Christian Couple Punish 7-Year Old Boy To Death For Not Knowing 13 Bible Verses
A 7-year-old boy died following punishment meted out by his guardians for failing to remember 13 Bible verses, Fox 11 News reported Saturday.
According to the station, Ethan Hauschultz was forced to lug a 44-pound wooden log for two hours in the snow outside his home.
Timothy Hauschultz, 48 of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, has been charged with felony murder and five other charges in the death of Ethan, who was buried in snow before he died
Damian Hauschultz, 15, has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide and six other charges for helping in the punishment. His mother, Tina McKeever-Hauschultz, 35, is charged with failing to prevent bodily harm and intentionally contributing to the delinquency of a child.
According to the police report, Timothy and Tina Hauschultz were the court-appointed guardians for Ethan Hauschultz and two of his siblings.
Fox 11 reports Timothy Hauschultz ordered Ethan Hauschultz to be punished for “not knowing 13 Bible verses to Timothy’s satisfaction. The punishment was one week of carrying wood for two hours per day. Timothy picked out the logs, but Damian had to supervise the punishment for the younger children.”
“As Ethan struggled to carry the log, Damian allegedly hit, kick, struck and poked Ethan about 100 times – sometimes using a belt or a stick. Damian rolled the heavy log across Ethan’s chest, stood on him while Ethan was face down in a puddle, and then burying him in a snowbank for more than 20 minutes without a coat or boots on,” the report continues.
All three are expected to appear in court on Monday.
You can read the entire report here.