The call led authorities to discover the distressing conditions in which the boys were living.
The two boys were found alone in the dark, surrounded by squalor, with no power and no food. Descriptions of the home painted a grim picture of filth, and the boys appeared visibly neglected as if they hadn’t been bathed.
The 6-year-old provided authorities with a contact number for their mother, Demetria Spencer, but attempts to reach her were unsuccessful. The duration the boys were left alone before the 911 call remains unclear.
Currently detained at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, Spencer’s bond is set at $5,000. If convicted, she could face a sentence ranging from 5 to 15 years in prison, along with a $5,000 fine.