SoCal parents get life for death of diabetic teen

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—A Southern California couple convicted of murder after their teenage daughter slipped into a diabetic coma and died have been sentenced to life in prison.

Riverside County Judge Raymond Youngquist on Friday sentenced 63-year-old Gregory Latham to 17 years to life and his 53-year-old wife Yvonne to 15 years to life.

A jury on March 24 convicted the couple of second-degree murder and willful child endangerment.

Their 17-year-old daughter Nanette Latham was found unresponsive in the family’s squalid mobile home in Cabazon in 2006.

A prosecutor said the girl spent the last days of her life starving and wearing a wet diaper because her parents didn’t call paramedics. They finally called 911 after she stopped breathing.

Defense attorneys contend the couple thought she had the flu.

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