Grand jury indicts parents of boy who died in septic tank

Ashley White and Paul Thomas

Ashley White and Paul Thomas

PULASKI, Va. (AP) _ A Virginia couple faces felony abuse and neglect charges stemming from their 5-year-old son’s death in a septic tank. Multiple media outlets report that the Pulaski County grand jury indicted Paul Thomas and Ashley White on Tuesday. Each also faces a felony abuse and neglect charge related to the care of their infant daughter. The couple is accused of leaving their son, Noah, and daughter, Abigail, home alone on March 22. The boy’s body was found in a septic tank near the family’s home in Dublin on March 26. The medical examiner determined that the boy drowned and that hypothermia contributed to his death. The couple remains in jail without bond.

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