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Adoptive parents face first-degree murder charges in Iowa teen's death

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ADEL, Iowa (AP) -- The adoptive parents of a 16-year-old who weighed only 56 pounds when she died have been charged with another crime in Iowa: first-degree murder.

Court records show a Dallas County judge on Tuesday approved the prosecution's request to bring more charges against Misty and Marc Ray. They're the adoptive parents of 16-year-old Sabrina Ray. She was found dead May 12 inside the Perry home she shared with Marc and Misty Ray and her siblings.

Marc and Misty Ray already have pleaded not guilty to charges of child endangerment causing death, child endangerment causing serious injury and neglect. Police say preliminary autopsy results show Sabrina Ray was severely malnourished.

A trial isn't expected until next year.

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