LUBBOCK (October 4, 2013)—Dave Howard Dixon, 62, and Wonda Faye Dixon, 58, who are accused of withholding food and water from their 12-year-old daughter and telling her siblings to hit her, have been indicted for injury to a child.
The Dixons, who have 10 adopted children, remained in jail Friday.
An affidavit shows that the girl was malnourished and weighed 57 pounds when she was taken to a Lubbock hospital in August.
Court documents show that the Dixons deny wrongdoing.
A Child Protective Services spokesman says four reports in the past 18 months that accused the Dixons of abuse were ruled out because, the affidavit said,the Dixons "are very good about covering things up," teaching their children to hide information.
CPS removed all the children from the home in August.