Franklin Park couple to be arraigned on abuse charges
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A Franklin Park couple accused of abusing their two adopted children from Ethiopia has waived their preliminary hearing, which was scheduled for this morning in Leetsdale.
Douglas and Kristen Barbour are charged with starving a 6-year-old boy they adopted in March and causing head trauma to a then-18-month-old girl.
The charges were filed in October.
Mr. Barbour is on leave from his position as a lawyer in the Pennsylvania attorney general's office.
Prosecutors withdrew one count each of aggravated and simple assault against Mr. Barbour. Remaining against him are charges of endangering the welfare of children, reckless endangerment and one count each of aggravated assault and simple assault.
All of the counts against Kristen Barbour were waived to court. They include endangering the welfare of children, aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment.
The couple is scheduled for a formal arraignment March 7.
First Published January 18, 2013 12:00 am