Pray let me eat

“Please help me now so I may eat. I can’t continue in such a life with no food. If I don’t get food now I’ll probably die of hunger.” So wrote an 11 year-old boy who lived in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, in a letter found by police when they searched his home. He was holding a Bible and pamphlets about death.

The boy has not been identified by police but they have arrested his parents, Kehinde and Titilayo Omosebi, and charged them with child neglect causing death, and child neglect causing great bodily harm. The charge involving death carries a maximum prison term of 25 years.

Kehinde walked into a local police station to report the death of their 15 year-old son; he died during a religious fast.

Police found the Omosebi’s apartment’s doors padlocked and the power turned off. The family had no food in the home and the only furniture was a bed and four metal folding chairs arranged in a square. In one of the chairs was the 15-year-old boy’s emaciated corpse.

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