What possible charge could be issued

John and his wife verbally agreed to provide food, medicine, and other necessities to a sick and elderly 92 year-old man. Unfortunately, John and his wife failed to provide the food and medical care they had been paid to provide. The state can prove that the 92 year-old man’s death was caused by this failure and that the man died of malnutrition and exposure. Under the criminal code of the State of North Carolina, could charges be brought against John and his wife? What possible charge could be issued?

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