3-year-old boy dies after eating feces from toilet bowl for two days


Aaron Brendon Miles and Mariya Ajena Jones 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A couple was arrested on a charge of child neglect resulting in death after their little son who died in their home, ate feces for several days, according to police in West Virginia.

Huntington police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Aaron Brendon Miles and 22-year-old Mariya Ajena Jones, following the death of their 3-year-old son, who was not identified.

The two have been charged with child neglect resulting in death. They were booked into jail, and bail was set at $1 million each.

Two other children, a 4-year-old girl and an 11-month-old boy, were found in the house and handed over to Child Protective Services.

According to the police investigation, firefighters were called to the home located in the 1800 block of 7th Avenue, on a report of a child in cardiac arrest.

Firefighters who arrived at the scene, found the child lifeless and cold to the touch. He was later pronounced dead at the Cabell Huntington Hospital.

They noticed numerous injuries in various stages of healing on the body of the child. The couple admitted to beating the child with a belt on several occasions because he misbehaved.

Miles told investigators that the boy had been eating feces from the toilet bowl for two days prior to his death. He also put his head in the toilet and drank the water.