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.