Mum sentenced after her 8-year-old son was found digging through bins for food

Akemi Cox (Oklahoma County Detention Center)

An Oklahoma mother has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after apparently keeping her “extremely skinny” 30-pound 8-year-old son undernourished on a diet of crackers.

Akemi Cox was sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty to one count of child neglect.

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