Circus promoters accused of holding boy in bathtub with shackles before he died | 10News WTSP

A dad and stepmom face charges after prosecutors claim a 12-year-old boy was restrained with shackles and a dog collar in a Bloomington, Indiana, motel bathroom before he died. According to CBS affiliate WTTV, the boy, Eduardo Posso, appeared to have been abused and starved before he was taken to the hospital and passed away last week. He was "severely emaciated" and weighed just 50-55 pounds, the local television station reported. “This is beyond anything that I’ve worked with," Monroe County, Indiana, Sheriff Brad Swain said at a news conference. "I can’t think of, in 30 years, a case like this."
Published: 5:47 PM EDT May 29, 2019
Updated: 5:47 PM EDT May 29, 2019