‘Elizabeth don’t feed me’: Couple accused of starving, abusing 5-year-old boy

SHAWNEE, Kan. — A Kansas couple are accused of starving a 5-year-old boy so badly that he only weighed 28 pounds.

Elizabeth Francis and John Alvin Carter, of Shawnee, each face one count of abuse of a child under 18 and one count of aggravated endangerment of a child in Johnson County court.

Carter is the boy’s adoptive father, but documents didn’t specify the nature of Francis’ relationship to the child.

According to court documents, on Dec. 21, 2018, investigators were called to

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