Boy eats his own feces to stay alive

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A Louisiana stepmother is behind bars for allegedly denying food to her 9-year-old stepson.

Police say he ate his own feces and drank his own urine just to survive.

They say they found the boy weighing only 38 pounds.

27-year-old Jaime Day is accused of locking up the boy with a dog leash.

Day has been charged with 25 counts of cruelty to a juvenile and two counts of second degree cruelty to a juvenile.

She is in jail on a $5.5 million bond.

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