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A Couple Was Just Arrested For Keeping Three Starving Children In A Box

A Couple Was Just Arrested For Keeping Three Starving Children In A Box
3 months ago

The Joshua Tree National Monument in San Bernardino, California, is a well known spot throughout the country to enjoy nature, hiking, camping, and general outdoorsy activities. However, this week it became the scene of an alleged crime on Wednesday when police zeroed in on a trailer in the park. In a box attached to it, were three children. According to authorities, they had been there for four years.

According to ABC7...

"The property had no electricity or running water and mounds of trash and human feces were found throughout the property, the statement said. About 30-40 cats were found inside the trailer and roaming freely.
 During the investigation, deputies discovered three children, 11, 13 and 14 lived in the plywood box, which measured about 20 feet long by 4 feet high and 10 feet wide, the statement said."

Fifty-one year old Mona Kirke, and seventy-three year old Daniel Panico, were determined to be the parents of the children and were arrested.

The Sun gave us even more information via Twitter...

Others gave us photo and video evidence...

The parents were arraigned in court on Friday, and Brian Rokos of the Press Enterprise snapped these photos...

Some felt they were being punished for their economic circumstance...

Others felt that the couple needed to take some personal responsibility...

Most were simply shocked...

And Kathleen wanted what we all do...

It's hard to know whether this is abuse or poverty until there is more information made available. If it's the latter, hopefully they all get the help they need.

H/T: Twitter, ABC7