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Written by on May 17, 2023

Georgia parents were arrested for child abuse and negligence after their starving 10-year-old son was found wandering their neighborhood looking for a grocery store where he could beg for food.

Griffin Police arrested Tyler and Krista Schindley after their neighbors found their emaciated son lost in the streets on Friday, with the child begging the cops to “please not make him go back.”

They said the boy was intentionally starved and weighed only about 36 pounds when he was rescued, nearly the weight of an average 4-year-old.

“This child was, simply put, being starved to death, and it is tragic,” Griffin District Attorney Marie Broder said during a press conference Tuesday.

“I truly believe that if he had not gotten out of that home, this would be a very different case.”

The parents were accused of locking the child inside his bedroom and leaving him alone in the home for “extended periods of time, and on multiple occasions, with no access to lights, food, clothing or adult interaction and/or assistance,” according to court documents.

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