SALEM, Mo.– A Salem couple that was charged with the death of a 10-year-old in December 2020 has now been found guilty on varying charges.

Their child, 10-year-old Josie Abney, weighed less than 35 pounds at the time of their death according to the probable cause statement.

Randall Abney on August 31, 2022 was found guilty of second-degree murder and abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death.

His wife, Susan Abney, pleaded guilty only to abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death.

Randall Abney is to be sentenced on November 18. Susan Abney will be sentenced on October 11.