Parents Arrested After Toddler Found with Multiple Fractures, Malnourished and Eating His Own Feces.
A Fayetteville couple is behind bars, where they should be, after their 2-year-old son was found with fratures all over his body.
21-year-old Jade Newman and 25-year-old Delane Bostic are both facing one count of intentional child abuse causing serious bodily injury. The couple took their son to the hospital earlier this week for an undisclosed illness and hospital officials immediately noticed that the child was severely underweight. The average weight for a two-year-old boy is said to be at least 27.5 pounds and, their son, weighed only 18 pounds.
Affidavits in the case also report that the child had eaten his own feces for food. The child was taken for X-rays which revealed the 2-year-old had multiple skull fractures, rib fractures, and injuries to the brain.
Both made their first court appearance Friday afternoon at the Cumberland County Detention Center, where they're being held on a $250,000 secured bond.
Neighbors say that they've seen two children, belonging to the couple, running around outside of their house, sometimes naked, unattended on several occasions.
We don't even know what to say. . .