A seven-year-old Ethan Hauschultz has died after being buried alive in ‘his own little coffin of snow’ by his parents for failing to recite the verses in the Bible.
The Wisconsin couple, Timothy and Tina Hauschultz, are also accused of dishing out sickening punishments to Ethan, including holding a 44-pound log for two hours every day for a week.
The punishments were typically given when the boy failed to memorize verses from the Bible, according to police reports.
According to Newsweek, Timothy and Tina Hauschultz’s 15-year-old son is also alleged to have tortured Ethan. On one occasion, it is claimed he 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 from hypothermia and blunt force trauma to the head, abdomen, and chest, and a fractured rib.
It’s not known how the Hauschultz’s are related to Ethan, but Timothy and Tina are listed as his court-appointed guardians, along with two of his siblings, including his twin.
The couple’s 15-year-old son has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide, though, he told police that he was in charge of supervising Ethan and his twin, who were allegedly both being punished by carrying logs after failing to recite 13 Bible verses of Timothy’s choosing.
Timothy, 48, has been charged with felony murder and felony contributing to the delinquency of a child. While, Tina, 35, is charged with failing to prevent bodily harm and intentionally contributing to the delinquency of a child.
Ethan’s birth mother, Andrea Everett, spoke out after the boy’s death. She said:
“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.”
Timothy and Tina Hauschultz and their 15-year-old son are all expected to make their first court appearances Today, February 4, 2019.