Mom, Grandparents Nearly Starved Boy: Police

July 20, 2014 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Mom Grandparents Starved Boy

Mom, grandparents nearly starved boy in Pennsylvania just because they did not like him. A mom and maternal grandparents of a seven-year-old boy who weighed only 20 pounds after being (almost) starved to death were arrested in Greenville last month. The family members only gave the child egg and tuna to eat and punished him with icy cold showers. The starving child who looked like a Holocaust survivor was outside searching for bugs to eat when a person spotted him and called authorities.

Mom, grandparents starved boy and have been arrested for doing so.

In June a woman walking her dog in Greenville was startled by a skeleton like figure she spotted in a back yard.

The lady who eventually realized that it was a malnourished child called authorities.

Police officers who arrived at a home located at 35 N. Second St., Greenville were shocked to find a 7-year-old almost starved to death.

The kid who weighed only 20 pounds was often beaten with a belt by his mother Mary C. Rader, 28, and his grandparents Dennis C. Beighley, 58, and Deana Beighley, 47.

His sisters ages 11 and 14 appeared healthy and his brother, 9, was a bit underfed.

The sisters told police that her family hated the boy so they kept him in his room feeding him small amounts of tuna and eggs.

The hungry child would often go out to catch bugs in the back yard to eat.

According the siblings, the boy was beaten by the adults when ever they found him stealing peanut butter and bread to eat.

The trio added that their little brother never took a shower, unless he was being punished with icy cold water.

The tortured child was rushed to UPMC Children’s Hospital Child Advocacy Center where doctors believed that he was days from having a cardiac arrest.

Physicians explained that the best medicine for the child is food and water. He has gained 20 pounds since being rescued.

The two brothers and two sisters have been placed in foster care.

As for the mom and grandparents they were arrested, charged with false imprisonment, endangering the welfare of children among other things.

The trio was released on bail and will appear in court on July 30.

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