BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (WDAF) -- A husband and wife in Missouri are charged with child neglect. Court records allege Brendan Luke and Janine Luke forced their 12-year-old son to live in solitude for five weeks, locking him in a house and failing to attend to his disabilities.
Probable cause records from the Blue Springs Police Department indicate the preteen lives with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. Blue Springs police reports say the child's family would watch him using a home security system with cameras, but they provided no close supervision for more than a month.