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TARBORO, N.C. (Map, News) - A couple accused of killing their 13-year-old son by tying him to a tree for two nights have appeared in a North Carolina courtroom to face charges.
Attorneys appeared Monday with 41-year-old Brice Brian McMillan and his wife, 36-year-old Sandra Elizabeth McMillan.
Edgecombe County District Court Judge Joseph Harper told the two they are charged with murder and felony child abuse. A probable cause hearing was scheduled for July 2.
Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight said the McMillans are accused of tying the boy to a tree for two nights to punish him for disobedience. He was found unresponsive outside the house on Thursday.
When the boy continued to misbehave that night, he was again tied to the tree, where he remained until his stepmother found him Thursday late afternoon. The temperature was in the 90s.
Originally posted by justamomma
what gets me is the intensity of the reactions to the thread about the puppy being thrown over the cliff, with some even calling for execution. not quite the same intensity when it is a child that is killed.
Originally posted by Ox
Where the hell were the neighbours? I mean if I see a kid tied to a tree I'm not going to stand by and watch.. What is with people not getting involved anymore? Asking questions?
He was first tied to the tree Tuesday and spent the night outside the family's farm in Macclesfield, about an hour east of Raleigh, and was released Wednesday morning.