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Saturday, July 04, 2015

Boy chained up with dead chicken around neck tells his story

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Handcuffed and shackled to a block of steel, the young boy would brace himself when he heard footsteps outside his bedroom door. He knew that once the grown-ups entered, the abuse would begin.

For years, he was whipped with belts, his face was burned with electrical wires and his fingers were broken with pliers — all to “teach him a lesson.” The abusers, who have since pleaded guilty, were his legal guardian — a supervisor with the Department of Social Services in Union County, North Carolina — and her longtime boyfriend, an emergency room nurse.

The abuse ended in November 2013 after police discovered the boy in handcuffs, chained to the front porch of the house with a dead chicken hung around his neck.

When police entered the roach-infested house “covered with urine and animal feces,” they found something else: four other children, ages 7 to 14, who had been adopted by the couple over the years. They were removed and placed in protective custody.



Anonymous said...

SHE CERTAINLY DIDN'T SERVE ENOUGH TIME!!! Those two adults should be treated just as they treated the children. I hope he lost his job as a nurse! I also hope she lost her job, but I'm sure that in this PC world of ours that it didn't happen.

Anonymous said...

The death penalty is way too good for those people,they need to work on a chain gang 7 days a week 16 hours a day with never a day off until they die of total exhaustion. If they don't work hard enough give them the whip.

Anonymous said...

These were two 'professional caregivers'; their intentional abuse is unbelievable. Truly, no penalty is too great for their crimes and anything short of a life sentence is too short.