Parents Charged With Murder After Starving 9 Year Old Down To 17 Pounds Before He Died

A husband and wife have been charged in the death of their 9-year-old son, whose decomposing body was found in a ‘feces-covered room’ in their home this past August. Police filed criminal homicide charges earlier today against Kimberly A. Tutko and Jarrod N. Tutko Sr., of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, saying their neglect caused the death of their son Jarrod Jr. Jarrod Jr., who was diagnosed with Fragile X syndrome as an infant, weighed just 17 pounds at the time of his death, and had been locked in his bedroom by his parents. Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico said Monday that Jarrod Jr. was in what he called a horrible condition at the time of his death in July.

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