have ever seen.

Philadelphia prosecutor Edward McCann says Khalil Wimes weighed just 29 pounds when he died in March of last year, having been starved and beaten right up to the day before he died (see related story).

Old and new injuries covered his entire body.

The victim’s grandmother suggested that defendants Tina Cuffie and Latiff Hadi be forced to look at their son’s picture in their prison cells.  McCann offered a similar idea: that they should have to wear his pictures: one, a healthy Khalil before they took custody at…

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