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NJ Woman Accused Of Starving Daughter To Death Indicted

Gavel (credit: CBS 2)

Gavel (credit: CBS 2)

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) –  An Irvington woman accused of starving her 8-year-old daughter to death last year has been indicted on murder and other charges.

On Friday, the Essex County prosecutor’s office announced the 38-count indictment against Venette Ovilde, also known as Krisla Rezireksyon, in the death of her 8-year-old daughter, Christiana Glenn.

Ovilde’s 23-year-old roommate, Myriam Janvier, is also charged.

Glenn died on May 22, 2011 of malnutrition and an untreated broken leg.

Prosecutors said Glenn and two younger siblings were starved for more than seven months by Ovilde and Janvier, who shared responsibility of the children.

Then between May 1, 2011 and May 22, 2011, the two withheld medical treatment after the 8-year-old broke her leg, prosecutors said.

According to the indictment, the two other children also had untreated fractures.

In addition to allegedly starving the three kids, Ovilde and Janvier would force them to kneel on salt with heavy objects on their heads for hours and would tie Glenn to a radiator, prosecutors said.

Besides murder, the two women face multiple charges of abuse and neglect related to Glenn and the two other children, who are now 7 and 8-years-old, as well as other charges.

Both women have pleaded not guilty.

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