Boy Dies of Child Abuse After State Closes Abuse Case

The parents of a seven year old boy have reportedly been charged with his murder – several years after Michigan social services investigators found that the boy had allegedly been tied up by his parents with rope that left burns on the boy’s wrists.

The state did no follow-up investigation, reportedly because the boy was not seriously injured and did not corroborate the abuse.

Now the state is scrambling to get the dead boy’s siblings placed into new homes.

Read more on this sad story in this M Live article and this Grand Rapids [MI] WOOD TV article.