A couple in Georgia is being accused of intentionally trying to starve their 10-year-old son to death after he was found trying to buy food in a dangerously emaciated state.
On May 12, the child was found wandering in a neighborhood in Griffin by neighbors who said he told them he wanted to go to a Kroger grocery to get food, police said.
Griffin police responded to the report and found the boy weighed only 36 pounds, which is about average for a 4-year-old child.
On a recording of the 911 call, obtained by WSB-TV, a neighbor told the police that the boy had asked them not to tell his parents. He also allegedly told police that he didn’t want to return to his home.
On Tuesday, prosecutors made even more shocking accusations against the parents, Tyler and Krista Schindley, in court.
“It appears from the evidence that their intent was to make sure that he was not known by the community and that when he died, there would be no one that would pay any attention to that,” prosecutors said. “There would be no one that would even know he was gone.”
Prosecutors argued against a bond for the parents based on the possibility of a flight risk due to their financial gain from being foster parents to five children before…