1-year-old found sleeping near steak knife inside Aliquippa apartment

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ALIQUIPPA, Pa. - Aliquippa parents are facing charges after Beaver County CYS workers said they found a baby living under terrible conditions.

CYS workers said the first time they visited the Valley Terrance Apartments to check on Chelsea Lawson and Demetrius Bracken’s 1-year-old son, no one answered the door even though they heard the baby crying.

The workers eventually got into the apartment this week and said they found the baby on a bed with no blanket and pillow.  A steak knife was in reach of the boy, they said.

The workers also said that rotten food littered the floor.

“They told us he hadn’t eaten since the day before at a birthday party, and the only food there was a stale bag of chips and salsa,” said Doug Edgell of Aliquippa police.

“You can get food vouchers, so there’s no reason why there shouldn’t have been anything in the house,” said neighbor Keyzia Right.

The parents are charged with child endangerment and reckless endangerment of another person.