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Mom charged with manslaughter of underweight autistic teen

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut mother whose autistic teenage son died after being taken to a hospital with what authorities said was severe malnutrition has been charged with manslaughter.
   
Hartford police on Monday said they have obtained a warrant charging 33-year-old Katiria Tirado with first-degree manslaughter. She is expected to appear in court later Monday.
   
Tirado was first charged with cruelty to persons in connection with the death of 17-year-old Matthew Tirado.
   
Matthew was taken to the hospital in February after his mother called 911. He was 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighed less than 90 pounds. He also had cuts and bruises on his body.
   
In April, the medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.
   
Katiria Tirado remains jailed. Her public defender didn't immediately return a call.

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