|Patricia Giddings and Ellyah Elvidge|
By: Feng Qian WorldWideWeirdNews.com
(Scroll down for video) A mother and her boyfriend are facing charges after she locked her son in a room full of animal feces until he choked to death, according to police in New York.
Black Brook police said that they have arrested 21-year-old Patricia Giddings, after being accused of allowing her 2-year-old son, Ellyah Elvidge, to choke to death.
Giddings has been charged with one count of criminally negligent homicide.
Giddings’ boyfriend, Brandon Bushey, who was home at the time of the child’s death, was also charged with one count of criminally negligent homicide.
Giddings has been booked into jail, and her bail has been set at $50,000. If convicted, Giddings faces up to four years in jail.
According to the criminal complaint, Giddings and Bushey are accused of leaving the child unsupervised in a holding pen. They used a large piece of wood to keep the child locked in a bedroom.
At some point, Elvidge’s head became trapped in the wood while Giddings and Bushey watched television. That led to the child's death as he could not breathe.
The room in which Elvidge was being kept, was littered with dirty diapers, animal feces and broken toys.