A seven-year-old boy has been brutally murdered by his legal guardians for not being able to recite some bible verses.
Ethan Hauschultz was reportedly buried in a ‘little coffin of snow’ while in the care of his court-appointed guardians Timothy Hauschultz and Tina Hauschultz.
His guardians had packed snow over him till he was completely covered and had abandoned him to his fate.
Little Ethan, prior to the ‘burial’, had faced other abuses that left him with devastating injuries and a broken rib.
The couple is accused of always making the boy and his twin brother serve sickening punishments whenever they failed to memorize verses from the Bible. The punishment included being made to hold a 44-pound log for two hours every day for a week.
The couple also had a 15-year-old son who also took turns in torturing Ethan and his twin brother at the slightest provocation. He was alleged to have punched Ethan at least 100 times, rolled a heavy log over his body and stood on his head while he was face-down in a puddle.
The 15-year-old boy told police that he was in charge of supervising Ethan and his twin, who were both being made to carrying logs after failing to recite 13 Bible verses of the bible passage chosen by Timothy.
Timothy, 48, has been charged with felony murder and felony contributing to the delinquency of a child. Tina, 35, is charged with failing to prevent bodily harm and intentionally contributing to the delinquency of a child. The couple’s teenage son has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide.