GREENVILLE, Pa. — Police say a 7-year-old boy in Mercer County was starved and regularly beaten reports WPXI.
The boy’s mother, 28-year-old Mary C. Rader, told his school not to feed him breakfast because he had eaten at home and would “overeat if he was fed again.”
School officials contacted Children and Youth Services after the boy was found stealing food from the garbage and hoarding it in his shoes and socks.
The boy was found at the family’s home weighting just 25 pounds, and investigators say, “he looked like a Holocaust victim.”
Rader along with the boy’s grandparents are facing multiple charges including conspiracy to commit murder.
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