Failure to thrive may have caused child's death
by Nick Delgado
Guam - It's been nearly one year since Ray Anthony Hocog, 34, and Mary Rojas, 33, were charged with manslaughter and child abuse. They're accused of neglecting their 14-month-old child, resulting in her death. The pair were back in court today where their attorneys announced they are waiting for an off-island expert to arrive to speak about the cause of death.
According to defense attorney Randy Cunliffe the case should be dismissed as testimony from the expert will prove the child's failure to thrive resulted in her death and was not due to the alleged neglect.
Hocog and Rojas's next hearing is scheduled for July 24.