HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) --
A special-needs child is hospitalized after police found him clinging to life in a filthy motel room.
Hialeah police say they found the 2 1/2-year-old boy after his
mother called 911 Saturday afternoon. They say the boy was
suffering from severe dehydration and weighed just 15 pounds. He
was surrounded by garbage, feces, soiled diapers, rotten formula
and a dead cat.
His parents, 21-year-old Savanah Sholter and 25-year-old Vincent
Collins, were arrested on child neglect charges. The child was
taken to a hospital, where he remains in critical condition.
Police say the parents were living in one room with a 1-year-old
while the special-needs boy stayed alone in the dirty room next
The parents are being held on a $7,500 bond.