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Tulsa Parents To See Trial For Child Neglect After Locking Toddler In Closet

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Daren and Melissa Nashburn are headed to trial on child neglect charges. Daren and Melissa Nashburn are headed to trial on child neglect charges.
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The Tulsa parents arrested for locking their four-year-old child in a closet for six hours is headed to trial on child neglect charges. On Monday, a judge ruled there is enough evidence against Daren and Melissa Nashburn for the case to proceed.

1/28/2014 Related Story: Tulsa Police Arrest Parents For Locking Toddler In Closet

Police were called to their West Tulsa apartment after a maintenance man found the toddler during a routine check.

Officers said Daren Nashburn told them he put the little girl in the closet because she was throwing things and he needed to sleep.

Police put three children in the apartment into the Department Human Services' custody.

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