A Middletown Township couple were convicted in absentia Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in a case of child neglect one doctor described as the worst he’s ever seen.
Albert Dunkowski, 54, and Christine Dunkowski, 47, were convicted by a Bucks County jury of three counts each of endangering the welfare of a child.
The Dunkowskis appeared for the first two days of trial but did not show Wednesday. After attempts to locate them were unsuccessful, President Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr. issued bench warrants.
Bateman allowed closing arguments to continue, and jurors deliberated for about three hours before returning with a verdict.
Sentencing was deferred until the Dunkowskis can be located.