"Extremely Unhealthy" Baby Found in Truck Camper Outside McDonald's; Parents Arrested on Warrants for Abusing Other Kid

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William Knapman (left) and Diana Dieter.
Added to the running list of places not to keep babies -- the camper to a truck parked outside a Peoria McDonald's.

Peoria police say an anonymous tipster led them to an "extremely unhealthy" 3-month-old yougnster in the back of the truck, at the McD's near Thunderbird and Loop 101.

If you think that's an awful place to keep a baby, you may be right -- police called paramedics after finding the kiddo, and hospital staff relayed to police that the boy had a low heart rate, was dehydrated and malnourished, and was apparently suffering from hypothermia.

The baby's parents, 51-year-old William Knapman and 21-year-old Diana Dieter, were subsequently arrested.

As of yesterday evening, police said the two were booked into jail only on outstanding warrants -- from allegedly abusing another one of their kids last year.

According to the cops, Knapman and Dieter had felony warrants out of Apache County for allegedly abusing another son -- who's now 2 1/2 years old -- in 2011.

Believe it or not, police say that case is based on the boy having a "malnourished condition."

That youngster's been in the custody of Child Protective Services since June, when Knapman and Dieter's parental rights were severed.

It appears the two are still making their way through the booking process at the 4th Avenue Jail (mugshots were released less than two hours ago), so we'll see if we can get some additional information on this case today.


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15 comments
Lone Mountain Truck Leasing
Lone Mountain Truck Leasing

This is good information and want to know more about it. What is age of the child and what is the reason for abusing the child.

Ddesertdawg
Ddesertdawg

They both need :

Castration (also referred to as gelding, spaying, neutering, fixing, orchiectomy, oophorectomy) is any action, surgical, chemical, or otherwise, by which a male loses the functions of the testicles or a female loses the functions of the ovaries.

and then placed in the back of the same truck in July with no water for 30 days and see who survives.

Old Pard
Old Pard

I hear banjo music when I see their mugshots. are we in the deep southwest?

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Ok, the age of the child who was taken away suggests that Dieter may have been a minor when the child was conceived making Knapman a pedophile. 

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

It's possible, but no one knows for sure if that other kid is actually his. Otherwise, Dedman Jr. the Sheriff of Apache County would have him in jail.

Old Pard
Old Pard

 Hillbilly's cant read rite or do math. this is the problem.

Happytrails
Happytrails

 she was over 18 so it was not illegal to bang her.

Hock
Hock

Hold on...let me check your math....

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yep!    :D

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