The Knuckleheads of the Day award
Today's winners are Liz and David Carroll Jr. They were foster parents to 3-year-old Marcus Fiesel. The Carrolls were arrested yesterday and charged in Marcus death. They are accused of leaving Marcus in a closet while the couple went to a family reunion. Marcus was dead by the time the Carrolls got home two days later.
This is one of those stories that just makes me sick. The Carrolls didn't have to be parents, if they didn't want Marcus, then return him to the authorities. Knucklehead doesn't do justice to these despicable human beings.
For neglecting a child in their care, Liz and David Carroll Jr. are today's knuckleheads of the day.
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CINCINNATI - The foster parents who reported a 3-year-old developmentally disabled boy missing were charged Monday in his death, and the foster father was accused of burning his body.
Liz and David Carroll Jr. are accused of leaving the boy in a closet in their home just east of Cincinnati while they went to a family reunion in Kentucky on Aug. 4, Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters said.
Investigators believe Marcus Fiesel was dead when the couple returned home two days later, Deters said. David Carroll took the boy's body to rural Brown County and burned it, Deters said.
Authorities were searching Monday in rural Brown County, southeast of Cincinnati, for his remains, Deters said. He declined to discuss other details of the investigation that led to the indictments.
The couple reported the boy missing from a suburban park Aug. 15, saying he wandered off after Liz Carroll passed out because of a heart condition.
A Hamilton County grand jury indicted the Carrolls on charges of involuntary manslaughter and endangering children, and David Carroll was charged with gross abuse of a corpse.
The Carrolls were arrested separately and jailed Monday, he said. A message seeking information on their court appearances and legal representation was left Monday evening with the Hamilton County sheriff's office.
The boy's disappearance triggered a search that brought hundreds of volunteers. Police later questioned why no witnesses reported seeing Marcus in the park.
Marcus had the mental ability of a child 12 to 18 months old, David Carroll said. The boy joined the family in May and had a history of wandering off, he said.
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