Not to be outdone by the couple who locked their 11-year old in a cell for a year, a couple in South Wales locked their 3-year old in a cell-like room with no heat and no lighting. Oh, and it was snowing outside too.
When police arrived and liberated the boy, they found him covered in feces and just hours from death. The officer who rescued him, said “His eyes rolled to the back of his head with his breathing shallow, he was ice cold and lifeless.”
The boy had been so hungry that he had ripped out and eaten his own hair.
The parents, Lisa Brooks and Tomas Lewis (part of their well-deserved punishment was to be “named and shamed”) even took cellphone video. Brooks got three years in prison, Lewis 3 1/2. Another case, in my view, of not nearly enough time.
A few more details on the story here.