Parents who starved their 10-year-old son have been arrested 4 months ago

Parents who starved their 10-year-old son have been arrested

"It's heartbreaking"

The parents of a ten-year-old boy have been arrested after he escaped from his home and was found starving.

The little boy was begging not to be brought back to his family home.

Residents of the upscale suburb of Griffin Australia were left horrified after discovering a boy wandering the neighbourhood on Friday evening asking for food.

The neighbours who found the unnamed boy said he was looking for a grocery store to find food.

According to the Griffin Police Department, the child begged officers to "please not make me go back."

Policemen noted that the child was "very small, very thin, and his skin was discoloured."

At the moment, the boy is being treated in hospital for severe malnutrition and a low heartbeat.

According to the police the boy is also suffering from a "dental injury and disfiguration" that his parents didn't treat.


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"This child was, simply put, being starved to death"

His parents Tyler and Krista Schindley were arrested on Friday and they face several charges, including attempted murder, false imprisonment, and cruelty to children.

According to the arrest warrant, the little boy was kept in a room with "no light, no communication, no toilet paper, no clothing" and he was refused food.

The Schindleys have no other children living in the home.

At a conference, District Attorney Marie Broder said they aren't releasing the boys name or any photos of him.

She said: "We aren't releasing any photos of this child for obvious reasons, but I will tell you the photos are absolutely horrible.

"Anyone with a human heart that looks at them should be shaken to their core. I certainly was.

"This child was, simply put, being starved to death, and it is tragic. It's heartbreaking. As a mother I can't comprehend it.

"It is my true belief that had he not gotten out of the home, this case would be a very different one."

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