Cumberland couple denies neglect

A Cumberland couple accused of leaving two young children alone inside a filthy home pleaded not guilty Tuesday to neglect charges. Bruce Daniel Jr. and Clarissa Brewer were arrested last week and charged with neglect of a dependent. Police arrived to the couple’s apartment after a neighbor reported she found two infants, ages 3 months and 16 months, alone in their cribs. Officers noted the apartment smelled of urine and had mold in the refrigerator. The couple eventually came home and told police they went out to get some food.  Police said they admitted they had smoked marijuana on the way home. A trial date was set for May 24.

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