Apr 30, 2013 11:07 AM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Two parents remain in jail Monday night both facing three charges each of injury to a child after showing up to Driscoll Children's Hospital over the weekend with their children on the verge of starvation.
Police say the couple was living on the beach with their four daughters, all under the age of five.
The parents,26-year old Ryan Sanders and 22-year old Heather Sanders of South Carolina were arrested after they took their newborn daughter to Driscoll Children's Hospital Friday.
Court documents reveal the mother gave birth to the newborn near Bob Hall Pier last Monday with the help of her husband, using boiled water to sterilize scissors.
The couple says they tried to call for help, but EMS was unable to reach them. At the hospital nurses stated the newborn was malnourished and had low blood sugar.
According to court documents, Heather Sanders admitted to snorting methamphetamine throughout her entire pregnancy on a daily basis and had no prenatal care.
It was discovered that the couple has three other toddler girls, ages 5, 2, 1 and 10-months old. At one point the children's mother stated she wanted to give up her parental rights to all the kids. Doctors say they had signs of starvation,were dirty, and not fully clothed. And that all the children had rashes, bruising, cuts and scrapes.
The girls are now in the care of CPS. In two weeks a hearing will be held to figure out where the children will go.