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Rodica and Emil Radita denied bail in relation to diabetic son's death

A couple charged with first-degree murder in the death of their diabetic son will not be released on bail.

Allegations starvation, neglect and untreated diabetes contributed to teen's death in May 2013

Alex Radita, shown in an undated photo, was found severely emaciated and confined to his bed. He was 15-years-old when he died. (Facebook)

A couple charged with first-degree murder in the death of their diabetic son will not be released on bail.

Rodica and Emil Radita were charged in February after their 15-year-old son Alex was found dead, severely emaciated and confined to his bed in a Citadel Drive home. He weighed less than 40 pounds.

The parents of a 15-year-old Calgary boy are facing first-degree murder charges after tests concluded he died from complications due to untreated diabetes. (CBC)

A judge denied the couple bail in a Calgary courtroom Monday.

Court documents showed his parents had a history of not treating the boy for diabetes.

Five grown children who also lived in the home were not charged.