Trial to begin for father accused of starving kids

July 19, 2010 (DALLAS) Alfred Santiago faces three charges of injury to a child plus a charge of continuous sexual abuse. His trial is scheduled to begin Monday in a Dallas County state district court.

Jury selection for the trial of the children's mother, Abneris Santiago, is scheduled for Tuesday. She faces three counts of injury to a child.

Court officials say opening statements for his trial will then begin Wednesday, with her trial to follow.

Police found the three children shut inside a hotel bathroom last summer and believe they were there for at least nine months. Officials say the 11-year-old girl and her 10- and 5-year-old half brothers were emaciated and filthy.

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