Source: North Texas deputies discovered four young children in a “state of neglect,” apparently malnourished and covered in feces and urine, living in an outbuilding in rural Wise County Tuesday. Two of the children, deputies say, were being held inside a small locked dog kennel. Their mother and the father to one of the four children, now face child endangerment charges. Wise County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a domestic incident at a residence described by sheriff’s deputies as a barn house, or a metal, shop-type outbuilding near County Road 4930 at about 7:15 a.m. Deputies arrived to find a man, identified by police as 24-year-old Andrew Joseph Fabila, with a number of scratches on his face. While talking with Fabilia and his partner, 24-year-old Paige Harkings, deputies reported hearing the voices of children coming from a makeshift living space inside the outbuilding. Craig Johnson, Chief Deputy of the Wise County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies then found four children, ages 5, 4, 3 and 1, inside what deputies described as “filthy” and “cluttered” living conditions.
Investigators said the children all share the same mother and that Fabila is the father to only one of them. The older two were found locked in a single, wired, 3-by-3 foot dog kennel, one on a blanket and another on a small toddler bed; the other two were only partially clothed and all of the children were unkempt and in a “state of neglect.” Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said when deputies found them, all of the children were hungry and thirsty and that “there was plenty of food inside the barn but the refrigerator and the cabinets had been locked so the kids could not get in to get food.”
“There was a refrigerator in the residence, but it had three straps on it that served as locking devices to keep people out. In dealing with children … they were positioned in a manner where those small children would not have access,” Johnson said.
Fabila was treated at the Wise Regional Hospital in Decatur and then joined Harkings at the Wise County Jail where they were each booked on four counts of child endangerment. Harkings was also charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury for the lacerations on Fabila’s face. A bond amount has not been set and it’s not clear if either Fabila or Harkings have obtained an attorney. Child Protective Services confirmed to NBC 5 they have had previous contact with the parents at a different address and that they’re investigating this latest incident. CPS said Tuesday afternoon that the children were being released from the hospital and will be placed into foster care.
Paige Harkings and Andrew Fabila are both in the Wise County Jail, each facing 4 counts of endangering a child. The 4 children have been released from the hospital and will be in foster care by tonight. more here: https://t.co/RPoNhIDlca pic.twitter.com/4l2LlPn6ju
— Dana Branham (@danabranham) February 13, 2019
NEW: These are the mugshots of Andrew Fabila. The Wise Co Sheriff says he's the father charged in the child endangerment case in Wise County today, where two of his four kids were found locked in a dog kennel. All of the children were filthy and hungry, the sheriff says. #WFAA pic.twitter.com/XuYWZ50xwW
— Lauren Zakalik (@wfaalauren) February 12, 2019
You gotta wonder how many kids are living like this in this country. The only reason these garbage pail skidz got caught was because they got into a domestic dispute and she cut his face up. Now he looks like Helen Keller’s pizza. You’d think that if you had a bunch of kids in cages in your house that you’d try to keep a low profile. Not these DCF darlings though. They just couldn’t resist cutting each other up, drawing attention to their shanty, and then inadvertently liberating their children.
Here’s the fucked up part – just like the Blackstone House of Horrors Mom, Paige Harkings played the loving mother on Facebook. She’s got pictures of her raw dog participation trophies everywhere.
What’s really twisted is that the kids were starving, but the parents weren’t. And to make matters worse there was plenty of food in the house, it was just locked up. Think of how awful that is for a starving child to know there’s food right in front of them, but the people who are supposed to be looking out for them are intentionally depriving them of it. Then she has the audacity to post this:
Fuck off. It’s that simple.
Oh, and does anyone doubt that an unmarried mother of four was on food stamps? Anyone? The taxpayers were giving her money for groceries BECAUSE she has kids, and she was using that solely for herself while her children starved and lived in cages.
This was freaky:
This is ironic.
As was this……
Yup. Just like Erika Murray she was actively posting about missing or abused children and pretending to care about their well being while her own children were being starved and put into cages.
Then again, this is what we’re dealing with:
A herpes sentagraph who freely admits that “I won’t touch X I wont touch dope I will do pill n weed.” Because being a pill popping fetus farmer is OK as long as you don’t do ecstasy.
This is the only accurate thing she ever posted on Facebook.
Karma’s coming for you skank.
Here’s my question – why isn’t this a political issue? You hear politicians whining about putting kids in “cages” and separating them from their parents after illegally crossing an international border, but you never hear a word about the epidemic of abusive parents that live within our borders. Why are the kids from Honduras and Mexico the only ones that society cares about? No matter what state you’re in it seems like DCF constantly misses obvious red flags like this on the regular. But yet I don’t hear a word from politicians on either side of the aisle about reforming this broken system. Maybe they should.
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