UNIONTOWN, Pa. — The attorney for a Pennsylvania woman charged along with a man in the starvation death of their 23-month-old daughter is seeking additional information for her defense in the upcoming homicide trial.
Twenty-seven-year-old Andrea Dusha and 33-year-old Michael Wright Jr. are charged in Fayette County with criminal homicide, child endangerment and reckless endangerment in the death of Lydia Wright, who authorities said weighed just 10 pounds when she died in February. An autopsy concluded that the cause of death was malnutrition and dehydration.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard (http://bit.ly/2uVjBcI ) reports that attorney Dianne Zerega’s motion seeks complete autopsy and laboratory reports along with “a complete description of the opinions and subject matters” of prospective expert witness testimony.
Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty if the defendants are convicted of first-degree murder.
Information from: Herald-Standard, http://www.heraldstandard.com/