A seven-year-old boy has died after allegedly being buried alive by his guardians because he didn't know the Bible.
Ethan Hauschultz was reportedly buried in a 'little coffin of snow' while in the care of his court-appointed guardians Timothy Hauschultz and Tina Hauschultz. It is not known exactly how the Hauschultzs are related to Ethan, but they are listed as his legal guardians.
The couple are accused of always making the boy and his twin brother serve sickening punishments whenever they failed to memorise verses from the Bible. The punishment included being made to hold a 44-pound log for two hours every day for a week.
Timothy and Tina Hauschultz's 15-year-old son is also alleged to have tortured the 7-year-old boy. The teenager once kicked and punched Ethan at least 100 times, rolled a heavy log over his body and stood on his head while he was face-down in a puddle.Medical reports show Ethan died in April last year from hypothermia and blunt force trauma to the head, abdomen and chest, and a fractured rib.
The 15-year-old boy told police that he was in charge of supervising Ethan and his twin, who were both being made to carrying logs after failing to recite 13 Bible verses of the bible passage chosen by Timothy.
Timothy, 48, has been charged with felony murder and felony contributing to the delinquency of a child. Tina, 35, is charged with failing to prevent bodily harm and intentionally contributing to the delinquency of a child. The couple's teenage son has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide.
Ethan's birth mother Andrea Everett spoke about the moment she arrived at her son's side during his hospital treatment.
When I got there Ethan did not have a heartbeat and his temperature was 23 degrees. They worked on him for five hours, giving him CPR the entire time, and still couldn't get a heartbeat. There was no brain activity.I want justice for my son, and the person responsible should go to jail for a very long time.