In the U.S. state of Washington in the dock stood a young married couple who, according to investigators, drugged their children to heroin as a sleep aid. Despite the abundance of evidence, Ashley Hutt and Mack Leroy Macler insist on his innocence, reports the BBC.
According to local militiamen, the couple, who is now in custody, lived together with their three children. When the police entered the house they saw that the kids are 2, 4 and 6 years was surrounded by rat feces, needles from syringes and drugs.
After the arrest the Hutt and Maclver was charged with negligent treatment of children and endangering the life of minors. “Children living in terrifying conditions. This was a very abnormal situation, even if not to take into account heroin,” – said the official representative of the local Sheriff, ed Troyer (quoted by The Washington Post).
According to investigators, 6-year-old child said the parents gave him “medicine to improve well-being”, which he described as “white powder mixed with water.” The child also acknowledged that parents were administered these drugs intravenously. According to him, the parents had injected drugs of all three children to sleep.
Experts are already found in organisms of two kids drugs, and body – needle marks and bruises that formed because of the systematic administration of the drug intravenously. In this case, and the Hutt, and Maclver insist on their innocence and deny all charges in the address.