Jury deliberating Youngstown child endangering case

Prosecutors said the original incident happened on the east side of Youngstown

Tamara Julious and Albert Barnette accused of abusing two young children

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A child endangering case in Youngstown is being decided by a jury.

A mother is accused of locking her children in a room with no food, no water and no bathroom.

Tamara Julious, 31, is facing four counts of child endangering in connection to how she treated her two children, who are 8 and 9 years old.

Prosecutors said Julious and co-defendant Albert Barnette hit the children and locked them in a room without food, water or a bathroom. Barnette is set for a pretrial in May.

The defense argued that the kids suffered no physical harm and showed no signs of mental illness, while prosecutors countered that the kids had been locked in a room for long amounts of time and that their punishment was excessive.

Thursday afternoon, jurors are discussing the evidence, although it is not known when they might have a verdict.

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