Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods
Deplorable Conditions
 
 
A 19-year-old mom in Fort Pierce, FL., was arrested in April, 2008, and charged with child neglect after police found her 1-year-old son living in highly unsanitary conditions. TCPalm.com reported that Mary Fasnacht's home had no running water, and was packed with waste and rotting food. According to an arrest affidavit, "The home was not fit for human residence." The police report stated, "The toilet bowl was filled with human feces and female hygiene products and was in reach of the child. There were dried/evaporated stains in the living room that were still moist and sticky and attracted dirt to make a filth paste." The child, who was found in a crib in the living room, was taken into protective custody.
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