A couple from Queensland have been charged over the death of their daughter, who was three years old in July 2022.
The child was taken to Townsville’s University Hospital after suffering a medical incident.
Her parents, who are both from the town of Oonoonba, are accused of neglecting her.
According to Senior Sergeant Dave Miles, the child was born with a serious medical condition.
He said that the girl had a detailed treatment plan that was in place when something went wrong.
However, due to the parents’ failure to treat her, her health rapidly worsened.
The parents were informed about the child’s condition at around 4pm the day before she died.
An ambulance was then called the following day, and the child later died.
Miles noted that there had been a number of instances where the parents failed to take care of their child.
The child was reportedly in a survivable condition, and it was believed that she should have still lived.
The parents have been charged with manslaughter.
They are due to appear in court on February 13.