Parents Arrested After Malnourished Son Found Wandering Streets Naked

Tue, January 31, 2012 4:05pm EDT by 6 Comments

A Miami couple are charged with beating and starving their 9-year-old son after he was discovered wandering the streets. Are these the worst parents ever?

Police say when they found a 9-year-old naked boy on the streets of Miami, he weighed only 35 pounds (the same weight as a two-year-old!), according to The Daily Mail! Now his parents, Marsee Strong, 34, and Edward Bailey, 40, face aggravated abuse and neglect of a child charges.

North Miami police found the malnourished boy and rushed him to the hospital, where he begged for food. The boy said he hadn’t eaten in three days and his body showed “permanent marks of abuse all over.”

His hands and feet were “swollen from the lack of food,” but his parents deny physically abusing him!

Relatives are taking care of the boy’s siblings.

“I was surprised,” says Mary Williams, a neighbor. “I was shocked. I didn’t even know what to say when the police were here and the mother was standing on the corner and then I heard the child had jumped out of the window and ran down the street naked. I always seen a lovely family with the kids happy around their mother.”

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