Ottawa Citizen

Boy dead after being tied twice to a tree

UNITED STATES

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A North Carolina couple have been charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse after their 13-year-old son was tied to a tree overnight twice this week for disobeying his parents. On Thursday afternoon, he was found there unresponsi­ve, his wrists bruised from the plastic ties that bound him. The boy was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead. Brice Brian McMillan, 41, and stepmother, Sandra Elizabeth McMillan, 36, were being held without bail yesterday in the Edgecombe County, North Carolina, jail.

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