Dad of kids living amid feces, trash gets 15 years in prison

AP News
Posted: Apr 07, 2017 4:06 PM

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man whose young children were found in rooms covered with feces and trash has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison.

Police arrested 26-year-old James Grenier in November on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and reckless conduct following a request for Manchester police to check on the family's welfare. He pleaded guilty Friday.

Police found Grenier's 4-year-old son in a harness attached to a bed, which was covered with feces and urine. Grenier's 2-year-old daughter was unclothed and covered in feces inside her crib.

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The children were removed from the home and placed in protective custody.

Grenier's wife, Samantha Grenier, faces related charges and is scheduled to appear in court next month.