RHOME, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A sad, graphic look inside the Hell four Wise County siblings were living in when police responded to a disturbance call, is revealed in an arrest affidavit released Thursday.
It revealed what even some sheriff’s deputies said they never could have imagined.READ MORE: Swarm Of Bees Attacks Migrant Family That Crossed Rio Grande Into Texas
As parents Paige Harkins and Andrew Fabila sit in the Wise County Jail, what they allegedly put their children through is coming into focus.
In the affidavit, deputies said as they spoke with the parents outside a metal structure, they immediately saw four children.
“One child was wrapped in a blanket, lying on a heating pad which was on top of a plastic wrapping over a mattress,” the affidavit stated.
Two were “locked in a canine kennel and were covered in their own feces.” A fourth was “lying in a pack-n-play bed wrapped in multiple blankets.”READ MORE: Military Plane Crashes In Residential Area, 2 Pilots Injured, 3 Homes Hit
The structure had electricity, but was only heated with what’s described as an unsafe space heater and “there was no indoor plumbing.”
Officers said the kids were using a “non-connected toilet with trash bags around the toilet bowl.”
Officers also said there was some food, but the refrigerator and the pantry where it was stored was secured, not accessible to the kids.
All four of the children appeared to be malnourished, deputies said.
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