Couple guilty of child charges

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A Ruther­glen couple have been found guilty of wil­fully ill-treat­ing a child at an ad­dress in the town.

Michael Mur­ray and Char­lene Wa­ters, both aged 29, ne­glected the boy in a man­ner likely to cause un­nec­es­sary suf­fer­ing or in­jury to health.

They also failed to su­per­vise the child, aged three, who was ex­posed to dan­gers in­clud­ing a hot iron which was plugged in and on the floor, cannabis and a craft knife with open blade also on the floor.

There were elec­tric plugs which were not prop­erly at­tached to the wall ex­pos­ing live wires; and un­san­i­tary and un­hy­gienic liv­ing con­di­tions.

Both ac­cused were in pos­ses­sion of cannabis and Mur­ray be­haved in a threat­en­ing or abu­sive man­ner by shout­ing and swear­ing.

The of­fences took place on June 21, this year.

This week at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court sen­tence on the pair was de­ferred un­til De­cem­ber 29.

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