New York Post

Hell house of kid ‘slay’


An animal advocate says the upstate New York home of a couple charged with beating their sons — one fatally — was filled with the feces and urine of at least a dozen family pets.

Kimberly Strong told The Associated Press on Sunday that two members of the Word of Life Christian Church now under arrest left behind a filthy, garbagestr­ewn house in Clayville.

Strong says she alerted authoritie­s who entered the home and found four dogs, three birds and at least a handful of cats that had been seemingly neglected over time. Some dogs were caged.

The story first appeared in the Syracuse PostStanda­rd.

Church members Bruce and Deborah Leonard are charged with manslaught­er in the death of their 19yearold son and assaulting their 17yearold son.

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