Muncie, Ind.—The Delaware County Prosecutor's office released court documents indicating the abuse occurred between August 2009 and March 2010. The little girl died in March at Riley Childrens' Hospital in Indianapolis.
Family members say they are standing behind the parents until further details are released.
"I'm not surprised that they were picked up or anything like that. What surprises me is the charges that they're putting on them. A lot of people don't realize that she was at the Ball Hospital the night before going to Riley Hospital and they released her. I don't blame anybody. I don't know what happened," said the victim's uncle Ron Shreves.
In court documents obtained by Fox59 News, investigators said the McConniels "knowingly deprived" the little girl of support, causing her death.
The father and step-mother are scheduled to appear before a judge Tuesday morning.