Malnourished kids found caged in Texas, according to authorities

Published: Feb. 12, 2019 at 3:41 PM MST
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A North Texas couple is jailed without bond after four malnourished children were found in deplorable conditions at their rural home.

Wise County jail records show Andrew Joseph Fabila and Paige Isabow Harkings are each charged with four counts of criminal child endangerment. Both are 24. Harkings also is charged with one aggravated assault count.

Investigators found the children, all of whom are age 5 or younger, in a barn outside the family home and just feet away from plentiful food kept under lock and key. Two of the old children were locked in a 3-by-3-foot cage, while two younger children were found outside the cage but only partially clothed and smeared with feces and urine.

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